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    MRD FEEDBACK SURVEY We are working to improve MRD and would love your feedback via a short survey. It will only take a few minutes. As a thank you, we’ll issue a $5 credit if you complete the survey this weekend. Take survey & get a $5 credit >>   RECOMMENDED LINKS DESIGN INSPIRATION: The Captain’s Vintage Tees is a great collection of authentic vintage tees. Browse around to get some ideas for some vintage style inspiration – and maybe pick up an authentic vintage tee while you’re there. FREE DESIGN ASSETS: Spooner Graphics is offering 10 Free Ink Splatter …

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  • Print-on-Demand Shopify Apps

    Beyond print-on-demand platforms, there are a number of print-on-demand Shopify apps that allow sellers to setup their own custom Shopify store. There's no specific category on Shopify App store so we created a list of all print-on-demand Shopify apps with review counts, ratings, and more.

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  • Merch Search

    Search Merch by Amazon listings with our free Merch Search tool. Enter any keyword phrase below and the use the dropdown to select a product type to get Amazon search results limited to Merch by Amazon listings.

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  • How to bulk upload designs to Merch by Amazon?

    As sellers move up tiers in Merch by Amazon, the number of designs that can be uploaded in a day typically rises in conjunction. (The only exceptions we’ve witnessed have come at times of “throttling” across the entire platform such as during the holidays this past year.) Once the limit gets raised, many sellers start looking into how to bulk upload designs to Merch by Amazon. Once a seller hits the 500 design tier, the number of daily uploads is typically raised to 25. Without any type of bulk import or creating method within the Amazon Merch platform, it can …

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  • Some sellers seeing large fluctuations in Merch by Amazon sales

    Neil Lassen at Merch Informer continues his excellent series of posts on paying off $100,000 of school debt via Merch by Amazon. Beyond giving a brief update on the sales progress, Neil always provides a number of details about what he’s seeing. That being said, what we experienced and a lot of other people experienced has been a day or two of REALLY slow sales, and then all of a sudden a day that just explodes in sales out of nowhere. We are talking about 2-3X the amount of sales in a certain day followed by another day or two …

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  • Can song titles & lyrics be used on t-shirt designs?

    Recently, we had a member ask about using song lyrics on shirts, after he ordered one of our custom t-shirt design packs. We weren’t entirely clear on the issue so did a bit of research on the subject. We certainly aren’t lawyers and don’t intend for this to be taken as legal advice. Still, we found a few helpful articles that may be helpful to other print-on-demand sellers interesting in using lyrics. From the post Are Song Titles & Lyrics Protected by Copyright or Trademark Law? at TheLaw.com: Song titles generally don’t fall within the protection of copyright law …

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  • Get this secret weapon to generate ideas for Merch by Amazon designs

    Here’s another endorsement for the Merch Momentum newsletter, which we’ve mentioned previously. This endorsement comes from Chris Wilkey at FBA Master, who contributed to our previous experts’ roundup posts on How to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon and Unusual Tips for Getting Sales on Amazon Merch. He’s published a lot on Merch by Amazon recently and his posts are definitely worth reading. Anyway, here’s what he had to say about the Merch Momentum newsletter. This is a killer weekly newsletter that is created by Merch Momentum (by a guy named Michael Essany) and I have fallen …

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  • Avoid these 3 easy Merch by Amazon Mistakes

    Not all of your designs are going to sell well on Merch by Amazon, but to improve your chances there are 3 easy mistakes to avoid, as Neil Lassen at wrote in a recent post. He notes that those easy to avoid mistakes include spelling errors, using copyrighted designs elements, and getting multiple designs rejections. Neil gives an example of a spelling mistake he’s made where one letter was left out of “t-shirt” and the listing was rejected for containing profanity. Admittedly, we’ve made the same mistake ourselves. While easy to fix, it’s not always easy …

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  • Is Merch by Amazon passive income?

    All types of ecommerce have some level of passivity to them, in that sales can be made without direct effort from a person at the time of the sale. As anyone with ecommerce experience knows, there's a lot of effort that went into everything leading to that sale.  Print-on-demand platforms, like Merch by Amazon, make things even more passive, as they take care of all production, fulfillment and customer service. Of course, this is true for everyone on the Merch by Amazon platform. The top sellers are using the time not spent doing those tasks to do more research, find new marketing channels, etc. Sales happen without direct effort, but they'll likely wane if your account is given absolutely no attention. In that sense, Merch by Amazon is not entirely passive. Yet again, what is?

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  • How to use Pinterest to get sales on Merch by Amazon

    Amazon has a huge number of eyeballs, but it can be hard to get your products found when there are so many competitors. Rather than just relying on Amazon's customers to find your products by searching on Amazon, put some effort to driving customers directly to your listings. When it comes to driving traffic to your listings, there are a nearly endless number of opportunities. For one specific tactic, the Placeit Blog has a great post on how to use Pinterest to get sales on Merch by Amazon.

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