Designing colorful custom labels that ooze your brand personality is now easier than ever before.
In case you've been living under a rock and haven't heard of Canva, all you need to know is that it's one of the most versatile and easiest-to-use graphic design tools out there. But you'll see for yourself in just a few moments. Best of all – it's completely free and you don't need to download any software because it all happens online!
Step 1 – Pick a product you want to sell and open its label in Canva
Step 2 – Let your creative side loose and create a design your followers will love
Step 3 – Save your design and upload it back to Supliful
Let's dive right in!
Step 1: Pick a product you want to sell and open its label in Canva
This will open the product page and you will see a big green “Customize and Sell” button. Click it to go to the product editor.
Once you're there, simply scroll down and, under the product stock image, you'll see a “Customize the label” section where you need to select “Canva editor”.
After you click it, Canva will open in your browser – click the purple “Use template” button, log in to Canva (or create an account – it's free!), and voilà, you now have your label open in Canva.
That's step 1 complete! Easy peasy.
Step 2: Let your creative side loose and create a design your followers will love
It's time for the fun part – designing your label.
As mentioned earlier, Canva is super simple to use and has a huge selection of fonts, colors, elements, and other design stuff you can make use of. To change something, simply click on it. If you already have a logo designed – just drag-and-drop it into Canva to import it.
Add, delete, recolor, reshape – we suggest you play around with the Canva editor and all the options it offers in the left-side menu until you get a grasp of how it works and how exactly you can use it to bring your own designs to life.
Important: keep in mind that you must follow the FDA labeling guidelines. The following things MUST appear on your label:
The name of the dietary supplement
The net quantity of the dietary supplement, i.e. weight
The nutrition labeling (Supplement Facts)
The ingredient list (Supplement Facts)
The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.
These are already done for you in the template, so you simply need to be cautious not to remove anything.
Once you're happy with the design, it's time to save it and upload it back to Supliful! Let's do exactly that in the final step.
Step 3: Save your design and upload it back to Supliful
The reason why saving your design is part of a separate step is because it's super important to get this right – you MUST save it as a PDF for it to work.
Select “Download” in the top-right corner of Canva and then, under “File type”, choose “PDF Print”.
Once you've downloaded the PDF, it's time to upload it back to Supliful.
Make your way back to the product edit page and select “Upload PDF” under step 2 of the label editing process.
Once the PDF is uploaded, the product image will refresh automatically and you'll be able to see exactly what your product will look like.
Congratulations on your new label design! It was pretty straightforward with Canva, wasn't it?
Take your time and great care when designing your label. An awesome label can push your followers to fawn over your products and share photos online, whereas a bad one will get radio silence at best, or ridicule at worst.
For the veterans – if you've grown accustomed to the label editing process through Adobe Illustrator, or appreciate the advanced functionalities it offers, you can still use it just like you did before.
Alternatively, if you find yourself struggling with the design process, then don't hesitate to look for professional assistance, and remember – Supliful's design team is always available to help out.