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  • How we handle copyright & trademark issues and design rejections

    Occasionally, we hear from members or prospective members with questions about various trademark issues and design rejections. Some are curious to know what we do to check our ready-to-upload designs. Once in a while, we hear from customers that have had designs rejected by Merch by Amazon. I wanted to fill everyone in about how we handle copyright & trademark issues and design rejections. First of all, we very much respect copyright and trademark laws. It’s important to both the copyright/trademark holder to not infringe on their work. Likewise, we recognize how important is to not put our members …

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  • Unusual ways to get sales on Merch by Amazon

    Our Merch by Amazon experts are back – and this time they’re answering the question that every MBA seller seems to be asking: What are some unusual ways to get sales on Merch by Amazon? Aside from the basics of building up your social media following and connecting with customers through niche forums, the experts are weighing in on some unique (and out of the box) ways to get more Merch sales.   Unusual Ways to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon [Tips from Experts] Neil Lassen, Merch Informer As an expert seller with sales of over $150k, Neil runs …

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  • Can Merch by Amazon Designs be Used on Other Print on Demand Platforms?

    We get a lot of customers asking if they can use designs for Merch by Amazon on other print on demand platforms. The answer is that you can use those designs, including all our print-on-demand designs, on any print-on-demand marketplace. That includes sites likes RedBubble and TeeSpring, as well as services like Printful and Pixels that can be setup through ecommerce platforms such as Etsy, WooCommerce and Shopify. At MRD, our focus has been on Merch by Amazon. The site was started by Danny as he explored Merch by Amazon on his blog MerchPursuits. Naturally, this service was started …

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  • Alternatives to Merch by Amazon

    It may be time to look at some alternatives to Merch by Amazon. Last week, Amazon published an updated about the recent “freeze” coming to an end, saying: enabling accounts for publishing and restoring product search discoverability on a rolling basis through year end. Thus far, we’ve yet to see any changes personally, and haven’t heard of many others seeing much progress either. Noticeably, most long-sleeve listings seem to be completely sold out. It’s likely that things won’t change much until the last week of December, when the shopping has calmed down considerably and Amazon can catch up with …

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  • New Merch by Amazon approvals & designs frozen. What to expect next?

    Yesterday, Amazon released a planned status update regarding editing and uploading new listings on the Merch by Amazon platform. Unfortunately for sellers, Amazon has decided to continue the pause, or freeze, as many sellers are calling it until at least December 19, 2017. Presumably, Merch by Amazon approvals for new accounts are also on hold at this time. The freeze, which first went into place on December 5th, prevents existing Merch by Amazon merchants from uploading new designs or editing existing designs. That means no changes to prices, descriptions, graphics, or any other part of the listing. Instead, Amazon suggests …

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  • 15 Experts Share Tips on How to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon

    Some sellers on Merch by Amazon are having lots of success. This ever-growing community of tee shirt designers, artists, and entrepreneurs has spawned numerous blogs, forums, and podcasts, offering a wealth of information for sellers just getting started or those looking for insightful and interesting ways to increase their print-on-demand design business. To help our readers build their own strong MBA business, we asked 15 successful sellers to share their tips for how to get sales on Merch by Amazon. Here’s what they had to say.   Experts’ Tips on How to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon Neil Lassen, …

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  • The 12 Best Merch by Amazon Reddit Posts

    Whether you’re new to Merch by Amazon or already a successful seller, it’s always smart to take into account what other sellers are saying about the platform. With its own sub-forum for Merch by Amazon, Reddit is proving to be a great source of information to help you tier up, sell more shirts, and make more money. Check out this list of the 12 best Merch by Amazon Reddit posts for Merch by Amazon sellers.   User Experience and Real Life Success This post offers an interesting perspective and details one seller’s own formula for success. Different strategies work for …

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  • How to Run an Apparel Business with Amazon Print-on-Demand Service

    Typically, running an ecommerce apparel business requires a lot of overhead, inventory and specialized knowledge. Merch by Amazon, a print on demand service, has changed all that by making it possible to run a t-shirt design business without the need for inventory, overhead or even design experience. The Amazon print-on-demand platform allows for anyone to upload designs to sell on their marketplace, where they are available for purchase by millions of customers, and are even eligible for Prime shipping benefits. Best of all, you don’t have to do a thing to fulfill the order or ever deal with customer …

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  • Merch By Amazon Blogs & Podcasts

    With sales and the number of sellers steadily increasing on Merch By Amazon, it should come as no surprise that there is an increasing number of Merch by Amazon blogs & podcasts as well. Whether you’re running a full time tee shirt business or supplementing your primary income with a side hustle, there are dozens of blogs that provide effective tips and tricks on how to start, grow, and build your online tee shirt business. We’ve put together a list of our 7 favorite podcasts and blogs (aside from our own) to help you keep up with the Merch By …

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  • MRD October 2017 Updates

    We’ve made a few updates and added some new features to our site recently, both for members and non-members. (By the way, if you haven’t joined yet, be sure to check out our all new membership plans, which now include monthly credits to be used on designs & product copy plus perpetual discounts on all Pro Plans). [UPDATE] Our Guide to Selling on Merch by Amazon has been updated. There’s some new new content and we cleaned a couple of sections that were causing some confusion. Whether you’re getting started or have been at it for a little while, …

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  • How Long Does it Take to Get Approved for Merch by Amazon?

    How Long Does it Take to Get Approved for Merch by Amazon? Merch by Amazon is one of the best ways to get your designs recognized and sold online, but getting approved for Merch by Amazon and setting up your account is likely to take some time. If you read the online Amazon forums, more and more sellers seem to be asking the same question: how long does it really take to get approved to sell on Merch by Amazon? This is a loaded question, as Amazon itself will not give a definite timeline on any account request. With so …

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  • New Member Benefits to Help Succeed on Merch by Amazon

    Starting this month, we’ve got new member benefits for all Pro members at MRD! In an effort to help our members get more value out of their membership and to help them succeed on Merch by Amazon. All monthly, quarterly, and annual Pro Members will receive discounts on all purchases, and even more importantly, a monthly design credit. Over the last few months, we’ve made a number of changes, beginning with our new ownership in July. Since then, we’ve introduced lower priced subscription plans, began offering custom t-shirt design packs, and added copy writing services for Merch by …

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  • How to Write Product Copy for Merch by Amazon

    Having a great product is one thing—having that product searched for, found, and bought is quite another. With the ever-growing importance of understanding keywords and the exploding business opportunity that is Merch by Amazon, having product copy that gets your product noticed is one of the best ways to generate search results, find new customers, and grow your business. Check out these tips for how to write product copy with the best Merch by Amazon keywords, titles, bullets, and descriptions for your Merch by Amazon business. It’s all About the Keywords Let’s be honest, customers buy tee shirts because they …

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  • How to Make Money Selling on Merch by Amazon

    Merch by Amazon is an incredible opportunity to sell your own branded designs on Amazon. As with any legitimate business venture or side hustle, it’s not a get rich quick scheme. However, you can make money selling on Merch by Amazon. All it takes is the right strategy to skyrocket you to success. Ways to Make Money on Amazon Before getting into the details of Merch by Amazon, let’s takes a step back. As you probably know, Merch is just one of several ways in which you can make money with Amazon. Before Merch became a force in the POD …

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  • Where to Find Designs to Sell on Merch By Amazon

    Let’s face it: it can be difficult to find designs to sell on Merch by Amazon. While some of us are lucky enough to have a semblance of knowledge regarding graphic arts, there are so many particularities and requirements for Merch By Amazon designs that can make creation difficult and time consuming. Needless to say, you may be in the midst of scouring the internet for a source of high-quality, unique, and intriguing designs to use on Merch By Amazon. There are a plethora of options throughout the internet, but where do you start? And what method will work best …

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