Using Gumroad and Printful
What is Printful?
Printful is an industry-leading print-on-demand drop shipping service with fulfillment centers in North America and Europe. Use Printful to print your custom design on t-shirts, posters, mugs, tote bags, and other print products, and send these products directly to your customers. Learn more about Printful and create a free account here.
Once you've connected Gumroad and Printful, your Gumroad orders will automatically be sent to Printful for fulfillment and shipping. Without any additional work on your end, the products corresponding to each order will be printed, packaged, and shipped directly to your customer. It's that easy!
What else do you get with Printful?
- No upfront costs or monthly fees
- Discounted samples with 20% off and free shipping
- Free mockups with our mockup generator tool
- White-label service – no Printful branding on any of your orders
- Warehousing & Fulfillment services – store your entire inventory at our warehouse, and we'll handle the fulfillment of all your orders
Connecting Gumroad and Printful
1. Authorize Printful to use your Gumroad account
Log in to your Printful account and go here. You will need to connect your Gumroad store and authorise it there. Simply find the Gumroad logo and click 'connect'.
Click the teal Authorize button to allow Printful to use your Gumroad account.
2. Wait (just a few seconds) while Printful imports your products
Your existing physical products will be imported into Printful from Gumroad. This will only take a few seconds.
Note that digital products will not be added to Printful.
3. Assign products and upload print files in Printful
Before Printful can start fulfilling and shipping orders sent from Gumroad, you need to upload the print files for the products you wish to fulfill through Printful. Only products for which you upload print files will be fulfilled by Printful. In other words, you can choose not to use Printful to fulfill orders for particular Gumroad products by not uploading print files for those particular products.
Visit your Printful dashboard -> Stores -> find your Gumroad store -> click Sync. This will take you to the products you’ve added on your Gumroad store, and now the next step is to match them with the right products on Printful’s end. If any of the products you’ve added on your Gumroad store haven’t gone through, hit Refresh data. Then find the product you’ve added, click the Edit button next to it -> Choose product.
From here, you'll be able to select a product type, brand, model, and size. You'll also be able to upload the appropriate print file.
Note that if your Gumroad product has different variants, you'll need to assign a Printful product (type, brand, model, size) and upload a print file for each variant.For example, if you offer a t-shirt in size S, M, L, and XL, Printful will walk you through four set ups.
4. It's time to start printing!
That's it! Gumroad physical product orders will now automatically be sent to Printful for printing and shipping. This means your customers can receive and enjoy their order without any additional work on your part. Once Gumroad sales start rolling in, simply visit your Printful dashboard -> Orders to check on their status.
For each order, Printful will charge you the cost of the product (this includes the cost of the physical item itself and the printing cost), a shipping cost based on your customer's shipping address, and sales tax (when applicable). Be sure to take all of these costs into account when setting up your products in Gumroad.
5. Shipping and tracking numbers
Printful will send you an email notifying you when your customer's orders have shipped. You can learn more about Printful's shipping speeds and pricing here.
Printful will provide you with a tracking number for all orders shipped within the United States. Tracking numbers can be found in the shipping notification emails Printful sends you, as well as on your Printful dashboard. It's up to you to send your eager customers their tracking numbers using Gumroad's Tracking Numbers feature.