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What is Merch by Amazon?

What exactly is Merch by Amazon? Also referred to as Amazon Merch, it’s one of the fastest growing print-on-demand platforms for apparel, and it’s making some sellers some big money. Once you’re invited to sell on the platform, Amazon makes the process quite simple. Sellers only need to upload their designs, create a title and bullet points, select their blanks and colors, and price their products. Once a customer places an order, Amazon does the rest.

How Do You Make Money?

Like other POD services, there is no need for inventory or overhead with Amazon Merch. There is no actual inventory until an order is placed. Amazon sets a base cost that includes the price of the blank tee shirt and the cost for printing. Amazon takes their fee then pays you a royalty for every shirt you sell, based upon the price of your product. The higher you price your designs, the higher the royalty will be. But the way to make real money on Amazon Merch is not to sell high-priced products—it’s to do volume.

Amazon also handles all aspects of customer service and fulfillment, so you’ll never have to waste time or money processing returns, answering customer emails, or shipping boxes. You can save time (and add value to your business) by focusing on design creation and product marketing through social media and other channels outside the Amazon platform.  


What are Merch Tiers?

Amazon Merch sellers are grouped into different tiers. The more shirts you sell, the higher your tier will be. As a new seller on the platform, you’ll start at Tier 10, and you can begin by uploading 10 designs. Once you sell 10 products, you’ll move up to Tier 25. Sell 25 more designs and you’ll be moved up to Tier 100, and so on. The more products you are eligible to upload, the more sales you’re likely to make, which means more revenue in your pocket.

As a seller on Amazon Merch, you’ll have access to the ecommerce giant’s ever-growing customer base, and all of your products (no matter how few or how many you sell) will be available for Prime Shipping in the US.

How MerchReadyDesigns Can Help

We’re sellers on Amazons ourselves, so we know the business inside and out. We cater to the needs of fellow Merch sellers, and we provide an array of unique services to help you build, maintain, and grow your business. In terms of artwork, our services include providing ready-to-upload designs for Merch by Amazon and offering custom t-shirt design packs to appeal to your niche audience. To help you grow your business and see real results, we also handle copywriting for Merch by Amazon listings, and we offer print-on-demand consulting services to help with all aspects of your business.

Our creative team makes it easy to grow and sustain your Merch by Amazon business. Our design, copywriting, and consulting services are ideal for new sellers to the platform as well as experienced sellers in higher tiers looking to upload dozens or hundreds of new products all the time.

Use MerchReadyDesigns on Other POD Platforms

In addition to Merch by Amazon, our custom design packs and stocked designs can also be used on a number of other print-on-demand platforms, such as Printful, TeeSpring, and RedBubble. Utilizing an additional POD platform is a great way for new sellers to get sales and exposure while waiting for their Merch by Amazon invitation. It’s also a smart option for Merch sellers looking to establish a brand voice and enjoy a direct connection to specific customers outside the Amazon platform. Designs from MerchReadyDesigns can be sold on Amazon at the same time they are being sold on other print-on-demand platforms.

Keep Up To Date with the MerchReadyDesigns blog

Our blog posts include valuable information to help you keep up with the latest news and tips for success on Amazon Merch. Offering information on everything from how to use Pinterest to boost your Amazon sales to what you can do if a design gets rejected, our blog is constantly updated with the most important tips, tricks, info, and strategies for Merch by Amazon sellers. Whether you’re a brand new seller or a seasoned Merch expert, our blog is the go-to source for Merch by Amazon information.

Guide To Selling On MerchByAmazon

The idea of making sales on Merch by Amazon can be an exciting but a bit overwhelming to newcomers. To help, here’s our guide to selling on Merch by Amazon. Read our blog post at