• POD Weekly #36: Print on Demand Business & Intellectual Property

    POD WEEKLY #36 PRINT ON DEMAND BUSINESS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY In an article on Tamebay about Merch by Amazon launching in Europe, there’s an interesting take on the reason for Amazon’s platform being the most notable among the dozens of print on demand business services available. “The Amazon offering is likely most notable because of how it protects the trademarks and intellectual property of your artwork and that of big brands too. Other less stringent services are available.”1 Amazon’s review team is certainly quick to reject items for any perceived copyright infringement of big brands intellectual property. Typically, …

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  • 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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  • 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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