Connect SimulArt to Shopify (optional)

SimulArt can connect and create custom items for Shopify stores thru their API. Customers can be redirected to SimulArt to create items or you can create items yourself to sell in your Shopify store. 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". Make sure to give the app "Read and write" access to products, variants and collections 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

When applicable, the download link to the image uploaded by the customer is hidden in the Shopify description of the item. Click the "Show HTML" button to view the link. Copy and paste the link to a new browser window to download.

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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 are private and should always be hidden, please make sure they are not displayed in your current theme.

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



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