This will show how to set up a shirt to be printed and fulfilled by printful. It should all work fine if the website store is syncing with the printful store.
Set up product image
This is the default image for the product. You can create it quickly using the mockup generator in Printful. (https://www.printful.com/mockup-generator)
Set as variable product
Most products will have varied colors and/or sizes. If so, select variable product option.
Add baseline SKU
Add a sku for a unique identifier of the product. You’ll add other skus for the variations below. This is useful for tracking sales after the fact. This info is also sent to ActiveCampaign so you can track buyers over time.
Set shipping class to Printful
Setting this to Printful allows printful to take care of shipping calculations.
Set up attributes
- Use existing attributes or add custom ones.
- In this case size is a custom attribute. Add all of the sizes with a pipe in between. ( | or Shift+\ )
- Color is a pre-existing attribute and you can select the ones you want to use.
- For any attributes that a buyer will use for purchase, check the box marked “Used for variations.” We’ll see why in the next step.
Automatically create all variations
Select options marked “Create variations from all attributes.” This will automatically create multiple variations of colors and sizes and any other attributes. It may take a few moments.
You can also manually add variations and delete them as needed.
Set up each variation
- Note all of the variation ID numbers for comparison in Printful
- Add an image for the item that matches the color and sign
- Add a SKU for the individual item. In this case w is added for the color white and xs is added for the size.
- Ensure the item is marked Enabled
- Set the regular proce and any scheduled discounts
- Shipping class should be marked same as parent
Everything else will be the default.
Publish or update the product
If you have not published the product yet, do that. If you have, click update to add all changes.
Note the product ID number in WooCommerce
Just after post= is the ID number of the product in WooCommerce
Refresh the store and select the item.
- Click refresh data to pull in newly saved products
- Verify product ID you found on the website
- Check number of synced and not synced items under variant. At first all should be not synced.
- Click Edit to set up shirt printing
Pick the printing artwork
- Select P4CM store
- Click choose on the printfile you created in the mockup creator
Adjust the position of the design if needed
You should use the mockup generator to make the file and adjustments, but if need be, make the changes here.
Verify that details match
- Make sure variation number matches variation in WooCommerce
- Verify size and color you selected in Prtinful matches the size and color of the variaton in WooCommerce and verify price
- Make sure the print file and mockup are right as well