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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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How To Use Rank Tracking To Optimize Merch by Amazon Listings

The vast majority of Merchers use a spray and pray approach when it comes to uploading shirts. You upload your limit of shirts, and hope something sells. This CAN work, but over the years it has gotten hard and harder, making research even that more important. But… Let’s say that you went through all the research steps, found a good subniche where there are buyers for your shirt designs, and you know what makes up a good design! All that is left is to list it right? Yes and no! The first step is listing it, using keywords in your title, bullet points and description to make a great listing for a customer. However, if you want to have a […]

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Evergreen Versus Trending and Seasonal Merch by Amazon Designs – Understanding The Difference

When it comes to any print on demand business out there, and especially Merch by Amazon, there are 3 core areas on how to build your business: Evergreen, Trending, and Seasonal designs. While this seems pretty straight forward on the surface, there seems to be some confusion on each of these areas, where they overlap, and how Amazon works with each. Today we are going to go over each of these in detail, and why you might think you are going into a trending niche but really, you are no where to be found and finding it impossible to rank. Lets jump into it! Evergreen Merch Designs Evergreen at its core just means that something has enduring popularity. Put in […]

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How To Scale Your Merch Account Through Amazon Advertising (AMS) Automation

It has been a while since we posted anything on the Merch Informer blog, and for good reason! The last few weeks we have been extensively testing one of the coolest tools that has JUST hit the market that anyone serious about Merch by Amazon will easily find the value in. This tool takes one of the only guaranteed ways to scale any business (advertising), and takes it to an entirely new level! I should have titled this blog post “how to scale your merch account through amazon advertising without losing your mind”. Lets face it, competition is increasing on Merch by Amazon. Using the proper keywords to get in front of the right audience is only a single piece […]

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