TikTok have launched an exciting partnership with Shopify, that gives its users the ability to offer in-app shopping. That’s right, purchase directly in TikTok! Note this is currently in Beta format and only available to stores based in the UK and USA.

Shopify is the world’s best e-commerce platform, and TikTok is fast becoming the go-to place for artists to promote their work. This could be huge for artists, and we have good news…on top of this you can automate your art sales sold through TikTok/Shopify using our integration!

In this quick guide, we’ll walk you through the 7 steps you need to complete to automate your art sales with TikTok/Shopify & creativehub

Step 1: Sign up to creativehub

First you’ll need to sign up for your free creativehub account here. Already have an account? Simply login.

Step 2: Upload your files, set your price & sizes

  • After logging in to your creativehub account, you’ll land on an option page.
  • Select the ‘Sell art online’ card and follow the quick tutorial to set up your products.

Step 3: Create your Shopify store 

Head to Shopify to choose your subscription plan and design your store. You can choose from a wealth of great templates or design your own.

Example store: https://store.georgetownley.com/

Step 4: Connect the TikTok sales channel

Whilst logged into your Shopify account, click the ‘Apps’ option from the main menu, then select ‘Visit Shopify App Store’. Search for TikTok and follow the installation steps.

Once installed, select the option ‘Sell your products on TikTok’. Note that whilst in Beta there are requirements to gain access. If you are not granted access automatically, click ‘Learn more’ and request access approval.

Step 5: Install the creativehub Shopify app

Whilst logged into your Shopify account, click the ‘Apps’ option from the main menu, then select ‘Visit Shopify App Store’.

Search for creativehub and follow the installation steps.

Once installed, your creativehub and Shopify accounts will be synced. 

Step 6: Import your print products to your Shopify store

  • Once you have applied sales settings to your files (Step 2) you can import the products to your Shopify store
  • To do this go to your ‘Product list’. This is located in ‘Art store settings’ > ‘Product list’
  • Next, import your products. For more detailed information on your import options, read this article
  • When clicked the product will import to your Shopify products list. From here, make available and you are ready to sell!

For more info on how the Shopify app works, click here.

Step 7: Add a payment card so we can fulfil your print orders 

When you sell a print in your Shopify store, the customer pays you the full amount via your chosen payment method (this is configured in Shopify’s main settings).

We then debit you separately for the production & shipping costs.

You’ll need to add a bank card to your creativehub account for us to be able to take this payment.

To do this, click your profile icon in the top right of the page and select ‘Art store settings’ from the drop down options.

Then click ‘Payment settings’ on the left hand side menu.

Updated on 31 October 2022

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