Catalyst Fabric Solutions Integration
IN THIS GUIDE
Order Desk can submit your print on demand orders to Catalyst Fabric Solutions. Order Desk can also listen for the shipment notice and automatically import your tracking details when the shipment has been completed.
To connect to your Catalyst Fabric Solutions account, click on Manage Integrations in the left sidebar. Under the Print on Demand tab, look for and enable the Catalyst Fabric Solutions integration.
Once enabled, enter your assigned Client ID and Password as well as your company's address information for billing purposes. These details are submitted with each order.
If you will be using Endicia shipping options, please refer to the Endicia setup instructions from Catalyst Fabric Solutions. You will need to enter the appropriate credentials in your Catalyst Fabric Solutions CSR panel directly.
Domestic Mail Class | International Mail Class
Select your preferred domestic and international mail classes. The shipping methods selected will be used for all orders sent to Catalyst Fabric Solutions unless, where different, the shipping method on the order matches the Catalyst Fabric Solutions method name exactly.
If you need Catalyst Fabric Solutions to use a specific shipping method on and order by order basis rather than defaulting to the settings here, set your preferences in the Shipping Class Match section.
Shipping Account #
Add the shipping account you want Catalyst Fabric Solutions to use.
After Import, Move To
Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after they are successfully sent to Catalyst Fabric Solutions.
You can use one of the default folders already in your store or create your own. Read the Working with Folders guide for more information.
After Shipment, Move To
Select the folder you want orders to be moved into as Catalyst Fabric Solutions sends shipment details back to Order Desk.
Allow Alternate PO Number Order ID
Enable this setting if you want to send specific PO numbers to Catalyst Fabric Solutions to be used for your orders. To apply your own PO number, you will have to add POnumber as checkout data on the order with the number as the value. Details below.
If disabled, Catalyst Fabric Solutions will use the order number as the PO number.
If you need to change the billing information you entered when enabling the integration, you can do so here.
For more information on what the product settings within the Catalyst Fabric Solutions integration do, please read the Print on Demand Product Settings guide.
Shipping Class Match
If the shipping methods you set up in your shopping cart(s) don't match the shipping method names Catalyst Fabric Solutions uses, they won't know what methods you intend for them to use. When this happens, the default mail classes applied above will be used instead for all of your orders.
To tell Catalyst Fabric Solutions what methods you want them to use, you will need to match your method names to theirs. This can be done in the shipping class match section. For detailed instructions on setting this up, please read through the shipping class match guide.
Sending Orders to Catalyst Fabric Solutions
Getting your orders ready to send to Catalyst Fabric Solutions takes some setup time. For a detailed walkthrough of how to use Order Desk with your print on demand orders, please take a few moments to read through the Print on Demand Fulfillment guide.
You can set an item metadata or item variation value of
print_upc if you would like to submit a UPC along with each item.
If you would like to send custom data about the order to Catalyst Fabric Solutions, you can set the following checkout data fields:
|Field Name||Field Description|
|PackingSlip||A PDF URL to be printed and included with the shipment. Details here.|
|ShippingLabel||A PDF URL for the shipping label to be used for the shipment.|
|Reference||Text describing what the order is in reference to.|
||Shipping Account #|
||Add your own PO number to an order. Allow Alternate PO Number Order ID must be enabled.|
If you are unfamiliar with checkout data, please read the How to Work with Checkout Data guide.