Etsy & Printful: Your Ecommerce Dream Team

Etsy & Printful: Your Ecommerce Dream Team

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Etsy?
  3. Why Choose Etsy for Ecommerce 3.1 Easy and Quick to Use 3.2 Built-In Customer Base
  4. Linking Your Etsy Store to Printful
  5. Creating Your Printful Account 5.1 Steps to Set Up Your Printful Account
  6. Opening Your Shop on Etsy 6.1 Step-by-Step Guide to Open Your Shop on Etsy
  7. Creating Your First Listing 7.1 Why Having at Least One Active Listing is Important 7.2 Creating a Product Photo with Printful's Mockup Generator
  8. Adding Your Production Partner to Etsy 8.1 Setting Up Printful as Your Production Partner
  9. Connecting Your Etsy Store to Printful
  10. Adding Products to Your Store 10.1 Steps to Add Products to Your Store 10.2 Customizing Products with Your Own Designs
  11. Pricing and Shipping on Etsy 11.1 Setting Your Profit Margin 11.2 Shipping Options and Rates
  12. Publishing Your Product on Etsy
  13. Setting Up Billing with Printful
  14. Offering Product Personalization 14.1 Enabling Personalization on Etsy 14.2 Handling Personalized Orders with Printful
  15. Following Etsy's Rules and Regulations
  16. Conclusion

How to Connect Your Etsy Store to Printful and Start Selling


If you're an ecommerce beginner looking to sell handmade or vintage goods, Etsy can be a great platform for you. And when it comes to fulfilling your orders and shipping your products, Printful is here to make the process easy and efficient. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps of connecting your Etsy store to Printful, creating your first products, and setting up shipping and product personalization. So, let's dive in and start selling!

What is Etsy?

Etsy is a popular online marketplace that caters to sellers of handmade and vintage goods. It provides a platform for creative entrepreneurs to showcase their products and reach a large audience. With millions of visitors each day, Etsy offers a built-in customer base that can help you gain exposure and sales.

Why Choose Etsy for Ecommerce

  1. Easy and Quick to Use: Unlike building your own website from scratch, creating a shop on Etsy is a simple and quick process. You don't need any coding or design knowledge to get started.

  2. Built-In Customer Base: If you're just starting out and don't have a large online following, Etsy's vast customer base can be a major advantage. With the right keyword and marketing research, you can tap into this large outreach and gain visibility for your products.

Linking Your Etsy Store to Printful

Before you can start selling your products on Etsy using Printful, you'll need to link your Etsy store to your Printful account. This allows you to create and sync products between both platforms seamlessly. To do this, you'll first need to create your Printful account.

Creating Your Printful Account

To begin, go to the Printful homepage and click on the "Sign up" button. Fill in your information to create your account. Once you've signed up, you'll be directed to your Printful dashboard, where you can easily follow the onboarding steps to set up your account and start selling.

Opening Your Shop on Etsy

To sell on Etsy, you'll need to create an Etsy account. Simply click on the "Sign in" button on the Etsy homepage, then choose "Register" and fill in your information. Once your account is set up, you can proceed to open your shop.

Creating Your First Listing

To connect your Etsy store to Printful, you'll need to have at least one active listing in your Etsy account. This can be a mock listing that you can delete later. If you don't have a listing yet, you can easily create one in your Etsy's Shop Manager dashboard. Simply go to the "Listings" section and click on "Add new listing" in the upper right corner.

Adding Your Production Partner to Etsy

When setting up your listing on Etsy, you'll be asked to add your production partner. In this case, you'll enter "Printful" as your production partner and select one of Printful's fulfillment center addresses as the location. You'll also provide a short description of Printful as a fulfillment, warehousing, and shipping service for online business owners.

Connecting Your Etsy Store to Printful

Once your shop is set up on Etsy and you have at least one active listing, you can connect it to Printful. In your Printful dashboard, go to the "Stores" section in the side menu and choose "Etsy". This will redirect you to the Etsy page where you'll need to click on "Allow access" to complete the connection.

Adding Products to Your Store

To add products to your Etsy store using Printful, go to the "Stores" section in your Printful dashboard and select Etsy as the platform. Click on "Connect to Etsy" and grant the necessary permissions. This will sync your Printful products to your Etsy store.

Customizing Products with Your Own Designs

With Printful, you can easily customize products with your own designs. In your Printful dashboard, choose "Add product" and follow the steps to select the product, upload your design, and adjust details such as mockup pictures, name, description, and pricing.

Pricing and Shipping on Etsy

When setting up pricing for your products on Printful, you can decide how much profit you want to make from each sale. Printful will automatically configure the retail price based on your desired profit margin. Keep in mind that Etsy also charges a fee, which includes a 5% fee from the displayed price and a payment processing fee.

Publishing Your Product on Etsy

After setting up your pricing, you can publish your product on Etsy. This will make it visible to your customers and allow them to purchase it. You can also set up shipping options and rates, including the option for free shipping. Once published, your product will appear as a draft listing on Etsy, which you can edit and finalize before making it active.

Offering Product Personalization

To add a personalization feature to your products on Etsy, you'll need to enable it in the listing settings. This allows your customers to customize their orders by adding their names or initials. When a personalized order is placed, it will appear on your Printful dashboard, and you can make the necessary edits before completing the order.

Following Etsy's Rules and Regulations

As an Etsy seller, it's important to familiarize yourself with the platform's rules and regulations. Make sure to review their guidelines and policies to ensure compliance and avoid any issues with your store.


By connecting your Etsy store to Printful, you can streamline your ecommerce operations, from creating products to fulfilling orders and shipping them to your customers. Take advantage of Etsy's vast customer base and Printful's print-on-demand services to start selling your unique products today!

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