Steps to start the upload for Teepublic

On this page we clarify some steps you should follow before your upload.


After you have made your settings and preparations, you can now start getting your data from your spreadsheet into the tool. Therefore use the Import Forms.

After you have successfully imported your data into the tool, it will look something like this, depending on your user interface settings:

Transfer Rules of the Product Settings

When you're importing with Spreadsheets, there's a lot to consider when it comes to choosing Color and Hex Color. Depending on which spreadsheet files you use, there are different rules.


If you use the Teepublic.xlsx file, there is not much to consider. In it you specify the template name that you created in the settings. If it is specified correctly, it will be selected during the import. Otherwise the Default template is selected, which is usually also called Default in your settings and is the first template in the list.


Since not all relevant information for the product settings can be transmitted with Teepublic_Old.xlsx, there have to be rules to assign you the product settings within the tool. To be exact, it's all about your Color and Hex Color specifications. If you import with information from:

  • Color, Hex Color We create a custom template in the tool, which contains the information from your specifications and take the missing information, such as scaling values and activated products, from your default template.

  • Color We create a custom template in the tool, which contains the information from your specifications and take the missing information, such as Hex Color, scaling values and activated products, from your default template.

  • Hex Color We create a custom template in the tool, which contains the information from your specifications and take all the colors, scaling values and activated products the default template.

  • None of the two was present If you imported no information regarding Color or Hex Color, we assume that you want your default template to be applied.


Before you can upload, you should make sure that all data has been imported correctly. For Teepublic you should pay attention to the listing and the product settings.


Expand your Row and check if your listing was imported correctly.

In our example everything was imported successfully. If the language labels weren't green you could hover them to see what's wrong. Mostly this will tell you that a translation might be necessary.

Yellow warnings do not stop you from starting the upload. The tool can also translate during the upload process. However, we recommend to perform all possible steps in the tool.


If you want to translate before uploading, you can do this for each row individually by right-clicking on a row and selecting Translate, or if you want to translate all rows at once, you can click Select All in the Workspace Controls and then the Translation icon.

Product Settings

One of the most important checks you should do before uploading is to check if your specified template was assigned correctly, a proper custom template was created from the information of an old spreadsheet or if the settings from LazyCloud were transferred properly to the cloud template created in the tool.

To do this, we call up the Platform Product Settings via the Shirt icon and see the product table for each row in the workspace in the window that opens.

On the left we see the title and filename of the loaded listings in the workspace. Selected is the first design from the list, which has been assigned a custom template. Since our table file for testing was still an outdated Teepublic_Old.xlsx file, a Custom Product Setting was created as expected.

If you are not satisfied with what has been assigned, you can now change it here. Either you make individual settings, such as selecting or deselecting products, or you click on the Select Template dropdown field and select a different Product Settings template.

A custom template is just a temporarily created template. It is not saved in your template settings and changes to the custom template only affect the selected design.


If you want to check your trademarks in LazyMerch, it is recommended to do it after the translation. If you have activated the Initial Check, the TM button will already show you by color if the entries you imported contain trademarks or not. Furthermore, you should have checked if your trademark settings show the Nice classes you want.

If you want more explanation about Trademark Check and all the different options, click here.


After you have conscientiously completed all the previous steps, the next step is the launch. You have the following options:

Upload a single or all selected designs

To upload a single design or several selected ones, select the desired quantity and right-click on one of the selected designs. In the right click options select "Upload selected".

Start upload for Teepublic only

To start the upload for one platform only, in our case MBA, you can right-click on MBA in the collapsed platform navigation bar and select the Play button to start.

This screenshot is showing this by an example of starting MBA. It works the same if you selected Teepublic.

Or if the Platform Navigation Bar is expanded, you can reach the Play button without right-clicking.

Start by Running All

If you click the Run All button at the top right of the workspace, all platforms in which you have loaded listings will start. There is also a Run Sequenced option that allows you to control how many platforms can run at the same time.

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