SSI Digital Print Services Integration

IN THIS GUIDE

Overview
Setup
Integration Settings
Product Settings
Sending Orders to SSI

Overview

Order Desk can import orders from your shopping cart(s), sync in your print details and then automatically send them on to SSI Digital Print Services for fulfillment. When orders are shipped, the tracking details will be sent back to Order Desk and back to your shopping cart.

This guide explains how to set up and use the SSI integration.

Setup

To connect to SSI, click on the Manage Integrations link under the Integrations menu in the left sidebar. Under the Print on Demand tab, find and enable SSI.

Enter your Customer ID and zip code and click to connect.

Ask SSI to enable shipment notifications on your account. This will allow them to send tracking details back to Order Desk as they fulfill your orders. The shipment notification URL will be sent with each order.

Integration Settings

Once connected, you'll have some shipment and integration settings to adjust per your preferences.

Mail Classes

Choose the default mail classes you want SSI to use on your domestic and international orders.

After Import, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after they are successfully sent to SSI.

You can use one of the default folders already in your store or create your own. See the Working with Folders guide for more information.

After Shipment, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after SSI sends shipment details back to Order Desk.

If you didn't ask SSI to enable shipment notifications on your account when setting up the integration, this will need to be done before they can send shipment details back to Order Desk.

Shipment Return Address

Set the default return address that SSI should use on your shipments.

If you need to customize the return address for certain orders, you can save different return addresses to your Store Settings and then use a rule to set the return address to specific orders. If a return address is not added to the order, the default address set here in the SSI settings will be used.

For information on adding additional return addresses and applying them to specific orders with a rule, read the Store Settings guide.

Product Settings

For more information on what these product settings within the SSI integration are for, please refer to the Print on Demand Product Settings guide.

Sending Orders to SSI

Initially, getting your orders ready to send to SSI is going to take some time before everything is in place for it to happen automatically. For detailed instructions on how to use Order Desk with your print on demand orders, please take a few moments to read the print on demand fulfillment guide.

Preparing Your Orders

The following fields can be set as checkout data or order metadata to add or change the details that are sent to SSI about the order.

Field Name Field Description
SSIOrderNotes Use to pass a note to SSI about the order.
PackingSlip URL of the packing slip for SSI to print.
PackingList URL of the packing list. This is the PDF that prints out of the label printer for each order.
SSIPriority Custom production priority value. Acceptable values are Normal or Express.

If you are unfamiliar with checkout data, see the How to Work with Checkout Data guide.

Preparing Your Items

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

Every item must include either a print_url, print_design_id or print_desk_key. If using print_url, you must send a print_preview field as well.

If sending more than one design for a single item (for front and back prints) use the print_url_1 and print_url_2 fields. The same applies to all fields that will have more than one piece of information for a single item, except for Size, Color, and print_sku.

Field Name Field Description
print_sku Required. The SSI product code.
print_url The URL of the artwork file.
print_preview The URL of the preview of the finished product. The field name "image" can be used as well.
print_design_id The ID of pre-loaded artwork.
print_design_key The key of pre-loaded artwork.
print_x_offset Horizontal offset of the print.
print_y_offset Vertical offset of the print.
print_location Required. Valid options are: Front, Full Front, Back, or Left Chest.
print_type The type of print. Default is 3 if not entered.
print_category The category of print. Default is REG if not entered.
Size Required. The size of the garment.
Color Required. The color of the garment.

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