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Quick Start Guide: From Upload to Checkout

A quick-start guide on how to upload your designs, submit them for pricing, and checkout.

Step 1: Create a collection under your team, then create a design in that collection.

Create a collection then a design


Step 2: Name your design, then upload your sketches, illustrations, or tech pack. If you have a multi-page pdf, uploading the whole document will separate out each page into individual canvases in CALA.

Note: Each product you'd like to create must be its own design in the platform. For example, if you wanted to make a matching top to these shorts, that top would need to be a separate design.

Name your design and upload sketches


Step 3: Check the design upload Checklist and see what's required for you to upload/specify in order to submit your design and receive costing. In this example, our next step is to identify construction details.

Check the design checklist


Step 4: Use the Comments and Measurements tools to specify construction details. The more detail you provide, the quicker and more efficient development and production will be.

Add Comments and Measurements


Step 5: Specify materials and trims in the "Materials" section.

Materials upload and checklist


Step 6: Upload your high resolution artworks in the "Artworks" section.

Add artworks


Step 7: Get pricing for your collection. When submitting your collection for pricing you'll specify the rough number of units and colorways you'd like, as well as your desired sample size and target LDP cost. Note that the target cost is not required for submission, but helps our team understand what you're hoping to pay for each unit of your design.

Submit for costing


Step 8: Review your costing, finalize your units and check out. At the checkout screen you'll see timing estimates, as well as what is included in the total landed cost displayed. 


That's it! The next step is development, which includes technical design, 3D virtual sampling, physical sampling of fabrics and prototypes of your items. Check out these articles for a more in depth explanation of what to expect at each of those steps.