It is a common question we are getting: can I sell other products than T-shirts in DecoNetwork? The answer is absolutely yes! In fact, you can sell pretty much anything you want whether it is a custom hat, decorated mug, customizable banner, or… custom iPhone cover.
Yes, that is right… you can sell iPhone covers through DecoNetwork, and in this tutorial I will try to explain how this can be done step by step, so please stay with me. Also, for the purpose of this tutorial I will use V5 version just to tease you a little bit, as the official release will have place on September, 12th
1. First, we should probably start with the category in which we will keep our iPhone covers. This can be done in Manage Fulfillment > Products > and under Categories on the left side click “Add.”
5. I would assume that you have an iPhone image and this is the page where you can upload it. If you don’t have the image, please feel free to download it from here: click to download The preferred format for that image is a .jpg or .png file in size 400px by 400px, but this is not the strict rule (you can upload an image in any size you want, but then you will need to adjust it in the designer area to be displayed correctly).
6. In the next step, you can Manage Your Product View:
a) You can change the product view name (i.e. Front View)
b) You can add additional areas where you will be able to add designs
c) You can modify location size
d) You can choose decoration types which will apply to the certain design areas
e) You can upload your own shape
7. For printable area, you have a selection of three basic shapes but for iPhone you need to create a custom one. That kind of shape can be done in any type of graphic software such as Corel. Basically the custom shape is a mask where the solid color represents the custom design area and transparency is masking anything else. You can also download the mask I used for the purpose of this tutorial from here: click here to download
8. Now you can upload this shape in the product view:
Please note: The design area in the designer is scalable which means that the same size can either represent 2×3 or 20×30. You just need to lock the sizes first to adjust it to your template.
9. Once you are happy with the output click “continue.” On the next page it will ask you for the color of the phone. In my case, I select “white” even though an actual color will be designed by the customer (but let’s say it is a starting point).
You can also play with the sample iPhone product created on our demo site here: iPhone demo product
I hope this helps. Also, if there is a product in your mind such as banner, football table (yep, why not?), or… just please let me know in the comments area, and I will do my best to make it happen