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How do I add Gelato products to my Shopify store?

You can add Gelato products to your Shopify store in minutes!

If you already have existing products fulfilled with another print on demand supplier and would like to move them to Gelato, you can do so in minutes.

Note: Some products in our catalogue (such as photo books and other multipage products) are currently not available to order via Shopify due to technical limitations. These products can still be ordered via the Gelato Dashboard.



Adding Gelato products to Shopify

1. First, log in to your Shopify account (or create a new one), go to the Shopify App Store and search for Gelato: Print on demand. Then click on Add app and follow the steps to install it. If you are already a Gelato user, you will just need to log in. Otherwise, you can create a new free Gelato account in the blink of an eye!

2. Once you are in, go to Stores and simply choose the store for which you want to add a new product. Then click on Add product - this will take you to our Product Catalogue where you will find all the products and product combinations we currently offer. 

Note: We currently offer the following products via Shopify: Apparel, Posters, Framed Posters, Frames, Hangers, Canvas, Mugs, Acrylic prints, Metallic prints, Cards, Calendars and a variety of Business and Stationery products.

3. Select the product category among the ones available, e.g. "Framed posters". Then select the specific product you want to add, e.g. Classic Matte Paper Wooden Framed Poster

4. You will then be shown all the variants that are available for this specific product on the left. Let's say, for example, that you want to make your design available in 2 variants, both horizontal and with a black frame: 30x40cm and 50x70cm. The variants are now shown on the right.


5. Then just upload your design by clicking on Add new > Add image. You can browse your computer for an image. Once the image is uploaded it will appear in your Gallery. Just click on it to add it to your product. 


6. You can further customize the design of your file according to your needs. You can use the menu on the top the make changes.


7. You can add multiple images or text or even use some of our layouts. From the menu on the right, you can also decide whether you want to apply the same changes to all the variants you selected or only to some of them. This is very helpful if you are adding variants that are very different from each other and might require individual adjustments. Once you are happy with your design, click on Continue.


8. On the next page, you can choose how you want these products to be displayed on your Shopify store. Gelato offers a wide range of scenes you can choose from to make your designs look stunning and realistic in your store. 

9. At the top, you can select the different mockup styles. At the bottom, you will see how these styles are applied to the variants you are uploading. You can choose what the main product image is going to be as well as the mockup style used for the variants.

Note: Please remember that in Shopify a variant can only have one image that will be in the same mockup style as the main product image.


10. You can choose whether to add the mockups as PNGs - which are bigger but transparent files - or JPGs - which are smaller and will make your pages load faster. More info on mockups can be found here.

11. On the next page, you will be able to specify the product details, including the following:

  • Product title and description to show to your customers - By default, you will see the product name and description as in our product catalogue
  • Tags to add to this product
  • Whether to add the product to a collection. Please note that you will be able to add the product only to a manual collection.
  • Select whether the product should be published directly or added in draft
  • Offer free shipping for this product - in this case, the product will be automatically assigned to a free shipping profile

Then click on Continue.


12. The last thing to do before you publish this product to your Shopify store is to define the price you want to sell it for. On this page, you will see both the Gelato price (which is what Gelato will charge you for this product) as well as the recommended retail price (which is what we suggest you charge your customers for this product). You can always change the profit using the dedicated controls. Once you are happy with the prices, don’t forget to publish the product by clicking Publish at the top-right corner.


13. If you go back to Shopify and click on Products, you will find the product you just published. The product is immediately live.



14. Your product is now available to be purchased from your Shopify store. Let the orders flow and Gelato will take care of printing and shipping to your customer!


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