How to create a free print on demand (POD) online store
We’ll show you how you can create a free print on demand online store using Launch Cart and Printful.
What is Print on demand (POD)
Print on demand is a drop shipping business which you can start for zero dollars. There are hundreds of products which you can sell using 3rd party companies that make and ship products you market.
Traditional POD products are T shirts, mugs, and posters, but there are many more products also available. You create a design to put on these POD products that make them unique to you.
A free website to showcase your products can be created using Launch Cart and Printful.
What is Launch Cart
Launch Cart is a free Ecommerce software that allows you to create an online store where you can showcase your products and take payment for orders of your products.
Launch Cart is integrated with Printful to provide a full POD online presence that allows you to take orders and have the orders fulfilled by Printful.
It is very easy to set up your Launch Cart online store and integrate with Printful. You have the option to buy a custom domain name or you can go with the domain Launch Cart provides. There are several online stores available that can be customized the way you like it. The number of online stores you can create with Launch Cart is unlimited and there are more than 300 products you can put your designs on and sell with Launch Cart and Printful.
What is Printful
“Printful is an on-demand printing and fulfillment company that helps people turn their ideas into brands and products.” This is the company that will produce the goods you sell on your online store.
It is free to open an account with Printful and they have many tools to help you with your print on demand business.
You will be prompted to open a Printful account when you sign up to Launch Cart where you integrate these two companies.
How it works
Once you have integrated your Launch Cart and Printful accounts you will have an online store with a domain name like yourbrandname.launchcart.store/shop. You can use the Launch Cart store domain, or you can buy your own domain from a domain register and use it instead of the Launch Cart domain. We use NameSilo for our own domains.
Yourbrandname.launchcart.store/shop will display your products and take orders from your customers. Then the order will be processed by Printful and shipped to your customer by Printful.
You can customize your Launch Cart store and there are many training videos to help with all aspects of setting up your online store. Creating your products is easily done using Printful’s mock up generator and your designs. You can sync as many products as you like with Printfuls help.
Using this integrated Launch Cart/Printful online store for your print on demand business saves you time and money. There is no need for printing machines, warehouses or inventory as Printful looks after these therefore giving you more time to design and market your products.
If you aren’t a designer there are many ways to get designs to sell. Fiverr is a good place to find freelance designers who will make designs for you to sell. There are online design tools such as Canva that you can use to create your designs. There is a host of free online tools you can use to create your designs, check out our post free tools for your POD business.
Creating a free print on demand (POD) online store with Launch Cart/Printful is one of the best ways of making a semi passive income online.
Most of the tools mentioned in this post are free and is what we use to generate an online income.
If your looking to make money online, this is a easy and free way to get your products to your customers.
You can sign up for Launch Cart by clicking on the links throughout this post.