Connect SimulArt to Shopify (optional)

SimulArt can connect and create custom items for Shopify stores thru their API. In order to get API credentials, you must first create a private app in your Shopify control panel. Click "Apps" in the left menu, "Manage private apps" and "Create a new private app".

Please make sure to give "Read and write" access to "Products" before saving your new private app.

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Go to "Web store" under the settings menu in your SimulArt account, activate Shopify and enter your Shopify API key, API password, and domain.

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Picture Framing Software Screenshot

When correct Shopify API credentials are entered, the top menu changes and clicking the SimulArt "Add to cart" button creates a new item in your Shopify store and redirects the customer to Shopify for checkout.

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Picture Framing Software Screenshot

The product details and image download link are added to the description. Viewing the description in your admin will provide you all necessary information. You can also include the description content to your cart, email templates, or anywhere you want the info displayed.

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We suggest adding a "Frame Designer" link pointing to your SimulArt store in your Shopify menus and home page to allow your customers to design items in SimulArt and come back to your store when they are done. Custom domains and subdomains may be setup/used for better URL consistency.

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On the first connection, a "SimulArt Hidden Items" collection is created to hold all the items created by SimulArt. Custom items created by users may contain personnal images and are set to "hidden". Please make sure to keep customer items hidden in your Shopify setup.


Products added by SimulArt may appear in Catalog (collections/all) unless you change the settings or code a specific rule. Please see this Shopify tutorial:
It may be easier to simply remove the "Catalog" option from the menu and add specific collections instead.

When checking out with Shopify, order details are not saved in SimulArt and PDF invoices and work orders are not generated.



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