In this section
- What is Printavo Merch?
- Before Printavo Merch
- After Printavo Merch
- Best practices
- How much does Printavo Merch cost?
- Does Printavo Merch take any transactional fees?
- Is Printavo Merch a stand-alone service?
- How do shops use Printavo Merch?
- Does Printavo Merch work Internationally?
- How to keep track of store proposals
- How to pause my Printavo Merch subscription?
- Merch Password Protection
- How can I sort products on Printavo Merch?
What is Printavo Merch?
Printavo Merch allows you to create online stores in minutes. You can simply create group stores for team orders, fundraisers, company stores, and more.
Online stores have become an essential sales tool for growth in print shops. Shops can help their customers sell more, collect sizes, allow for individual payments, fundraise, and more with Printavo Merch.
Group e-commerce platforms have generally been complicated to use taking time to set up and deploy. When stores are done, orders have historically had to be manually copied back into a production management tool. Printavo Merch simplifies this process by allowing for quick store creation and collapsing of orders back into invoices to manage.
Before Printavo Merch
Teams wanting to collect orders or run boosters to fundraise for the team. Paper order forms were sent around to be filled out with checks for payment.
Coaches and group organizers would have to sift through forms, checks, and cash to make sure the totals were correct.
Completed group orders were then left all in a box, not separated for each distribution by the coach/group organizer.
After Printavo Merch
A proposal can be created in the form of a Printavo quote to be approved by the organizer. This quote would have artwork, production information, sale price, start/end dates, minimums, and other details. Here is a quote example.
Group organizers can 1-click approve the quote which lets the shop know they're ready for a store. Here is an example store.
Orders are then collected through the store via individuals paying separately.
Using 1-click, all unfulfilled orders are copied into a new invoice for production management.
Below is a document that goes into Prinavo Merch's Best Practices! Just a few do's and dont's to keep in mind when you are creating a new store.
How much does Printavo Merch cost?
Does Printavo Merch offer an annual subscription?
Printavo Merch does not offer an annual subscription at this time.
Does Printavo Merch take any transactional fees?
Printavo Merch does not charge a transactional fee. Printavo Merch is included on the most up-to-date Premium tier of Printavo. It is a $99/mo add-on to the Standard Printavo subscription. You can cancel at any time.
Is Printavo Merch a stand-alone service?
Printavo Merch is not a stand-alone service and requires a Printavo subscription to create and operate online stores. Ease of fulfillment and store management is where Printavo Merch shines. When you are ready to print and ship purchase orders, you can 1-click fulfill orders, managing them in your existing workflow.
More information: Handling order fulfillment in Printavo Merch
How do shops use Printavo Merch?
Printavo Merch allows you to create online stores fast. You can create group stores for team orders, fundraisers, company stores, and more.
Many shops utilize Printavo Merch for the following use cases to increase value to their customers:
No more paper order forms when you use Printavo Merch. Group organizers can have a link to their store to share with team members. Members can individually purchase items, use coupon codes, and select delivery options.
You can then individually bag and tag items quickly during fulfillment.
Working with a franchise or company that needs uniforms? You can utilize Printavo to set up a store for company employees to purchase goods. They can use preset coupon codes and buy exactly what they need.
Coaches no longer need to collect paper order forms from parents and students. Tallying checks, total sales, and distributing gear also isn't needed. Shops can provide coaches with a link to their online store so that participants and parents can buy the products they need.
You can then individually bag and tag items quickly during fulfillment to create a great presentation back to the coach.
Allow group organizers to fundraise using Printavo Merch. Create preset products to be purchased and view reports on the total amount fundraised.
Does Printavo Merch work Internationally?
At this time, Printavo Merch is not available anywhere but in the US, but we have plans to bring Merch global soon!
Stay tuned for the progress of Merch!
How to keep track of store proposals
We suggest creating a new status for your Store's proposals. This way you can keep track of which orders were made through Printavo Merch and which were not.
Even a simple status like "Merch Store Order" may really help organize your workflow!
How to pause my Printavo Merch subscription?
If you would like to uninstall Merch on your account, all you have to do is go to the app page and hit the trashcan icon to the right of the Merch app, this will uninstall Merch and you will not be charged for the next month.
Merch Password Protection
Password protecting a Merch store would be used so that only those with the password could access the store for purchases.
These can all be changed by:
- Visiting a store
- Clicking on Settings at the top right
- Editing the information as needed
- Clicking Save at the bottom
How can I sort products on Printavo Merch?
Order products on Printavo Merch the way you'd like to display them. This customization is possible on a per-store basis. To do this:
- Head to the Merch store you'd like to sort products on
- Click on Products at the top menu item
- Click, hold, and drag products vertically
The order in which the products are displayed on your Products page is how they will display publically on the store.