• POD Weekly #35: Merch by Amazon Launches in Europe

    After many months of rumors of Merch by Amazon expanding to Europe, Amazon announced on Monday, July 30 they have launched the program in the United Kingdom and Germany.  Like the US marketplace, sellers and designers will need to apply for an account and wait for an invitation to join the program. Existing sellers will be granted access gradually on a rolling basis, similar to the addition of new product types, such as PopSockets which we covered back in June. 

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  • Is Merch by Amazon passive income?

    All types of ecommerce have some level of passivity to them, in that sales can be made without direct effort from a person at the time of the sale. As anyone with ecommerce experience knows, there's a lot of effort that went into everything leading to that sale.  Print-on-demand platforms, like Merch by Amazon, make things even more passive, as they take care of all production, fulfillment and customer service. Of course, this is true for everyone on the Merch by Amazon platform. The top sellers are using the time not spent doing those tasks to do more research, find new marketing channels, etc. Sales happen without direct effort, but they'll likely wane if your account is given absolutely no attention. In that sense, Merch by Amazon is not entirely passive. Yet again, what is?

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  • Merch by Amazon requires applicants to re-apply

    Merch by Amazon has recently shifted to a new application and approval process for sellers. As we've covered in the past, it can take a long time to get approved for a Merch by Amazon account. And at times, like at the end of 2017, Merch by Amazon is so bogged down with action from existing sellers that the approval process comes to a complete halt. Now Merch by Amazon is asking applicants who previously applied using the old system to re-apply using the new application process.

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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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  • MerchInformer update on march to $100k in royalties from Merch by Amazon

    Here’s Neil Lassen from with his latest update on his goal to generate $100k in royalties via Merch by Amazon. He mentioned the challenges of a slow month after the holiday season surge: January, for many, was a bit of a shock. With sales dwindling, new royalties coming into play, and a new application process, many people started to get discouraged about Merch. My girlfriend’s account saw the exact same decline in sales Neil also discussed the changes to the royalties paid out by Merch by Amazon. The 2 new products are selling pretty well which helps offset the decrease …

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  • Print on Demand Platforms

    There are plenty of options when it comes to print on demand platforms. In the past, we’ve discussed alternatives to Merch by Amazon. We’ve also written about using designs for Merch by Amazon on other platforms. In both posts, we mentioned a handful of other print on demand platforms. It was far from an extensive list. Below, we’ve put together a much more complete list (though we’re likely still missing some). To help you out when deciding which ones to go with, we’ve added a little bit of additional info about each platform. Here’s a bit more info …

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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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