October 14, 2019
Top Ecommerce Platform Comparison – Printful integrations

Top Ecommerce Platform Comparison – Printful integrations


Let’s look at some of the most popular ecommerce
platforms we integrate with, to give you an idea of each one’s features and benefits. There are multiple advantages for all of the
platforms listed, but, when choosing which of them you want to use, think of how each
of their features would fit your needs and what would work best for the kind of business
you’re setting up. First up is Shopify. Shopify is a very easy-to-use platform. It has quick setup, user friendly interface,
great support services and they provide hosting as well. You can customize your store with free or
paid themes available through their theme store. You also have the option of Printful’s live
shipping rates. You can enable them for free if you’re an
Advanced plan user on Shopify. But it also works with other Shopify plans,
if you contact their customer support and ask them to enable Printful’s live rates
for $20 per month. It’s also an easy to use platform for YouTubers,
since it’s one of their approved merch sites. They do have a recurring fee starting at $29
and transaction fees per sale. So, the pros – there’s minimal tech experience
needed, it’s a fully hosted service and it lets you set up a fully-featured customizable
store with minimal hassle. It’s easy-to-use for YouTubers. Shopify’s Advanced plan users can enable
Printful’s live shipping rates for free. Cons – it has recurring subscription and transaction
fees. If you’re not an Advanced plan user on Shopify,
Printful’s live shipping rates cost you $20 per month. Etsy is a trusted, well-known global marketplace
that’s ideal for creatives looking to reach a large audience of more than 30 million active
buyers. Etsy is also a great choice for YouTubers
– it’s one of their approved merch sites as well. But it has rules for its sellers and since
it’s a ready to use marketplace it has limited customization options. It’s free to set up, but there’s a $0.20
cost to publish products and a 3% fee for all transactions. The pros: it’s a globally recognized, ready-to-use
marketplace. It’s free to set up and easy to use. It’s a YouTube approved merch platform. The cons: there’s a 3% fee on all transactions. It also costs $0.20 to list products, which
have to be renewed every 4 months. Amazon. Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces
in the world and our integration lets you sell to a huge customer base in multiple regions,
for example, North America and Europe. To connect Amazon with Printful, you need
a professional seller’s account that has a monthly fee of $39.99, And it also has referral
fees for each item sold leading up to 15%. You don’t need tech experience to set up,
but there are multiple complex and time consuming steps you need to follow through before connecting
to Printful, and Amazon also has strict rules on your account performance (regarding late
shipments, order defect and cancellation rate), so maintaining the account after setting up
takes a lot of work. The Pros: The set-up might take a while, but
it puts your product on one of the largest marketplaces in the world. You don’t need to set up hosting. The Cons in this case: It has Monthly subscription
fees and recurring referral fees. You have to take multiple steps before you
can start selling and a lot of effort goes into maintaining your stores performance after
the set-up. Woocommerce. Woocommerce is a free plugin for WordPress
blogs. WordPress is a popular content management
system, so your store is built on a solid base. Woocommerce is customizable, has great support,
and also enables Printful’s live shipping rates, but make sure you have some tech skills,
as you’ll need to set up your own hosting. The Pros: it’s a free platform, not counting
hosting fees. It’s an ideal choice if already using WordPress. And it lets you set up a fully-featured, customizable
store. You also have the advantage of Printful’s
live shipping rates. But you’lll need some tech skills needed
to set up your own hosting. There’s a link to a blog post about self-hosted
platforms you might find useful in the description below. Squarespace: Squarespace is a widely popular,
design-oriented platform known for simplistic, minimal, and fully responsive website themes. They offer an array of Marketing tools and
resources. It also offers 24/7 community support. The Printful integration is only available
for “Advanced” plan users. And prices for this plan start at $40/month. Printful’s product push generator is not
available for this integration, so you’ll have to upload and sync your products with
Pritnful manually. The Pros: it’s an ideal platform for creating
visually appealing and modern online stores with a wide range of customizable themes. It has helpful community support and marketing
tools. The Cons: There’s a subscription fee for
the Advanced plan needed to integrate with Printful. There’s no product push generator with Printful,
so you’ll have to upload and sync your products manually. Bigcommerce. Bigcommerce enables multi-channel selling. Along with your Bigcommerce store you can
also sell on other marketplaces and social sites like Facebook or Pinterest. It’s easy to use, it has 24/7 support and
also provides hosting. Monthly subscriptions start at $29.95. The pros: It’s a fully hosted service and
lets you easily create a featured store and sell on other platforms as well. And the Con: It’s got recurring subscription
fees. Storenvy. Storenvy is based around their own Storenvy
marketplace. It’s free to set up your store and it’s
hosted as well. You can customize your store manually or with
Storenvy’s pre-existing themes. Storenvy focuses on social sharing and the
marketplace aspect is a great way to increase your discoverability. If your products are sold through the marketplace,
Storenvy takes a 10% commision. The Pros for this platform: It’s a free
ecommerce platform. It’s a hosted service and it creates a fully
featured store in a marketplace straight away. Con: Commision fees on marketplace sales. Tictail. Tictail is a free and the platform is simple
to use. You can quickly create a minimalistic store
with a customizable design on a marketplace with modern, minimalistic design. Tictail provides hosting for you and it’s
free, but its feature set can be limiting,there aren’t many store layout themes to choose
from and a large part of their most popular apps need to be paid for and come with a monthly
subscription. The Pros: It’s a free, very easy-to-use
platform with a ready-to-use marketplace. There’s minimal tech experience needed. And it has a very quick set-up time. The Cons: It has a limited choice of store
layout themes and has possible extra costs for paid apps. BigCartel. BigCartel is an easy-to-use platform that
focuses on artists. It’s simple to set-up your store and it’s
totally free with up to five items in your store. So, if you’re only selling small scale,
it’s an ideal option. To increase your product amount and add extra
features, you can pay for a subscription, starting starting at $9.99. BigCartel also provides hosting. It’s an attractive option for YouTubers
as one of their approved merch sites. But through this platform you won’t be able
to use Printful’s product push generator and will have to manually add and sync your
products. So the Pros here: it’s totally free for
small scale stores. Easy to use for YouTube merch. There’s minimal tech experience needed. And it allows room for expansion. And it’s Cons: It has a monthly subscription
for larger scale stores and you’ll have to manually add and sync products with Printful. Ecwid. Ecwid works as a shopping cart that you can
simply embed in your existing website, social site, marketplace or mobile app and sell on
them simultaneously. All your storefronts are synced and can be
managed from a single control panel. It’s easy to set up and also provides hosting. And you can also enable Printful’s live
shipping rates. But it has recurring monthly fees, based on
the plan you choose, starting from $15 per month. The Pros: You can sell on multiple platforms
and manage them from an intuitive control panel. It also provides hosting and you have Printful’s
live shipping rates available. The Con for this platform: It has monthly
fees starting from $15. Weebly: it’s an ideal platform for small
to midsize businesses with little to no technical experience. It’s extremely user-friendly and has one of
the best intuitive drag-and-drop site builders on the market. It offers a free plan that lets you create
products, but to publish them you have to subscribe to one of it’s plans for “online
stores” with monthly fees starting at $8 and transaction fees for the lower lever plans. The Pros for this platform: it’s simple
to use and you with a collection of customizable themes and pre-designed page layouts. The Cons: It has monthly subscription fees
starting at $8 and the lower level plans have an up to 3% transaction fee. Gumroad. Gumroad doesn’t set you up with a store. It lets you sell products by simply adding
a “buy” button on any webpage and creating shareable links for your products. And it’s a YouTube approved merch platform
as well. It has a quick set up process, but is limited
in customization. Gumroad takes thirty cents plus an 8.5% commision
per sale. Or you can get a $10 monthly subscription
option that lowers these fees to thirty cents and 3.5% commision. The Pros: It easily adds purchase functionality
to any site and is a YouTube approved merch site. There’s minimal tech experience needed. And it’s very easy to use. The Cons: Recurring commission and possible
monthly subscription fees. And it also has limited customization options. Shipstation. This is a third party app that lets you connect
Printful with a whole bunch of other platforms that we can’t otherwise integrate with eBay,
Prestashop, Yahoo, Magento, the list goes on. As you can connect with any of its many partners
and manage shipping if you’re selling non-Printful products, it’s a handy platform, but it
has monthly subscriptions depending on order volume. The Pros for this platform: You can connect
to multiple platforms and organize all your orders from your Shipstation account;
The Con here (is that): It has monthly subscriptiosocian fees starting at $9 for 50 shipments per month; Inktale. Inktale is a ready to use marketplace with
its focus on designs. It’s very easy to navigate – simply upload
your design or a photo directly from your instagram, choose products you want the design
to be sold on and get a profit once sales roll in. There are no upfront costs, Intkale also covers
all customer service and provides you with your sales stats and info about your customers
– something other online marketplaces don’t offer. Though you are limited in product model choices
– Inktale has picked a single product model from Printfuls collection for each product
category. The Pros: It’s a user friendly marketplace
with no subscription or transaction fees, it covers customer service and provides your
sales data and customer information. The Cons for this platform: it’s limited
in it’s customization and offers only one pre-selected product model for each product
category. And that’s it for our basic Ecommerce roundup. Make sure to check out all of the features
of these platforms on their websites, there’s a link to each of them in the description. Also check out more info on our ecommerce
platform rundown page, link in the description as well. Hey, Wes from Printful!
I hope you found that video very helpful! All of the links mentioned are in the description below. We have tons of other tutorials so make sure to subscribe to our channel and check those out! www.printful.com

14 thoughts on “Top Ecommerce Platform Comparison – Printful integrations

  1. i am using shopify and it is the best for making things much more easier.i like the extensions in it through which i can carry out all my daily tasks in a much better way and quick.but there are also new software available in the market which have much better advanced extensions https://www.softwaresuggest.com/ecommerce-platform-software

  2. hopify

    Shopify is a hosted solution, which is much easier to get started with than WooCommerce. You simply sign up for an account, add your products, and start selling. There are many themes and extensions available so you can customize your site quite a bit
    The main downside of Shopify is that if there is not an extension available, your options are limited. You don’t really have direct access to the source code, so you have to make it work with what they provide. However, they do have most of the important features so just about all businesses can use it , http://bit.ly/2j1ynKE

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