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 with the goal of helping other Merch by Amazon sellers. Influenced by the recent “freeze” put in place by Amazon, we’ve become strong believers in looking at alternatives to Merch by Amazon.
To help clarify, we’ve changed a few things around on our site. The biggest change you’ll notice is a lack of strict adherence to the Merch by Amazon platform. We create designs for use print on demand platforms. All designs will remain sized for Merch by Amazon. In our experience, these dimensions (5400x 4500px) work well on other platforms as well. (If you require a specific alternate size, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to make a change.)
Much of our research for new designs will continue to come from the Amazon platform. To the best of our knowledge, the Amazon platform is the best for getting some sense of true sales information. It’s not perfect, but it’s a starting point. We have always used other sources for ideas for designs and will continue to do so. We’d like to find tools that help us get some ideas of potential sales and will continue to look for solutions.
Our copywriting service will not change immediately. All text, including the title, bullet points, and descriptions can be used on any print-on-demand marketplace. Again, if you have specific requirements, just get in touch.
As we mentioned last week, we’re working on creating a table comparing various other print on demand platforms. We are making progress on that and should have it ready soon on our blog. We’ll post more content on other print-on-demand platforms in the future as well. It doesn’t mean we’re abandoning Merch by Amazon, just looking at that as one option among many.