• POD Update: Non-Apparel Businesses using POD

    Weekly POD Update NON-APPAREL BUSINESSES USING POD Something we’ve noticed recently is the number of non-apparel businesses using print-on-demand platforms. POD is great for those companies since there is no inventory, no fulfillment, and they likely an existing fan/customer base. Plus, it gives them a potential new revenue stream and two opportunities for increased brand exposure (via the shirt listings and the shirts being worn). We recently posted a list of popular brands using Merch by Amazon – and it’s not just big brands. Check out the two Merch Minds podcast episodes at the end of the links for ideas …

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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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