Acrylic Idea Factory Integration

IN THIS GUIDE

Overview
Setup
Integration Settings
Product Settings
Shipping Class Match
Sending Orders to Acrylic Idea Factory

Overview

Order Desk can submit your print on demand orders to Acrylic Idea Factory. As Acrylic Idea Factory fulfills your orders, the shipment info will automatically be pulled back into your orders here in Order Desk and sent back to the original shopping cart, if your store is set up for that.

This guide will explain how to set up the Acrylic Idea Factory integration and will provide an overview of the different settings within this integration.

Setup

To connect to Acrylic Idea Factory, click on Manage Integrations in the left sidebar. Under the Print on Demand tab, find and click to enable the Acrylic Idea Factory integration.

Alternatively, search for Acrylic Idea Factory from the available integrations search:

On the Acrylic Idea Factory setup page, enter the API credentials provided to you by Acrylic Idea Factory.

Integration Settings

Once connected, you will have a few settings where you can set your preferences for this integration.

Default Shipping Method

Select the default shipping method you want Acrylic Idea Factory to use for your orders. The shipping method chosen will be used for all orders where the method on the order does not match any of Acrylic Idea Factory's shipping method names.

If you need to apply specific methods for certain orders, match your method names to Acrylic Idea Factory's names in the Shipping Class Match section below.

After Shipment, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into when Acrylic Idea Factory sends shipment details back into Order Desk.

If Canceled, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into if they are cancelled at Acrylic Idea Factory.

Shipping Account Number

Enter the shipping account number you want Acrylic Idea Factory to use for your shipments.

Product Settings

For more information on what the product settings within the Acrylic Idea Factory integration do, please read the Print on Demand Product Settings guide.

Shipping Class Match

The shipping methods that you have set up in your shopping cart(s) may not match the methods that Acrylic Idea Factory uses. To make sure your shipping preferences are sent through to Acrylic Idea Factory with each order, match your methods to theirs in the shipping class match feature. If matches aren't made, Acrylic Idea Factory will use your default preference set above.

To learn in more detail about how to set up your shipping class matches, see the shipping class match guide.

Sending Orders to Acrylic Idea Factory

For a detailed walkthrough on how to set up your items and orders for Acrylic Idea Factory, please take a few minutes to read through the Print on Demand Fulfillment guide. Once you understand how this process works, you can set up your Order Desk store to automatically prepare and send your orders to Acrylic Idea Factory for you.

Preparing Your Items

The following fields can be set as variations or item metadata for each order item.

Field Name Field Description
print_sku Acrylic Idea Factory's product code for the item.
print_url_1  Link to artwork file. This must be a PDF file with .pdf as the extension. Cannot use Google Drive to host files. For multi-print items, use print_url_1 and print_url_2.
print_type Use either ap for acrylic prints or eng for engrave.

Preparing Your Orders

The following fields can be set as checkout data or order metadata to specify what gets sent to Acrylic Idea Factory:

Field Name Field Value
ShippingAccount Third-party shipping account number to be used for the order. This will overwrite the default Shipping Account Number setting.
ItemGiftMessage Gift message for order. Will be applied to each line item.

If you are unfamiliar with checkout data, please first read the How to Work with CheckoutData guide.

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