Beginners Guide - How to Connect Printify to Etsy Shop

Want your print on demand business to run like a well-oiled machine? You're in the right place. This guide will show you how to set up your Printify and Etsy accounts for complete automation. After your customer orders, Printify takes over - printing, shipping, and updating tracking numbers on Etsy. You can focus on what you love: creating designs and engaging with customers. Let’s dive in!

What is Printify?

Printify is a print on demand service that allows you to create custom products and sell them online without holding any inventory. When a customer makes a purchase, Printify handles the printing and shipping for you.

Why Connect Printify to Your Etsy Shop?

Connecting Printify to your Etsy shop offers several benefits:

  • Automated Order Fulfillment: Printify automatically processes and fulfills orders from your Etsy shop.
  • Wide Range of Products: Choose from various customizable products like t-shirts, mugs, and phone cases.
  • Easy Integration: Simple steps to connect and manage your Printify products on Etsy.

Setting Up Your Printify Account

1. Create a Printify Account

Sign up for a Printify account at Printify.

Create a Printify Account

2. Choose Your Products

Browse the catalog and select the products you want to sell in your Etsy shop.

Choose Your Products

3. Customize Your Products

Use Printify's design tools to add your artwork and create custom products.

Customize Your Products

4. Set Your Prices

Determine the pricing for your products, considering production and shipping costs.

Connecting Printify to Etsy

1. Sign In to Your Etsy Account

Log in to your Etsy seller account. If you don't have one, create an account at Etsy.

2. Access the Integrations Page

Go to the Printify dashboard and navigate to the "Integrations" section.

Access the Integrations Page

3. Select Etsy

Choose Etsy from the list of available integrations.

4. Authorize the Connection

Follow the prompts to authorize Printify to access your Etsy account. You may need to sign in to Etsy again during this process.

5. Sync Your Products

Select the products you want to sync from Printify to your Etsy shop. Ensure all details like product descriptions, images, and pricing are accurate.

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Essential Settings in Printify

Now, let's configure your settings to ensure smooth automation.

Store Name and Shipping Labels

  • Store Name: This will appear on shipping labels, not Printify or the print provider’s name. Make sure it's exactly how you want it.
  • Ship From Address: Use Printify’s default to keep your personal address private.


Order Routing: Printify can automatically send orders to a different print provider if an item is out of stock. However, I prefer manual changes to avoid inconsistencies.

Order Approval: Set to automatically approve orders at a specific time each day. This ensures your credit card is charged once daily, simplifying your financial tracking.

Tracking Notifications: Only relevant for manual and sample orders. Set as needed.

Delayed Orders: Enable automatic sending of delayed orders to production. If an item restocks, Printify handles it without your intervention.

Account and Payment Settings

Business Information: Update your business name, contact info, and address for monthly invoices from Printify.

Files Tab: All your uploaded files are stored here, accessible anytime.

Payment Methods: You can upload money from PayPal or use a credit/debit card. I recommend a credit card for bonus points on every purchase.

Payment Methods

Printify Premium: For $29.99/month or $25/month annually, get up to 20% off items. It pays off once you hit 10-15 sales per month.

Tips for Efficiency

  1. Catalog Favorites: Save favorite products like the Bella Canvas 3001 t-shirt for quick access.
  2. Print File Requirements: Ensure your designs meet size requirements (e.g., 4500 x 5100 for a large shirt).
  3. Positioning Designs: Place designs correctly on items for a professional look.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

1. Integration Errors

If you encounter any errors during the integration process, ensure you have authorized Printify correctly and that your Etsy account is active.

2. Product Sync Issues

Make sure all product details match between Printify and Etsy. Re-sync if necessary.

3. Order Fulfillment Delays

Check with Printify support if there are delays in order processing or shipping.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How Much Does It Cost to Use Printify with Etsy?

Printify offers both free and premium plans. Etsy charges listing fees and transaction fees for each sale.

Can I Use Printify with Other Platforms?

Yes, Printify can be integrated with other e-commerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, and more.

Can I Use Printify with Other Platforms

How Do I Handle Returns and Refunds?

Printify has a return policy for defective products. Contact their support for assistance with returns and refunds.

Final Thoughts

Setting up Printify with Etsy for automation is a game-changer. It allows you to focus on creativity while Printify handles the logistics. By following this guide, you'll be able to set up and manage your Printify-Etsy integration smoothly. Happy selling!

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