Printful is an on-demand printing and fulfillment company. We can use the Printful API to import data from Printful into Google Sheets. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect the Printful REST API to Google Sheets in 5 steps:
Apipheny is a free API connector for Google Sheets. You can use Apipheny to connect your Google Sheets to API data sources, easily.
1.) Install Apipheny by opening the following link on desktop and then clicking the Install button in the Google Marketplace: https://apipheny.io/install
2.) After you’ve installed Apipheny, open a Google Sheet and then click on the Extensions dropdown in the menu at the top.
In the dropdown list you should see Apipheny. Click Apipheny then click Import API to open the Apipheny sidebar in your Google Sheet.
Tip: you can open a new Google Sheet by entering this URL in your browser:
After logging into your Printful Developers account (https://developers.printful.com/), in the Private Token section, click the Create a Token button:
Complete all the fields required in the Add new token section:
Click the Create new token button to generate the access token:
Your token is now created:
Copy your token to a safe location, because you’ll need it later.
In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the Printful API documentation to find the endpoint that retrieves the data that you need from Prinful. If you already know your API URL, or you want to use the same example URL as us, just skip to Step 4.
First, open the Printful API documentation page: https://developers.printful.com/docs/
The menu on the left contains general information about the Printful API and a list of categorized endpoints:
If we click the Catalog API category, a list of its endpoints will be displayed:
An example endpoint is Get Products, which returns list of Products available in the Printful account:
The endpoint’s documentation contains a short description of the endpoint’s purpose, its HTTP method (GET), the URI, the query parameters, the cURL command and example responses:
All API calls to the Printful API should be made to this base URL:
Now go back to your Google Sheet and make sure that the Apipheny add-on is open on the Import tab. With the Import tab open, enter these details into the add-on:
API URL: In Step 4, we explained how you can find the Printful REST API endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete Printful API URL into the Apipheny add-on, where it says API URL Path, followed by any parameters required for your query (if applicable).
For this example, we are using the Get a list of countries for tax calculation endpoint, which retrieves a list of states that require sales tax calculation. This is what the whole URL looks like:
Headers: In the Headers section of Apipheny, add one row with the following key and value:
Header Key: Authorization Header Value: Bearer your_token
In the Header value, make sure to replace your_token with the API key you obtained previously, in Step 3. There should be a literal space between Bearer and your_token.
Finally, the last step is to click the Run button at the bottom of the Apipheny add-on and then wait for the Printful API data to be imported into your Google Sheet. Here’s what our request looked like when completed:
After successfully calling the Printful API, try calling a different endpoint, or try one of Apipheny’s other features to enhance your API calls.
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