• Guide To Merch By Amazon

    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.  For those who don’t know, Merch by Amazon is Amazon's print-on-demand platform that was launched in late 2015 as an innovative platform designed to encourage the easy sale of branded t-shirts designed by you and produced, sold, and shipped by Amazon.

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  • Merch Search

    Search Merch by Amazon listings with our free Merch Search tool. Enter any keyword phrase below and the use the dropdown to select a product type to get Amazon search results limited to Merch by Amazon listings.

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  • Avoid these 3 easy Merch by Amazon Mistakes

    Not all of your designs are going to sell well on Merch by Amazon, but to improve your chances there are 3 easy mistakes to avoid, as Neil Lassen at wrote in a recent post. He notes that those easy to avoid mistakes include spelling errors, using copyrighted designs elements, and getting multiple designs rejections. Neil gives an example of a spelling mistake he’s made where one letter was left out of “t-shirt” and the listing was rejected for containing profanity. Admittedly, we’ve made the same mistake ourselves. While easy to fix, it’s not always easy …

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  • Will there be a Merch by Amazon UK?

    Is Merch by Amazon Expanding to the UK (Merch by Amazon UK)? Although there’s been speculation for some time that Merch by Amazon may be looking to expand the platform to the UK, there are no announced plans to expand to Merch by Amazon UK.   While Merch by Amazon products are only available to US customers, Merch by Amazon sellers can be located anywhere in the world. Sellers around the world have found success on the platform by targeting US customers.  When Will MBA be Available in the UK? If and when Merch by Amazon UK happens, there will be …

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  • Merch by Amazon print-on-demand pricing

    Merch by Amazon print-on-demand pricing recently increased on January 15, 2018. Amazon cited increased “increase in the costs to support Merch, including storage, fulfillment, transportation, raw materials, customer service, and the resources required to detect and prevent fraud.” With Merch by Amazon, sellers are able to set prices at any price over the minimum cost. Merchants could potentially set very high prices, if there is enough demand for the designs. When an item is sold, Amazon retains the original cost plus a percentage of the total sale, which means that you only see about 75% of each incremental dollar added …

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  • What to do if a design gets rejected by Merch by Amazon

    Recently, we covered a bit about how we handle trademark and copyright issues when it comes to our own design and copy writing services. In that post, we mentioned that we are happy to help with any listing that gets rejected when using our design or copywriting service. This past week, we heard from a few members that had designs rejected where the problem wasn’t with anything we created, but we were happy to help anyway. We wanted to share our recommendations of what to do if a design gets rejected by Merch by Amazon. What to do if …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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