WHCC now offers a Shopify App that allows you to sell your imagery and artwork as physical products.
What Can You Sell
At this time the WHCC Plugin will allow you to create and sell your images as WHCC Photo Prints, Fine Art Prints and Wall Art products. It is an ideal solution to help you sell a “stock item” like a framed print, canvas wrap or fine art poster. It can be thought of like having your own custom art shop, where you want to sell the same image/product to multiple customers.
This tutorial will be most helpful to anyone who is already experienced with creating and managing a Shopify store. This tutorial will not cover in detail how to customize your Shopify store, it will only cover how to integrate a product with the WHCC app for product fulfillment. It is also our recommendation to navigate this tutorial from a Firefox or Chrome web browser if possible, as Safari may not be as consistent.
Exclusive to WHCC Photographers
The WHCC Shopify App is exclusively available to WHCC clients, so it is not currently listed in the Shopify Marketplace. To add it, you will need to navigate directly to it. Make sure you are logged into your Shopify Account, and then install the App using this link. WHCC Shopify App
Installing the Plugin
Add the plugin from the Shopify store at the link above, then follow the steps below to complete your installation. Make sure you have a credit card on file with your WHCC account so orders can be successfully processed.
Create Product Variants
Once you have your app installed, it's time to begin connecting products. If you already have existing products, you can skip to the second step as long as the SKU field has an entered value. If the DKU field is blank, you will receive errors when trying to Connect Products in the next step.
Once you have a product with Options/Variants, you can connect them to the WHCC App. Navigate to the Apps tab and select the WHCC App, then select the Connect Existing Products option.
Customizing Product Variants
Once your product is connected you can start to customize it. In this example, we used Framed Prints, but you will have access to the full WHCC Loose Print and Wall Art catalog when you enter the designer. Click customize next to the variant you want to start with, and this will open up the designer. If that does not immediately work, click the small arrow to the right of customize and launch the designer from there.
Inside the Designer
Once inside the designer you will have access to all available WHCC Loose Print and Wall Art products, as well as all of their selections. You can navigate the menus to create the exact product you want to offer.
How Products and Variants Work
Right now you can create as many custom variants as you want, and link them each to a different WHCC product. How you handle this is completely up to you. If you want a single product to include a framed variant, a metal variant, and a canvas variant, you can. Our recommendation is that you enter the designer with an idea of what you are planning to offer so that you can create and label those variants with some intention, however you can always change those labels after.
The last step you have will be familiar, you are going to set your prices. When you return to your product, you will see that each variant has loaded with the wholesale price from our designer. Inside the product, you can customize your published price and see the profit margin.
Shipping Details & Pricing
Once your products are properly connected, orders will automatically enter into your WHCC Account with a Drop Ship service and your customers address information that they entered during checkout. Our system must have an address included, or the order will be denied for fulfillment.
If an order is to be shipped to the Contiguous U.S. your WHCC Account will be billed for the wholesale cost of the product as well as the $7.50 Drop Ship service fee, so we do recommend that you calculate that into your retail price as you customize your products. We will also accept and ship items outside of the Contiguous U.S. but please be aware of the prices for those options and factor them in accordingly to your pricing. Checkout our shipping help documentation for details on drop ship pricing to other locations around the globe. Finally, please be aware that there are no RUSH shipping options available at this time, and all orders will ship with FedEx Ground service or equivalent.