5 Steps to Start Drop Shipping with Shopify

Shopify is one of the most popular and used e-commerce platforms on the internet due to its simple interface, low startup cost, and handy tools to build up your customer base. Perhaps the best part about Shopify, however, is its ability to connect with other platforms to allow seamless integration of other tools and services you may use for your business. Follow these five steps to integrate Shopify & Printful and start dropshipping in no time!

1. Connect Your Shopify Store

You will need both a Shopify and a Printful account to complete this step. Once you are signed up for both, head over to the Shopify App Store and search for the Printful app. Follow the on-screen prompts to install it and connect your two accounts. This process can seem intimidating at first, but Shopify will guide you through it step-by-step.

2. Design and Create Your Products

Using Printful’s Mockup Generator can help you create custom designs that can go on hundreds of products with print or embroidery. These range from coffee mugs to T-shirts, aprons to pillows, and everything in between.

This software is straightforward and intuitive, and it will provide helpful suggestions for designs that you can later tweak and further customize to your liking. Play around with colors, shapes, and text to make a truly unique design that your customers will love.

3. Set up Shipping, Billing, and Taxes

Once you have finalized your designs and chosen which products they will go on, it’s time to set up the logistical aspects of your business. This includes shipping, billing, and taxes, which are the most fun part of the process, but you will be guided through everything you need to fill out. This ensures that all transactions go through smoothly and products can be shipped without a hitch.

4. Receive Notifications About Upcoming Orders

Now that your store is fully open and operational, you can wait for orders to roll in. Once someone purchases one of your products, you will get an alert about these orders. The best part about this integration is that all orders will be sent to Printful for fulfillment automatically.

These notifications don’t signal that you have any additional responsibilities, they simply let you know that your products are selling and more money will be headed to your pocket!

5. Kick Back While Your Orders Are Handled

Gone are the days where designers have to handle the other headaches that often come with selling merchandise. Instead of spending time preparing, packing, and shipping your orders, you can spend more time and effort thinking about your next designs and products to sell.

Your products can be sent all over the world, allowing you to reach a wider audience and fanbase. You can also opt to add custom product labels and pack-ins to further promote your business. Plus, customer service is handled by us 24/7.

If you are ready to start a business or a side hustle in clothing and merchandise design, it has never been easier or less costly to jump in.

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