Are you ready to take advantage of Shopify’s premier print-on-demand service? Before you capitalize on SPOD’s long list of benefits, you’ll have to set up the app. In this section, you’ll learn the ins and outs of installing and using the application.
Upon installation, SPOD creates a fulfillment service. What this means is that all orders containing SPOD products and all SPOD product stock info is managed automatically via the app.
Our app is as seamlessly integrated to Shopify as possible, meaning your workflows and processes will mostly remain the same. You can find it in Shopify’s app section, but you also have shortcuts to the app from the Products and Orders lists (to create products and review orders, respectively).
SPOD is intended to boost convenience, allowing you to focus on selling instead of the technical settings. Therefore, we’d suggest being aware of two factors:
- Would you like all orders to go into production automatically, or would you rather review all orders prior to production? If you would like all orders to be reviewed manually, go to this article.
- To get your orders produced, you will need to provide us with your payment details. You can learn more about these details here.
- Allow your customers to modify your designs, personalize your products, or create something from scratch with the Customizer. Read all about it here.
- Do you want to quickly and easily add one design or multiple products? You can learn more about this helpful shortcut here.
- If you want a product’s additional print area(s) to be visible in your Shopify store, then check out this FAQ.
- To change the invoice or return to sender address please check out the article here.
When you go into the settings, you can define a credit card. This will be used for all orders sent to our production facilities. SPOD will only charge your credit card if an order is produced and shipped to your customer.
We do not store your credit card data. Rather, we send the encrypted data to our bank, Adyen. This increases your security, and it’s also the reason why we don’t display any data in the app.
At present we are only accepting credit card payments, but we have immediate plans to support PayPal, ApplePay, etc.
Yes. Merchants have the option of reviewing their orders prior to production. To activate this setting, visit Settings tab in the app.
If you choose to manually review orders, remember the following:
- Orders will not be produced until they are manually approved by the merchant
- We will not charge the merchant’s credit card until the order is approved and produced
- A delay in production and shipping is created until orders have been approved
In the settings in your SPOD app you edit the Invoice and Return to Sender addresses.
This address will be taken from your Shopify when you join SPOD.
If you need to change the address for your invoice, you can simply edit and save this in your settings.
Our fulfillment services are completely free. There are no fees or setup costs. When we receive an order, a hold (authorization) for the amount will be placed on the credit card on file.
We will not charge the merchant’s card until the order has shipped. The only costs incurred are for product base price and shipping. More information can be found here.
Yes, we do! Thanks to this feature, you can guide your customers to make a purchase, regardless of the website.
Specifically, by taking advantage of the Shopify ‘Buy Button,’ you’ll be creating an embeddable listing that can be inserted into any website. If you activate “auto publish for sale” before you sync SPOD products to Shopify, then the product will automatically be compatible with the ‘Buy Button.’
If the product doesn’t seem to be compatible with this button, please verify that the product’s publishing settings are properly configured. Visit Products > Product Details > Product Availability to assure that you’ve activated “auto publish for sale.” The button’s checkbox also needs to be checked.
Yes. You can sell as many different products from as many different suppliers as you like.
If you are currently utilizing other print-on-demand, drop shipping, or fulfillment services, you can still install and utilize SPOD. SPOD only interacts with SPOD-specific SKUs and will not affect other products, giving you the opportunity to enjoy our speed, quality, and services at no risk to your other products or provider interaction.
The application can be uninstalled by visiting the Shopify admin. Click on “Apps”, locate the SPOD application and click on the garbage can. As soon as the application is uninstalled, all applicable data is deleted.
Tip: All pending invoices should be downloaded before the application is uninstalled.
If you decide to uninstall the app, we won't automatically delete our products; this will be up to the you. Furthermore, if you opt for another supplier, you are not allowed to use our product images on your site.
We suggest deleting the products even if you intend on re-installing the app. The products won't carry over to the second iteration of your Shopify-SPOD pairing.
Introducing: SPOD EU
That’s right, we’re spreading our wings and expanding SPOD to Europe. There’s a whole new market waiting for you on the other side of the pond!
Why is SPOD expanding?
Until now, our primary production facilities have been based in the United States. Going forward, as a SPOD merchant you’ll have access to our European production facilities as well.
Because of our expansion to Europe, you’ll have faster and cheaper shipping times, and even access to a different product range.
What are the differences between SPOD EU and U.S.?
We offer different products for the United States and Europe. For example, in Europe our products are measured in centimeters, not inches. We also make sure the sizing of clothing is correct for the European market and that the colors we offer are in fashion.
This specialized product range allows you to offer your customers the most relevant products for their needs.
How can I become a merchant for SPOD EU?
In the SPOD app you have to choose a location, either the United States or Europe. Unfortunately, you cannot currently sell in the U.S. and EU under the same account.
If you’re already a SPOD merchant in the United States, you cannot open an account for the EU in your existing account. To start selling in the EU, you’ll need to open another account with SPOD that is dedicated to your European customers.
So, what should I do next?
Install the SPOD App and get started: https://apps.shopify.com/spod-spreadshirt-print-on-demand