In our introductory post about Fulfilled by Voodoo, we talked about why we started it — to empower people to launch physical products without the tall barriers that manufacturing typically creates — and the huge implications this has for anyone running an online store, or powering a print on demand business with platforms like Printful.
Why is Fulfilled By Voodoo particularly relevant to this cohort of ecommerce entrepreneurs? Like the standard print on demand services you’re already familiar with, Fulfilled By Voodoo offers the benefits of:
- Dropshipping directly to customers
- E-commerce integrations (Shopify, Etsy, Amazon, Squarespace and many more)
- Just-in-Time — or on-demand — manufacturing
- Flexible shipping options
- Branded packaging
The major difference between the two is that with standard print on demand platforms, entrepreneurs are limited to selling whatever assortment of base products is available on their platform of choice.
By comparison, Fulfilled By Voodoo gives online sellers the ability to sell any object that can be 3D printed, whether it’s countless SKUs of novelty cookie cutters, a collection of niche-specific showerheads, or playful twists on branded e-commerce classics like bottle openers, drink holders, wine stoppers, and so forth.
In this post, we’ll take a look at five easy steps to selling never-before-seen print on demand products with Fulfilled By Voodoo, starting with…
1. Submitting the Get Started Form
Great! You’re interested in learning more about outsourcing the manufacturing, packaging, and shipping of your products by connecting your online store directly to our factory. It’s time to fill out the Get Started Form.
If you have a 3D printable file already, this is the perfect place to tell us about it, or even upload it for our reference. No 3D file? Not to worry. Read on to learn all about our 3D design service.
Once you submit the form, a member of our Fulfillment team will follow up to schedule a phone call during your listed availability. What comes next is the…
2. Product Conversation
Once we get you on the phone, it’s time to talk about the fun stuff. We’ll discuss your current suite of products, and how we can use marketing insights to expand your offering with custom, personalized, or just plain novel on-demand products.
Whether or not you already have a 3D-printable file of your product, this convo is paramount in determining what comes next on your path to launch.
But if you’d like a little more assistance throughout the product development process, you might want to move on to…
3. 3D Design
Our team can start with as little as a napkin sketch or as much as an engineering drawing, but it turns out that existing 2D brand assets (think logos, business cards, or even found images you like) are an excellent starting point for a 3D design.
Whether you’re looking for a hard-edged functional object or an organic character model, our team of designers can present you with a whole gamut of options that align to your target cost.
And yes, you can expect production samples all the way up until…
4. Storefront Integration for Product Launch
Integrating your storefront with our factory sounds like a headache, but make no mistake: this part requires just one step (and no technical experience).
All you have to do is create a ShipStation account or share your existing account details with us. We take care of the rest!
Why do you need to create a ShipStation account?
ShipStation is an advanced e-commerce service provider with one of the longest lists of available storefront integrations. That’s exactly why we chose it as the foundation for our API.
This means that you can sell your products on any number of ShipStation’s Platform Partnersand have them automatically manufactured, packaged, and shipped with Fulfilled By Voodoo.
With the integration all taken care of, it’s time to publish your listings and make your brand new never-before-seen print on demand products available to your customers.
5. Rinse and Repeat
Launching a product from start to finish is bound to yield invaluable insights for your brand. Whether your goal is to boost customer retention, brand differentiation, or niche segmentation, you can propel your brand to a whole new level when you branch into different product categories.
Ready to get inspired? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our FBV Product Catalog, and check out our success story on FBV customer Ten Talents Trading here.