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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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The Importance Of Merch by Amazon Product Titles

So you want to sit down and figure out how to ACTUALLY get some sales on Merch by Amazon…. You upload your products, fill out the title, the description, and spend 10 minutes crafting the perfect bullet points. Your products are live, and you sit and wait… but no sales come in… What gives? You MAY want to revisit the titles of your shirts which I will go into detail below. Let’s jump into it! Merch by Amazon Titles – Keyword Rich Is Key I have gone into depth many times on how to properly keyword your listings before. You can find some of these on the blog here: Merch by Amazon SEO Ultimate Guide and here (watch this video, […]

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100k Business In One Year – Merch by Amazon Case Study Update 1

After being involved with Merch by Amazon from near the beginning, we have seen all sorts of changes to the platform, changes to the community, and have had the opportunity to watch everyone grow their businesses in all different directions. Not only has this been super rewarding but it has also given us a lot of insight on what it takes to be successful on the platform and how many ways there are to make money in the world of print on demand. There are people who’s sole focus it is to turn print on demand (POD) into a full time income so that they can live life on their own terms, people who want to pay their car or […]

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Merch by Amazon German and English Marketplace Data Added – See The Best Sellers For Each Market

We have been working hard behind the scenes to make some pretty big upgrades to Merch Informer! Many of these things are specifically what the community has asked for, and in our attempt to make sure that every Mercher has the best possible tools at their disposal, we have added them all to the Merch Informer modules. So without further ado, lets go over what has changed! Revamped International Database Since Merch Informer has launched we have followed closely with the updates that Merch by Amazon has made to their platform. We quickly adopted search when the UK and DE markets were launched to aid sellers in these new market places. However, since half our team is from the USA […]

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The Best Free Merch by Amazon Plugin You Have Never Heard Of

Over the years, as new plugins are released for Merch by Amazon by independent creators, we have tested pretty much all of them. When it comes to Merch, TESTING is your biggest edge over every other seller on the platform. Anything that can give you any extra data about your business is great. Some of the plugins we have tested have been downright terrible, and some have been really good. A few months back, we stumbled across a plugin that was pretty much unheard of called: Productor. This plugin… is GREAT! Oh, and its free. The amount of tools and data this creator has packed into a single plugin is pretty much unheard of, especially being free. So today, I […]

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Merch Informer Trademark Protection Now Live On Etsy

Since Merch Informer launched the trademark protection plugin in September of 2018, it has saved tens of thousands of rejections on Merch by Amazon from our users. The fact of the matter is that there are LOTS of trademarks out there, many of them frivolous and they all pose a risk to your account. Going through the USPTO website is a pain, time consuming, and all around just not a fun time. You may end up using a word or phrase that is trademarked and you had NO idea. Well, the trademark extension put an end to that. Over the last few months we have started to get more and more requests for the trademark protection plugin to check listings […]

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