Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful in Your Craft Business

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Last time on the blog, I introduced you to production partners on Etsy. Today, I’ll walk you through creating a Printful store. I chose to use Printful as it is a popular Etsy production partner. However, Printful is also available for Shopify, WooCommerce, SquareSpace, Amazon, and more.

How to Create a Store on Printful

  1. Create an account at Printful.com and log in.
  2. From your dashboard, scroll down and click ‘Create your store’. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Choose where you sell and follow the provided instructions on Printful to connect your shop.Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. After connecting your shop, head to the ‘Design products’ link. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. Click the ‘Add’ button to start your first product.  Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Choose a product. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  7. Choose your colors, sizes to offer, and upload your design. Your design should be 300 dpi resolution. Click the ‘Proceed to mockups’ button when you are finished.Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  8. Create your mockups and click the ‘Proceed to description’ button. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  9. Add your description and tags and click the ‘Proceed to pricing’ button. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  10. Set your pricing. The first column is how much the shirt will cost you, the second is how much your customer will pay, and the third is your profit. Finally, click the ‘Submit to store’ button. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  11. After you’ve designed your first product, set up the billing. You can connect a credit card or Paypal account.Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  12. Last, but equally as important, add your logo, tax rates, and shipping. After these three are set up, Printful will automatically sync your listing Etsy’s draft section. You can log into your Etsy account and publish it.Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.comStep-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com

What Happens When a Customer Places An Order?

While the process differs from platform to platform, here has been my experience using Printful during a test run:

  1. Set up the listing in the Printful dashboard and sync it to Etsy as shown in the tutorial above.
  2. Customer places an order.
  3. Customer’s order is sent directly from my Etsy Shop to Printful.
  4. Printful creates the order and white label (using my branding rather than theirs) ships the order to the customer.
  5. Customer receives it (and loves it)!
  6. Here’s a close up of the print quality of the shirt from Printful. To write this tutorial, I set up a dummy Etsy shop. So, if you’d like to order one of the shirts in the tutorial click here.Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com

That’s it! Using a print on demand service like Printful is a great way to complement your existing products. And remember, Printful is way more than tee shirts – they also carry mugs, leggings, backpacks, hats, phone cases, and more.

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Step-by-Step Tutorial to Use Printful - A great way for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Businesses to Expand - by cuttingforbusiness.com

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