Set-Up Checklist- 10 Steps to Setting up your Print-on-Demand Online Business with Slaite
Setting up a POD (print-on-demand) business may seem like a daunting task but by using a drop-shipping service, like Slaite, the process is quick and easy. Slaite makes the process simplistic for you – from designing your products to setting up your shop – we’re here with you every step of the way to help you build your e-commerce business.
Just follow these 10 simple steps to set up your shop, so you can start focusing on selling and profiting from your POD business!
Make an account with Slaite
Before you start anything, you need to register with Slaite. After registering you’re able to pick your products, design them and post them to your shop.
Consider shipping rates
Shipping is an important factor to consider because it affects your prices and your production times. Slaite understands that shipping is essential to every e-commerce business and that’s why we provide a simplistic shipping model. We courier ship to Canada and the US in 1-5 business days and charge a flat rate – plus we have fast and trackable shipping.
Your design and artwork are the root of your creative vision and the visual signifier of your brand. When selecting a file format to design your products, ensuring the quality and file type meet Slaite’s is important to avoid any production hiccups.
Pick your products
This is the part where you pick the canvas for your design. While the basic white tee is essential, consider adding in a hoodie to make your brand offerings stand out from the crowd. You can check out Slaite’s product offerings before you sign up to get a good idea of what fits with your brand.
Customizing is where it all starts to come together. Use your design files to customize the products you’ve picked and watch your brand start to come to life.
Connect your store
Once you’ve finished designing your products, connect your store to start publishing them to your online shop.
Set up a payment method
A simple step—but an important one! We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express as methods of payment. We unfortunately do not accept debit payments at the moment.
We understand that seeing and feeling your products is important and that’s why we offer samples to our customers. You can get a sample by visiting the “My Collections” section in your Slaite account – choose from any of the products you’ve designed and place an order to get a first-hand look at your creation.
Publish to your store
For orders to be fulfilled using our automation system you need to sync your designed products to your online store. You can do this by selecting your designed products in the “My Collections” section on your Slaite account.
This is the part where we take over. We’ll handle printing your products, managing your inventory and the logistics for your online shop so that you don’t have to. What’s left for you is focusing on monetizing from your creativity.
Your creative right hand
The perfect print-on-demand provider allows you to build an online store and grow your custom brand at a low-risk and cost. Slaite uses an automated fulfillment model that makes selling your products a seamless process from start to finish. Think of us as your creative right hand – we work with you to get your creativity out and into the world.