POD Weekly: PopSockets at Merch by Amazon

Weekly POD Update



Merch by Amazon recently added their first non-apparel product to their print-on-demand platform with the introduction of PopSockets, collapsible phone grips that have gained popularity recently.

Similar to the introduction of longsleeve tees and sweatshirts at the end of 2017, Amazon appears to be rolling this out and not all sellers have access to PopSockets quite yet. If you haven’t look for updates in your account soon.

You can read Amazon’s FAQs on PopSockets, which notably mention that artwork must be resized. See the first link below for one solution.

Do you have access to PopSockets yet? What do you think of this addition? Comment on our blog or Facebook to let us know what you think.


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“Popsockets have been released on the Merch by Amazon platform”

How To Resize Popsockets For Merch By Amazon
Neil Merch Informer

“However, these are all a different size than we are used to for t-shirts and hoodies, and also have a bit of a learning curve with the bleed area. For those who have 100s or even 1000’s of images, resizing these is a seriously daunting task”1

“Merch by Amazon Organization: you can achieve it through Google Drive”

How to organize your Merch by Amazon business
Merch Along

“Merch by Amazon Organization: you can achieve it through Google Drive”2


Tip #8: Write original content. “88% of shoppers say product content can help them make a decision to purchase”

Top 10 strategies for successfully selling print-on-demand merchandise on Shopify
Jonno KITE

“Do you want to be successful in selling print-on-demand merchandise on Shopify?
This infographic is for you!”3



Find some patriotic design inspiration

Patriotic-themed designs and products to sell with Teespring this summer
Kate Shoaf Teespring Community

“Over 219 million Americans (88%) are expected to celebrate Independence Day this year. The majority of U.S. citizens are extremely proud of their American heritage and love to display their pride through the apparel and accessories they wear.”4



free “holographic foil textures contains 10 high resolution…images of vibrant colours”

10 Free Textures To Simulate Holographic Foil Print Effects
Chris Spooner Spoon Graphics

“Each texture contains a unique mix of colours and patterns to provide a variety of options to choose from. Every texture is finished with a rippled effect to give it a realistic and tactile appearance.”5

“Best tutorials, to learn how to create 80’s retro text effect in Photoshop.”

Best 80’s Retro Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials
Yasir Jawaid Graphic Design Junction

“gathered Best Retro Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials to learn how to create amazing 80’s retro style typography”6


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Sun, July 22    Parents’ Day
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Wed, August 8    International Cat Day

Bold entries are new since last week

  1. https://merchinformer.com/how-to-resize-popsockets-for-merch-by-amazon/
  2. https://www.merchalong.com/how-organize-merch-by-amazon-business/
  3. https://www.kite.ly/infographic-top-10-strategies-successfully-selling-print-on-demand-merchandise-on-shopify/
  4. https://community.teespring.com/blog/patriot-theme-2018/
  5. https://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/10-free-textures-simulate-holographic-foil-print-effects
  6. http://graphicdesignjunction.com/2018/06/best-80s-retro-text-effect-photoshop-tutorials/

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