How Does The Drop Shipping Software Work?
First, let's discuss what we believe...
We believe that everybody should be able to become a t-shirt entrepreneur. And we also believe it should be easy to order drop shipped products with just the click of a mouse.
That is why we created dropshirt.com.au.
A place that connects your products to our production house. But, it's more than that. For a completely efficient process, our dashboard connects your t-shirt designs directly to a human operator at a t-shirt printing workstation.
We believe we have created a place where everybody has access to a t-shirt fulfilment centre at wholesale prices.
So, How Does It Work?
Like we said in the intro, the software works by "connecting the products in your store with our fulfilment centre".
PS: The software Does Not Build Your Store, you need to do that yourself.
Adding products is easy on most platforms.
Our software is then connected to your store by a commonly used piece of software called an API. (Application Programming interface) If you just read that wikipedia article, you probably fell asleep. We won't bore you with the details, but, it just means that our dashboard can talk to your shop. It is very secure because we both have the same key (API Key).
The software works slightly different depending on the shopping cart software. Here is the basic idea.
If you want us to drop ship a product, you just need to activate the software for that product. Then fill in a few fields with some extra information about your product. We call them "Custom Print Fields". When this is completed we call this product "Enabled". The software only recognises orders that have Enabled products within an order. And ignores products that are not enable when placing the order in the dashboard.
Pro Tip: You don't need to do anything until you have a sale for that product. You could fill the "Custom Print Fields" after you get an order - if that suits you.
What Are Custom Print Fields?
Custom Print Fields contain additional (...and private) information about your product so we can print your order. Things like the artwork file and the product you want it printed on. Here is what we need and why.
- 1. Is Drop shipping Enabled on this product? (We only process orders for enabled products)
- 2. Supply your Print Ready Artwork to use for printing. (Upload the design you want printed into the APP)
- 3. Which product style are we using for this product. (Tell us what product we are printing on)
How Much Does It Cost?
The software is free to use. You just have to pay for the products and the shipping costs. Our product prices start from AUD$13.30 for a white shirt with a single sided A4 sized print. Extra for larger prints. View our prices here
What If I Have An Existing Store?
The software works if you have an existing store or a brand new store. Here is an example. If you have a website selling "Cat Furniture" and your want to start selling "Cat t-shirts". Simple. You only need to "Enable" products you want us to drop ship on your behalf.
What Are The Artwork Requirements?
To get a good print result we need high resolution art files. A file resolution 300 DPI with the image at the correct print sizes is acceptable. Your file MUST be submitted in .PNG format. The image can be cropped or within an art board of 14inches (35.56cm wide) x 16 inches (40.64 cm high). Read About Creating Artwork Files Here.
How Do I Place An Order?
Orders for "Enabled" products will show in your dashboard. To Order, simple click the Big Blue Button named "CLICK TO ORDER" You can track the process of the order right through to delivery.
What Do I Need To Start Selling T-Shirts?
3. A Dropshirt Dashboard Username and Password - Comes with account approval (Create an account here)
Dropshirt is a printing company trying to built software - not a technology company trying to do printing
Do You Print In Australia?
Yes, all orders are printed in Australia. Our parent company is an Australian owned and based apparel company that ship orders from either their Melbourne or Brisbane print houses. Learn more about the shipping costs on this page.
Can I Get Samples Printed
Yes, you can get samples printed. However this is a wholesale service. You must be approved for an account. You can't be "going" to start, you have to actually start. You don't need to have sales, just a functioning website. Everything you need to build your store is on our website.
If you do happen to get an order while setting up your store. Let us know. We will fast track your order.
If you don't qualify yet, you can purchase through our front-end design tool. Start by choosing a product on this page. Design it online and place your order. They are not wholesale prices, but it can get you start if you have nothing. Use this discount code for further 10% off at checkout. (SAVE10). You can then see the quality of our work. Take a nice photo of the shirt and add it to your website. You will get approved.
We hope this answers your questions. If anything is not clear, search through our knowledge base for answers. We have posted every question from customers in one place.
If you can't find an answer, please submit your question through the Contact Form.
We prefer to be printing your orders fast and not answering the same questions over again.