[MUSIC PLAYING] ADRIAN MORRISON: All right. In this video, I am going to walk you through installing a print-on-demand Shopify app. This is one of the main reasons that I moved my business to Shopify because with print-on-demand, there is a lot of different options out there. But I wanted the opportunity to have control over my own store, my own website, my own profit margins.
And I wanted all of the benefits of doing print-on-demand and creating my own designs, and leveraging drop shipping to start my business. So when you log in your Shopify store, you can go down to the left-hand side menu and click on apps. When you click on apps, it's automatically going to recommend a couple of different apps to you. But what you really want to do is you want to go to Shopify's extremely robust but very simple Shopify app store.
So let's click that purple button. And it's going to pull up the App Store for us now. It's very easy-- I'm going to Zoom in-- it's very easy to kind of get lost in here because there's so many different amazing apps to choose from. What you want to do, though, is you want to focus because right now what we're doing is we are creating our print-on-demand store with Shopify.
So at the top right where it says Search, you can start searching for different print-on-demand services. My absolute 100% favorite print-on-demand source is pillow profits. And I'm going to show you them along with a couple of others that I really enjoy as well. And I'm going to tell you what I think is great about each one OK? So on the search bar, I'm just going to start typing in Pillow Profits.
Now, you're going to see Pillow Profits Fulfillment come up. And then, of course, we can click on this, get information about their application. There's everything that they have to offer, what's so great about them, and then we can install their app. Now, Pillow Profits has a free trial for seven full days. And, I got to tell you, they're so amazing.
They allow you to do print-on-demand for flip-flops, for sneakers, for beading, for boots, for high heels, for backpacks. They do pillow covers. I've sold a lot of stuff using their service. And when people ask me what print-on-demand application I recommend, I'm always going to recommend the ones that I've actually generated revenue with opposed to ones that I have never used before.
There's a lot of great options, but this is one of the main ones that I use. There's another one if you type in here called Printful. Now, Printful is another really great print-on-demand network. And what they can do is they can allow you to print on stuff like yoga pants, and tank tops, even framed posters, and coffee mugs. What you'll find is that each print-on-demand service that has an app will have different things that they specialize in.
So Printful is really cool because I like that they let you print on yoga pants, and socks, and stuff. Whereas Pillow Profits lets you do pillow covers, and high top sneakers, and bedding. So you might want to install two or three different options on there. And they all work together. Everybody thinks they're buying from your store. They have no clue that Printful is fulfilling for you, or that Pillow Profits is fulfilling for you.
So to install these apps, all you have to do is click the green button. So I'm going to go ahead and install Pillow Profits. So let's go ahead and do that. And I'm going to hit the Get button. Now, once I've installed this or I've started the installation process, I just simply have to verify that I'm OK with all of this stuff with the connection, and hit install app.
And that's really it. I mean we're installed now. We've got a little bit of setup to do, but the app is now going to be on our store. I'm going to go ahead and approve this charge, of course. They have a seven-day free trial. And that's a small price to pay to not have to have stock in your garage, not have to take any risk in inventory. A lot of businesses-- I've seen this happen time and time again-- they'll think, oh, this t-shirt I'm selling is going to be a big hit.
And they'll buy like 1000 t-shirts. And they end up not being able to sell hardly any of them. What do you do? Now, you're stuck with a bunch of junk in your garage that you can't sell. With print-on-demand apps, there is no minimum. So like you can put something on your store, if somebody purchases it, if they purchase the item, then they print it, you get paid, and the customer gets their item.
If nobody buys the item on your store, nobody's at a loss. Because you don't have a bunch of inventory and stuff. So, yeah, Pillow Profits does have a little charge for their app. I'm going to go ahead and recommend them because they are a phenomenal app. I have trained all of my students from my program, eCom Success Academy, how to use their platform among many others.
And they absolutely love it. I've been an affiliate of these guys. And I just time and time again, I see, not only myself, but other people really enjoying their service plus benefiting from the higher profit margins. So that being said, they also have a quick start guide up here that you're going to want to read and kind of watch.
One thing that I think separates them from a lot of the other ones I've seen out there is that their CEO, their owner, who lives in the United States, he actually ran a massive Shopify store himself and that's how he started this company. And so when I'm looking at his training that he's put out, and it's crazy because it is so specific and it's so step-by-step.
So you click on that Quick Start Guide. And you'll see that there's tons of great videos in here about getting started, launching your first pillow campaign, how to cancel an order using Pillow Profit's fulfillment system. I mean everything that you could possibly need to get started with their specific app is right here. So very, very cool stuff.
Not only that, but they give away stuff like; common mistakes to avoid, when do orders get shipped? All those little details that you're probably asking right now, they're already right here in their training. Now, additionally, once you install their app, they're going to give you an account with their Pillow Profits Members Area.
So you could log in this account. I'm just going to go to a tab where I've already logged in my account. And you got all sorts of resources like; they have their own training on how to create bedding sets, high heels, Father's Day training. They've got fur boots that they sell. They're not real fur. They're faux fur. They've got different scripts that they give you, pricing, and everything that they recommend for you.
They've even got-- check this out. So, like, these are all the products that we have in Pillow Profits. And let's just say bedding. So if I click on bedding, it's going to pull up all of the specs that we could possibly need for print-on-demand on this bedding set. Now I want you to imagine any image, like you could have like an image of a dinosaur that looks like it's, I don't know, breathing fire, or something like that, right where the pillow is, where you put your head.
You can have like a cartoon body right here. So when you're under the covers, it looks like that's your body. There's a lot of really cool things you could do with print-on-demand. But they give you all of this information here and all of these resources. They even have over here like under the Bedding Set Training. So Pillow Profits I haven't shown you yet, but they have a lot of different things you can sell.
So they even give you free campaigns. So let me just turn this video off real fast. They even give you free campaigns. They do the artwork and they let you download it. So if you're a member of Pillow Profits, you'll see here that they actually come up with stuff and they give you different campaigns. So they're not giving away all of these right now but, oftentimes, they will set some up and they will give them to you.
It's pretty cool. And just a benefit from being a member like these Calavera Designs right here. I could click on these. And it's a campaign that I guess their founder used. And they actually let you download it. So look. This is what a bed set would look like with, I guess, calavera tattooed girl. They have shoes. They have purses.
They have backpacks. And they let you download this. Here's the shoes. It's crazy. Look at this; the socks, the high heels, the flip-flops, and they, once again, they let you download this campaign and this image. And they let you use it. I think that's pretty cool that they do that. And they've done it for a couple of other ones too. So this is one of the big reasons I love this company. And I also-- I'm going to show you two other companies that I absolutely love as well.
So Pillow Profits, they have tons of resources, tons of training. They give you credibility videos. They give you tons of mockups that you can use for your ads with Facebook, or Pinterest, or YouTube, or whatever the resource may be, or traffic source may be. They give you all of this stuff that you can download and you can use. So check this out.
They've got-- if you're selling pillows, you could download these Facebook ad templates and put your image on them. They've got-- look, it is so cool; all the different design ideas and everything. So this is why I think they charge for their app because they're actually going in and they're giving you Facebook ad templates, they're giving you campaigns, they're spending a lot of money to ensure that their sellers have all of the right tools to go out there and market their campaigns.
So these are all free if you're a member of Pillow Profits. You could download all of these Facebook templates and put your image on any of these products and start selling them. And this is, I got to tell you, it costs hundreds of dollars, sometimes, to have a designer mock up stuff like this. And Pillow Profits does it for you for free, give you some training. And they show you down here exactly how to do it all. Now, additionally, Pillow Profits has a lot of different products that you can start putting on your store in under five minutes.
They've got pillows and only $5 out the door. Now, this is a pillow cover. It's not a fully stuffed pillow. It's just a printed cover. You've got tote bags. I have sold so many pillow covers it's unreal. I've sold a boatload of tote bags as well. Listen, when I first got started a print-on-demand, I did not think I'd be selling pillow covers. I was selling t-shirts, all right? But what I found out is that nobody really cares what I think.
Like nobody cares what I want to sell. The only thing that matters is what people want to buy. So as a marketer, especially with print-on-demand, you have to put yourself in the consumer's shoes and you have to start thinking like a marketer. So what do consumers want? You can't say, oh, well, I think that this is, I personally think this is cool because you're not buying it.
You have to think about what do the consumers want? What is hot right now? You know, what is trending right this very second? These are all very important things. You have to think like a marketer and put yourself in the consumer's shoes at the same time. So you could see all the different products that we can take our images and literally within 10 minutes we can have these live. We can have these for sale on our store.
And the great thing is, we're not spending any money here for inventory. Literally, I can put this product, this pillow cover, with any image I want on it for sale on my store, and nobody is charged a single dime. Like I'm not charged a dime unless somebody comes and buys it. Now, you could sell these-- we sold these for $11 all day long. $10 and $11 bucks.
So we had over 100% markup in these. Tote bags; sold them for like, I think, $15 bucks. Leather tote bags-- these aren't real leather. So they're animal friendly leather, I believe. We were selling these for $45 to $50. The shoes; we sold these for about $70 to $75. So we're getting great profit margins on this stuff right here.
Socks and high heels, the bedding; we've sold some of these for $120 per bedding set. And Pillow Profits can basically see, and so can all the other print-on-demand apps, they can see when your store generates a sale. If somebody comes and buys a pillow cover that you are promoting, they'll see that. They'll immediately start fulfilling the order.
They'll immediately print it and ship it to the customer hands-free, automated. You don't have to do anything other than list it for sale on your store and do the marketing. How cool is that? Like I said, you've got zero inventory. Pillow Profits, also, even though their company is owned and operated in the US, a lot of their factories that fulfill these items are in China.
And that's why their prices are pretty much cheaper than everybody else. If you go look around, you're not going to find pillow covers for $5 out the door. And I found that if you're a beginner and you're just now getting started, you're going to want to focus on profits. Go where you can have the most profit margin so you can afford to spend more, to make more if you're doing paid advertising.
And then, if you want, you can always move to another company that fulfills in the US if you want faster shipping. But, ultimately, I have used them. I have generated insane amounts of sales with them, highly recommend them, very high quality products. And they've done very well for me, along with these other two services that I'm about to show you.
So Pillow Profits is fantastic. If you want to get started fulfilling with them, and letting them automate your store, letting them print on boots, and bedding, and flip-flops, and all sorts of stuff, then install their app and get started. Oh yeah, and one more thing is they also have-- down here, you'll see-- the express line. And the express line is cool because if you want really super, mega, fast shipping, like unheard of fast shipping from China, you can use the express line.
And it costs a little bit more for the product. So it's like $28 bucks plus $8 shipping, so on and so forth. But your customers are going to be happy because they're going to get the item significantly faster. So I love that they have this option because you can kind of go in and you can choose, do I want to do just like the regular fulfillment, or do I want to do express fulfillment? So you can kind of pick and choose.
And, additionally, they have all of your stats right here, like how many orders are pending, in production, and how many orders are shipped, how much money you've generated, and how much money you've been charged for those services. So remember, when you're doing print-on-demand, you list the product for sale, somebody comes and buys it, you get paid, then the automated fulfillment service, like Pillow Profits, or these other ones that I'm going to show you in a second, they will then come in and immediately fulfill the product for you.
It's like hands-free. You don't really have to do much of anything at that point. You've collected the money. You count on these print-on-demand companies to fulfill it for you all under your brand. And remember, the express products are here. OK, so that's enough about Pillow Profits. So let's go back over to apps and let's look at another application. So let's hit Visit Shopify App Store.
And let's get Printful installed because they're really great service as well. So I'm just going to type in Printful, and, remember, you don't have to use the exact ones I recommend. These are just-- Shopify asked me to come in, teach a print-on-demand course, because I've done so well with print-on-demand. And I want to recommend to you the services that I truly believe are phenomenal. So there's lots of great services out there.
These are ones that I think are great. So Printful right here. Lets hit Get. And now we are installing Printful on our Shopify store. So you can see that it only takes a couple of minutes to get one installed. Now, Printful's going to ask us to go in and either create a new account or create an existing account. So real fast, while enter in my personal information, I'm just going to pause the screen.
And then we will continue on after I've entered this email address in. And there we go. So I went ahead. I put in my email address. And now Printful is connecting a brand spanking new account to Shopify. They've got a really nice interface here. Same thing goes, as I said, with Pillow Profits. And that is, you've got to enter in your payment information because this is print-on-demand.
They're not charging you anything for products until after you generate a sale. So the customer comes to your store, they buy a product, you get paid, and then these companies will print it, ship it, and charge you. So Printful runs, and operates, and fulfills within the US. In other words, if you have US customers, there's going to be faster shipping and everything.
But their margins are a little-- though their prices are a little bit higher. So you can still look at orders. You can see how many orders you have in the last seven days, 28 days, you know, the basic data that every print-on-demand app will show you. You also can click on products. And then you can start adding products to your store. So they've got cool stuff, like shirts. They've got hats.
They've got, I say yoga pants, but leggings. They've got dresses, skirts. And I'm going to show you pretty soon that when you print on this stuff, like legit, you print over like the whole phone case, or the whole dress. It is very neat. So this is a great company to use to go in, and, of course, start doing print-on-demand.
Like they have pillows as well. Let's look at their prices. But you'll see that their pillow is $17 whereas Pillow Profits was $5 out the door. Now, their pillow has stuffing in it. And Pillow Profits is just the pillow case. So that's something to take into account as well. But we're talking about profit margins here. Obviously, you want to be able to sell an item that allows you to have more profit when you're just starting out.
And you could test around and see what service you like better. That's the beautiful thing is you have the power to choose. So Printful is a really great application. They also have help in here. They have notifications. You can check your orders and everything. They have some videos in here that can help you get started. And, all in all, just a very great company and highly respected.
Coming back over to apps, there is one more service that I'm going to recommend to you that I use. And that is a service called teelaunch. They are also in the United States of America. So let's hit teelaunch right here. And teelaunch is great. It's a free app. They have other things that the other two apps don't have. So you can kind of see like, you got to install three or four if you want all the options.
So lets hit install teelaunch. And you can install as many of these on your store as you want. We'll install the application. And here we are. So we are now in teelaunch. It's very simple to install this app. They have all the basic stats that the other ones have. They've got some integrations, your account information. They've got help videos in here. They also have all the products that you can start designing on.
Now, you're going to notice that they've got a ton of stuff in teelaunch, once again, that they fulfill from the US. What's cool about them is they do baby onesies. So if you have a baby business, and I know that's a huge niche, you can print on onesies and put really funny baby quotes on a onesie, or mommy quotes, or dad quotes. So you've got all the t-shirts in infants and kids sizes. They really started out, obviously, as a t-shirt company.
But now, they've grown. And I've used them. And they're such a great company. They have drinkware. So you can print on tumblers, coffee mugs, beer steins. You've got home goods. So you've got Christmas stockings right now, beach towels. You've got dog bowls, shower curtains, pet beds, tapestries, pillows.
I mean, it's really awesome. They've got jewelry that you can print on. They've got phone cases. See, when you're in the print-on-demand business, you have such an edge over everybody else because you have all of these options, but you have zero risk in inventory. So you want to sell phone cases? OK. Put your image, or your quote, or your design on this phone case.
You want to sell wall art? OK. Sell this flag or this panoramic set of canvases. Sell this square canvas. Put it on your store. If nobody buys it, guess what? It doesn't matter. It doesn't cost you anything because it's print-on-demand. You only pay if somebody actually buys the item. So with print-on-demand, you've got a lot of really great options here that you could choose from.
Now, I want to note something, that when you're inside of teelaunch, the prices that you see right here are not actually the complete and total price. There is going to be a shipping charge on top of these. So let's go back to, where was it, home goods. Yeah. So I think there was pillow somewhere in here. So you see pillows for $4.50. And that, it's a pillow cover by the way.
And that seems a little bit cheaper than Pillow Profits. But when you actually get started creating the product, you'll notice that they tell you what the shipping and handling additional is going to be. So $2.50 if you're shipping to the US, $6 if you're shipping outside of the US. So a pillow, really, in the US, is going to cost you more than $5.
So it's going to cost, what it that? $4.50 plus $2.50, all right, you've got $7 right here from this pillow, from the factory, to the customer's door, which is a great price, especially considering the fact that it is fulfilled in the US. And you're going to get super fast shipping. But going back over to I think of Pillow Profits, they're $5 out the door with no additional shipping.
So these are the things that, as a business owner, you've got to come in, and you've got to look at, and you've got to say, OK, well, which service do I want to use for what? Maybe you use Pillow Profits for the pillows because they're a better price. You come in here and you use teelaunch for shower curtains because they are sick. I mean, I'm telling you. I've printed on these.
They are really awesome. Or we, in this case, could do a pet bed, which is awesome in here. So teelaunch has some very, very good items. I've sold with them. Great service. I know the founder of their company personally as well. He's a very great guy. And, yeah, it's a company that I recommend. So just to recap, coming back over here to our apps, the top three services that I'm going to recommend to you are Pillow Profits, Printful, and teelaunch.
And all three of them are amazing businesses, and apps, and run by great people. But they all three are going to have something different that you're going to want. So Pillow Profits is going to have super, super cheap prices. And they've got all this crazy training then and free campaign mockups that they give to their users. And, I mean, it's just an amazing service.
Printful, fulfilled in the US; a great company. And they've got awesome leggings that you can print on. And they've got awesome framed posters that you can print on. teelaunch, once again, fulfilled in the US, and they're an amazing company as well. And they have other items like the pet beds. And they've got the beer steins. And, you know, just-- it's so cool. And I hope you're excited right now.
I bet you that your mind is going like 1,000 miles an hour like, oh, this would be great on that. Everybody is going to find that one or two items that really are their kind of flagship items. I would install all three of these. And I would just start playing around with each of them. And, in another video, we're going to go over actually building a product, a print-on-demand product, and adding it to your store.
So to sum up this video, I just wanted to say these are the three apps I recommend. Go ahead, get them installed, and, of course, you might find other options, but I would start here. And of course, go ahead to the next video. And we will continue on with the training. This is Adrian Morrison. Hope you enjoyed it. [MUSIC PLAYING]