Merch Informer, the well-known Merch by Amazon research tool, just keeps improving. This week, they announced the release of their Movers & Shakers module, which helps you find trending niches on Merch by Amazon. Previously, they catered primarily to evergreen designs. From the Merch Informer blog post about the new release:
We were only catering to people who like to create designs in niches that are typically considered “evergreen” or year-round sellers. Sure, you could use the Merch Hunter to see the best selling designs on all of Amazon, but by the time you found them there, it would be too late to jump into some of those trending niches.
This is a common issue in research tools; often trends are only spotted when it’s too late to do anything about it. In this case, it sounds like they are spotting new rising niches in real time, looking at the percent change rather than relying on count-style rankings. As Merch Informer continues to compile more data, it’s likely they’ll get much better at spotting trends, both due to understanding annual trends and seeing how random niches behave over time.
We’ve written before about Merch Informer and are always impressed with their product. If you haven’t tried it yet, check out their 3-day free trial offer. And once you find trending niches, check out our custom t-shirt designs service for original high-quality designs to fit your niches.