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Are you interested in generating extra income from original art you have created? In this post, you will discover how to sell art prints on Etsy with Printful.
How To Sell Art Prints On Etsy With Printful
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Are you interested in generating extra income from original art you have created?
Selling art prints of your original artwork is an excellent way for you to earn passive income while you are waiting for your original art to sell, and it has never been easier with Print On Demand services.
A Print On Demand service is a company that will print a product and ship it directly to your buyer. You do not have to purchase a large number of prints from your local printer or purchase a high-quality home printer.
All you have to do is create a listing for your art prints and professional services like Printful will do the rest. POD services will print and ship your products directly to your buyer without any upfront costs.
There are a number of POD sites that are available for you to choose from and most of them provide similar products and services. In this post, I am going to highlight Printful.
Printful is a 500-person team spread out across four locations.
All prints are printed on high-quality products and you can feel safe knowing that your buyers will receive high-quality products because Printful has their specialists check the quality while and after printing and curing.
They also cover the cost of any damage that may occur during shipping.
Before you get started you will have to create an Etsy shop.
After you have an Etsy Shop you will need to create a Printful account. Printful will be the POD company that will print your products and ships them directly to your buyers.
CLICK HERE to create a Printful account.
Printful Etsy Integration
The next step is to connect your Etsy Shop with Printful.
The video below will show you how easy it is to get started with Etsy and Printful.
Link Printful and Etsy
Login to your Printful account and click on the Stores link on the left sidebar.
Click the Choose Platform link.
Click the Etsy Connect link.
The last step is to click the Connect To Etsy link and allow access to your Etsy shop.
Now you are ready to create a listing for your Etsy shop. This can be done easily through your Printful account.
Set Up A New Product Within The Printful Dashboard
Click the Add Product link.
Choose what product you would like to have your artwork printed on. In this tutorial, I am going to choose Enhanced Matte Paper Framed Poster.
Click the Upload File link and upload the image you have stored on your computer.
Aline the image in the frame and choose what sizes you would like to offer.
Click the Proceed To Mockups link when you have finished aligning and choosing what sizes you will be selling.
Click on what image you would like to be featured in your Etsy shop then click on the Proceed To Description link to write a description for the post.
Add a product title, description and up to 12 tags (keywords people will use to find your product).
Click the Proceed To Pricing when you are finished on this page.
Add how much profit for each item and choose the product section.
Click the Submit To Store when you are finished on this page.
Congratulations, you now have a Printful listing in your Etsy Store.
Edit Printful Products In Etsy
The last step is to edit your Etsy listing in Etsy.
Login to your Etsy Shop and click on the listing you have just created.
Review and make adjustments to:
- About this listing
- Craft (optional)
- Hight (optional)
- Width (optional)
- Primary color (optional)
- Secondary color (optional)
- Room (optional)
- Framing (optional)
- Occasion (optional)
- Holiday (optional)
- Renewal options
- Product partners
You will have to fill out this form to let your buyers know that your products are being processed by Pinterest. Feel free to use the description I use for my listings.
- Section (optional)
- Materials (optional)
- Click on what sizes you will be offering in the listing you are editing.
- Click on what shipping service you will be offering.
When you have finished editing your Etsy listing click on the Publish link.
After you hit publish your item is live and will be visible for people to view and purchase.
Processing Printful Orders
You will receive an email from Etsy and Printful when you make a sale.
On your first sale, you will want to set up your payment details.
The payment has already been received from your buyer, so now you will need to send payment to Printful to manufacture and ship the item that has been purchased.
After you have filled your payment details check the box to allow them to automatically collect the payment and process your orders.
All future sales are dealt with automatically between Printful and Etsy.
Etsy will collect the payment from the buyer, sent the order to Printful and Printful will then collect the payment for processing the order, and ship it directly to your buyer.
Now you can earn extra revenue while you are in the studio creating new art.
Best Selling Prints On Etsy
The best-selling artwork on Etsy is the art that is marketed to the right buyers.
Do not think that just because you, listed an item on Etsy it is going to sell for you.
The real work begins after your art prints are live on Etsy.
If you would like to sell your Printful prints, you will have to promote it to your target audience.
People will not know you have an item for sale unless you tell them.
Promote your new listings on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and write a blog post about it.
There is an opportunity to make a large amount of money from your original artwork.
Money does not have to stop coming in after you have sold your original art.
Selling prints of your original artwork is one way you can increase your income and Printful has made it easy to do just that.
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