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How To Find “Not Buyable” Merch Products In Your Merch by Amazon Account

Merch is turning back on! ASINs are becoming available to purchase, and people are starting to fire up their business and start running traffic (free or paid). The one glaring issue though is that Merch is turning on ASINs one at a time, and it can be really hard to figure out what ASINs are actually available to start running traffic to. So in this guide, we want to go over how to find these ASINs that are NOT turned on yet, so you can keep an eye on them moving forward. But first, let’s talk about keyword rankings! ASIN Keyword Rankings – What’s Changed It looks like all of the Merch ASINs are actually coming back incredibly quickly. Over […]

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How To Kick Start Your Merch Account After The Printing Pause

It has finally happened! Merch by Amazon is turning the printers back on and our ASINs are being restored. We are back in business! Well, most of us are, that is! In this article, we want to go over the change that just hit everyone’s Merch by Amazon dashboard, and give you what we think is the easiest way to get ahead of the crowd when it comes to kick starting your business from an even playing field. So, let’s get started! What We Know About The Printing Pause On 3/19/20 we got an update in our Merch dashboards letting us know what almost everyone had already seen…Amazon was experiencing increased demand and order volumes so delivery times for Merch […]

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Using PlaceIt Mockups For Pinterest Marketing

By now, everyone probably knows that Merch by Amazon has currently shut down their USA printing facilities because of COVID-19. Just recently Merch by Amazon let us publish drafts so that we can get ready to launch products as soon as they are back up and running. During this time, many people have decided to stop working on their print on demand business completely. Here at Merch Informer, we like to focus on things we can actually control! There is going to be a good opportunity to set some things up so that by the time that Merch gets back to normal, we can get ahead of everyone else! So, with that in mind, let’s go over one of my […]

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Merch Informer – COVID-19 Update

Hello Merch Community, With the news dropping yesterday in the Merch Dashboard that they have suspended print operations in the USA due to COVID-19, we have decided to take action. Currently we know a few things. First, the USA print fulfillment centers are completely shut down while the EU print fulfillment centers remain open for the time being. Second, EU products remain available for sale but all Merch products on the US market are unavailable and some may be disappearing from search (as you may have started to notice). Third, publishing to Merch by Amazon has currently been suspended. There is no current way to upload your designs to live status nor is there a way to upload new products […]

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Single Upload Interface – List Your Designs On Hundreds Of Products Across Multiple Marketplaces

You have all heard the saying that ‘time is money’. There are only 24 hours in a day, and with the amount that we sleep and take care of other needs, chances are that you only have a set amount of time to work on your business per day. Let’s say maximum, you get 8 productive work hours per day and much less than that if you have a 9-5 job outside of Print on Demand. In those 8 hours that you are focusing on your Print on Demand Merch business, you have a LOT to cram in there. Research Design Creation Keywording/Optimization Listing Monitoring/Tweaking products Traffic Generation Some of these things take longer than others, notably, LISTING all of […]

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Merch Informer Designer Patterns Added – One Click Merch Patterns

One of the requests we have been receiving lately is adding an EASY way to create patterns in Merch Designs. Over the last year or so, we have been creating a lot of pattern designs especially for Popsockets that have been working INCREDIBLY well (few hundred sales a month). What bottle necked us though, was that to design these, we had to copy and paste the same layer over and over again and re position those layers so that everything looked right before we could download and upload the design to Merch by Amazon. For both of those reasons (requests and need to make this easier), today we have released an update to the Merch Informer designer to allow you […]

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100k Business In One Year – Merch by Amazon Case Study Update 3

Welcome to the third installment of the case study and Happy New Year! December went by incredibly fast to wrap up the year and there was lots of traveling, people out of the office, and spending time with family but among all of that, we still managed to make some progress with the case study. December also marked the end of Q4 (and really good sales!), so let me set the stage by saying: EXPECT lower sales moving forward for the next few months. This is completely normal and to be expected as the holiday shopping season is over. It is also the reason why I tell everyone that the majority of their designs should be evergreen once they have […]

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How To Find Trending Phrases On Merch by Amazon – New Merch Informer Module

One of the hardest things to do when you are working on your Merch by Amazon business is find keywords and phrases that are getting in front of the right audience. Getting in front of the customers that are spending money already is difficult, but finding phrases where you are NOT competing against 10,000 other sellers is even more difficult. But…. What if it did not have to be? What if there was a way to find phrases that are just starting to take off and make sales, that you knew of before anyone else? It would be a lot easier to make designs that start making sales quickly right? Exactly! This is why we released a new module inside […]

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100k Business In One Year – Merch by Amazon Case Study Update 2

A LOT has happened this month and progress has been made with this case study! I realized that we started this case study during one of the peak times of the season which makes everything look great, but if anyone has been around for a while, knows that after Q4, sales start to decline and we are in for some slow months. That is 100% okay and to be expected but it is something you should keep in the back of your head when you see the numbers we are going to post in this case study. Now, before we get into the actual case study, let’s talk about some of the changes that Merch by Amazon has made in […]

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USPTO Merch by Amazon Trademark Tutorial Guide

Remember the good old days when you could put up any shirt or phrase without having any idea if something in your bullets or title was trademarked and it went through anyway? I do! We have been selling on the Merch platform since almost the beginning so we have seen a lot of changes with the way they do things, and the way that they enforce intellectual properly. I also clearly remember the days when Amazon started taking this more seriously as the platform grew, which means that I had to learn REAL QUICK on how to use the governments website to look up trademarks and figure out how to avoid phrases that may cause Amazon issues. You see, even […]

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