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Step-by-step guide to connecting your store to Shopify

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Shopify and Printful

Starting an e-commerce store has never been easier – not only are people starting to buy more (ka-ching!) and getting more used to online shopping, but there are so many tools out there that help you out.

Shopify is one of those platforms that just makes running an online store a breeze. Tones of people are using it, and what we’ve done is created an integration that lets you connect your Shopify store directly to Printful.

By hooking up your Shopify store to Printful, here’s some of what you’ll get:

  • no upfront costs
  • automatic fulfillment of your orders – you never have to process an order manually again!
  • customized branding – we make it look like you sent it out

How to set up your Shopify store:

Breakdown of the steps to hook up your Shopify store to Printful:

1. Get the app

Log into your Shopify account, in the dashboard go to “apps”. In the search bar search “Printful”, and select “Get App”.

You’ll install the app, and you’ll be taken to the Printful website

2. Create your Printful account

This is super easy, and only takes a few minutes.

3. Install the App

Go back to your Shopify account, under the “Apps” tab, choose to Install the app.

Installing Printful app


4. Connect your store

Go to the Printful website, under Settings -> Apps, click “Connect” under the Shopify logo.

Connect Shopify


You’ll be asked to complete your billing info.

5. Add your products

If you already have your products set up in your store (aka you were fulfilling your products another way, and have simply chosen to use Printful now), then you’re golden. Skip to the next step.

Go back to Shopify, and under the “Products” tab, add your products. You’ll have to add every different variant.

A variant is a certain type of product that can be sold. For example, if you have a t-shirt that’s available in different size, then each size will be a different variant.

6. Sync the products with Printful

Go to Printful and go to Store -> Products. You’ll see all of the products in your Shopify store.

To choose a product to be fulfilled by Printful, select “Choose Product” and add all of the information for that product (product type, size, brand, etc.). Add the print file, and you’re done!

7. Sit back and enjoy

For every order that’s made in your store, that is also configured in Printful, an automatic order will be made. You don’t have to worry about it!

So give it a try, and set up your Shopify store!

Do you have any more questions we didn’t answer? Let us know in the comments section, and we’ll be sure to address them!

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  1. Jane

    I am just wondering how the cart works if some of my products are not created by printful…. if a customer wants a t-shirt (printful) and also a book I sell (not printful), can the customer still have a seamless experience by using only one checkout cart? How does this work?

    1. Giedrė Kronberga

      Since Printful services are white-label, customers won’t know where the product is coming from. So the checkout page or process won’t change or be affected in any way.

  2. Kahyte Van Sant


    I’m trying to sync my Printful account with my new Shopify store and I cannot find the app section anywhere. I’ve looked in my account information and in the store/dashboard area. Please help.

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