App of the Month: Printful
Posted Oct 6, 2016 by Jeff Brandimarte, Ecwid Team

App of the Month: Printful

Once a month, we select an interesting and popular app from the Ecwid App Market to feature.

In our monthly report, we shed light on several unique app features for our users to increase sales, maximize the success of their online stores and make the most of their Ecwid experience. We hope you find our monthly overview helpful and that our app is applicable to your business.

October is an ideal month for starting an online custom prints and products business. Luckily, we have the perfect app for you — Printful.

What is Printful?

Printful is a service that helps you easily sell custom print products online with very minimal effort. It manufactures custom prints and products and sends items directly to your customers.

Printful’s automated service allows users to create new designs and conveniently processes customer payments, eliminating the heavy lifting and allowing business owners to focus on what’s most important — their buyers, sales, and growth.

How does this work?

To get started, install the Printful application, add it to your Ecwid store, create a new account or log in to Printful.  Once you’ve installed the app, a new tab will appear in your dashboard. Conveniently manage your online store, sales, inventory, orders, apps and more from your easy-to-access, and centrally located Ecwid Control Panel.

After you’ve set up your account, you can start creating products right away. Watch the video below for a quick demonstration.


Notice how the t-shirt parameters are automatically filled in above gif.


Now that your products are automated, you might be wondering how visitors can purchase your custom t-shirts and prints.

It’s simple, you just need to select what payments you’ll accept and set up your payment process under your Ecwid store settings.

Once you have a payment method in place, Printful will handle shipping and item delivery.


You can select what shipping methods you’d like to offer. Visit the Printful settings section to make changes to your shipping preferences.


Once payment for an order has been received, Printful takes over to finalize the process and fulfill the order. Below are Printful’s shipment options and estimated delivery timeframes.


Find out more about shipping and order processing on Printful’s website.

How do I use Printful with Ecwid?

Go to the application details page, download and install the app for free and add Printful to your Ecwid store.

For the best results, we recommend using it on a Business or Unlimited plan, which use product variations feature. It will allow you to show different images for each color option and sync orders with Printful more precisely.

What does it cost?

The application is free to install and each Printful product  is individually priced. Costs are based on item size and quality and range between $8.95 to $49.95+ per product.


All Ecwid apps are created by talented developers who use the Ecwid API, which allows them to extend, customize, and build on the Ecwid platform to make amazing e-commerce apps. Are you a developer? Build something with our API today!

About the author
Jeff is an industry veteran and advocate of all things e-commerce. He works closely with Ecwid's partners and spends his time off frolicking in the ocean.