How can I migrate an existing product to Printify?
Use this workaround method to switch your existing products to be fulfilled with Printify without having to recreate them from scratch. This way you won’t have to worry about losing the reviews, ratings, and the SEO setup of your current product listing.
However, if you’re a Shopify user, we recommend using our dedicated product migration tool instead of this method, as it will offer more convenience.
This article will outline the steps for migrating an Etsy product. The same principle applies to all of the following integrations – WooCommerce, BigCommerce, PrestaShop, Wix, and Squarespace.
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How to migrate an existing product to Printify
For this method, you’ll need to have an order submitted in your connected store. We recommend waiting until a customer submits an order for the product that you want to migrate.
It should be noted that you will have to repeat this process the first time for every variant of the product.
1. Create a new product in Printify and choose the same size and color variants as those of your existing product. You want to pick a product model that is identical or closely resembles your existing product that you want to migrate.
For this example, we’ll use a t-shirt, however, this method will work for any product.
Important: make sure to leave the product unpublished.
It’s a good idea to give the product a specific title so that you’ll know this product was created for migration purposes and shouldn’t be published.
2. In the “My Products” section, click on the product card to edit its details.
3. Scroll down to the SKU numbers for each variant. Copy the SKU number of the product variant that corresponds to the size and color of the product that has been ordered – you will need this number for one of the next steps.
Please note that you will have to do this process the first time for all your products (and for every product variant).
To make changes to the migrated product (e.g., adjust or change the design), you will need to update the product separately in both Printify and in your store. If you’d like to have the ability of syncing any changes from Printify to your store product listing, the product will need to be recreated from scratch.
In case you made a mistake, you can easily disconnect the specific product variant from the Printify product by clicking on the green chain icon in the order. This will immediately stop the automated fulfillment of this particular product variant.