Do you want to make more sales?
CustomCat is an e-commerce platform that helps online sellers grow their print-on-demand business by providing them with a suite of tools and services. One such service is the possibility to integrate your store with Etsy, which will allow you to import products from Etsy into your CustomCat account, upload photos, and set prices for items.
To integrate CustomCat with Etsy, you need to:
- Open an Online Shop on Etsy
- Connect it with CustomCat
- Create & Export your Products
- Publish the Products
Integrating your Etsy store with CustomCat means never having to worry about missing out on potential customers because they can’t find what they’re looking for on your site.
It also means taking advantage of all the benefits of selling on both platforms, like increased visibility in search and streamlined inventory management.
In this article, we'll show you how easy it is to implement this integration!
So, stay with us and keep reading!
In our journey as experienced sellers, we have sold through many marketplaces, like Printify, Printful, and Redbubble.
Once we encountered the CustomCat website, and we remained positively impressed.
Their high-quality printing, variety of products, and broad customizations options intrigued us, at that point that we decided to give it a try.
CustomCat is a platform where quality handmade products can be listed and sold online. It’s not just another marketplace where your items will be lost among thousands of listings!
You can list your products for free, and CustomCat shows up in search results and on the “Hot Selling Products” list, which appears on the main page. This means your products will be better exposed and more likely to be sold.
At CustomCat, your handmade crafts will be appreciated.
Their mission is to help artisans sell their goods and grow their print-on-demand businesses. They have dozens of thousand members and hundreds of sellers who make enough to live off their craft.
It’s the perfect place for creative sellers like you.
We have already discussed in this article the best print-on-demand integrations with Etsy. This time, we will show you how to integrate CustomCat with Etsy.
Let’s start with the first step!
How to Open an Online Store on Etsy
You can open an Etsy shop by going to the “Sell” page and clicking on “Start your Etsy Shop.” When creating a new shop, you’ll need to provide a name, address, email address, and phone number. You’ll also need to provide a billing address – it can be your home or any other location.
Next, you’ll need to select which type of product you want to sell in your Etsy store. These include Art Pieces, Fashion Accessories, Home Decorations, Jewelry, Paper Goods & Stationery, and Collectibles.
Once you have selected it, we recommend choosing at least five pieces to provide your customers with enough alternatives and raise their overall shopping experience.
Fill in the item’s details – like title, description, and price. Also, include which shipping carriers you’ll use to ship items to your customers in the summary section.
When entering the item’s information, make sure that you don’t use any special characters or symbols, like * or $, without first knowing where they should be placed – doing this can cause some issues.
Lastly, it will be asked how you want to get paid. Fill in the blanks with your bank information and set up the billing options – you can choose among different payment methods, including PayPal and Payoneer.
How to Connect Your Etsy Store to CustomCat
Once completed the set-up process above, go to the CustomCat website and create an account.
Go to “My Stores” from the main dashboard and choose the platform you want to integrate with.
There are several, like Shopify, Woocommerce, eBay, and, of course, Etsy, that we will choose.
Next, CustomCat will ask you for the authorization to connect to your Etsy store.
Lastly, go to “Settings” and on the right corner select “Store Settings”. Then add your Etsy account information and save it.
At this point, your Etsy store will be automatically synchronized to the platform. Each customer who will purchase your products from your store will send the order to the CustomCat fulfillment, which will print and ship them for you!
Let’s see now how to export your print-on-demand products from CustomCat to Etsy, going through the customization process first.
How to Create & Export a CustomCat Product On Etsy
CustomCat lets you create original designs and choose from numerous templates. Not only great for t-shirts, but posters, tote bags, phone cases, and pullovers are also available.
From your dashboard, go to “My Stores” and click on “Add a Product.”
You can choose from plenty of products on their catalog, not only t-shirts, but even posters, tote bags, phone cases, and pullovers.
Select your preferred item and customize it in colors and sizes, according to your tastes. Also, fill in a brief product description, including tags.
The final step is adding a design. CustomCat lets you create original designs with ease or choose among numerous templates.
For that purpose, we recommend watching their tutorial.
At this point, your product is ready to be exported!
If you’re satisfied with all your choices, click on “Confirm” and then on “Export”.
Your brand new product will appear on your Etsy store, in the “Draft Listing” section, ready to be published!
How to Publish Your Product On Etsy
At this stage of the process, you just need to make the final touches before publishing. You can add mock-up photos or videos to emphasize the uniqueness of your print-on-demand item better.
If you feel satisfied with the last customizations, click on “Public” and just see what will happens.
CustomCat will receive the customers’ orders directly from the Etsy marketplace. They will manage the whole fulfillment for you – from printing to shipping to customer service.
You don’t need to put in any more effort.
What are the Pros of CustomCat?
As we experienced, CustomCat boasts three main advantages:
- Low Costs
- Quick Fulfillment
- Broad Product Selection
On average, with CustomCat, you can keep 72% of your profits compared to other print-on-demand platforms. This achievement was made possible after 20 years spent on perfecting the production process, both in efficiency and effectiveness, which led to a significant reduction of fixed costs and higher margins.
Also, another important development was made in the fulfillment times, which became surprisingly fast – 1.5 days per order on average (even during COVID time!). Nothing compared to other services.
Lastly, the variety of white-label products in their catalog seems endless – from clothing to home decor, you can choose among hundreds of items.
The CustomCat integration with Etsy is a big-time saver. You can save hours of precious time by automating your workflow and making the most out of their best-in-class tools for managing product data, inventory levels, orders, customer service chats, and more.
The interface is user-friendly, and it's easy to set up, even if you're not tech-savvy!
One of the best features of this integration is that there are no limits on what data can be synced between accounts. That means all your product information will show up automatically in both places – so you don’t have to worry about updating two different sets of inventory levels or order amounts for each account separately.
So don’t waste any other time!
Better choose CustomCat to integrate your Etsy store with top-notch service!