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Knowing Your Print on Demand Numbers Is Crucial

Lots of people in the POD (print on demand) community are spreading out to other print on demand services. This is a great way to increase the amount of revenue streams you have for your business and is something that you SHOULD be doing. For most, one of the biggest steps is moving onto Etsy! However, there is one GLARING problem I keep seeing pop up over and over again…. No one knows their numbers! This is apparent with both AMS ads (with sales on Merch by Amazon) and running ads on Etsy. You see big number screenshots, think you are doing great, making sales… life is good. Or so you thought! I was talking to an Etsy seller the […]

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Pinterest Research Is The Most Underused Merch by Amazon Method

Ever since the very beginning of Merch by Amazon, doing the right research and making sure that you can gain search visibility for designs people ACTUALLY want to buy has been the differentiating factor between those who see success and those who don’t. As the Merch landscape has changed over the years, we have taken to expanding our research from just Amazon, to covering multiple platforms. If you can find niches where there is customer demand, there is social proof and people are active in that niche, and you can create something unique that will stand out, you will make sales. It really is as simple as that, but is so often overlooked. In the very beginning, we heavily used […]

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3 Ways To Stay Competitive In Merch by Amazon

It has been a while since we last posted an article here on the Merch Informer blog but this not without good reason. We are working on some really exciting updates to Merch Informer that will help everyone really deep dive their research and get a competitive edge in Merch. If you have not checked out our latest update where we added the social hunter, make sure you check that out! Before we release that though, we thought it would be a good idea to go over the three best ways to stay competitive in the Merch environment. It’s true, Merch has changed A LOT over the past few years. When it comes to running a business, you have to […]

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Social Hunter – New Merch Informer Update

One of the hardest parts about being a seller is making sure you can bring all the moving parts together to make sure that you are offering your customers exactly what they want. You need to first have amazing designs that resonate with your audience. After you have the design part completed, you still need to figure out how to get eyeballs on your product and use the right keywords to get the search traffic from the platform you are selling on. Merch Informer has just released the new Social Hunter module which will help you bring all the pieces together with the help of Etsy! The social hunter brings in Etsy search to show you the EXACT tags that […]

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Announcing New Software – Merch Locker

How many hours of your life have you wasted because you were looking for that specific design that your designer created for you, or that you had created 3 days previous but were not sure what folder you put it in? Perhaps you were trying to find a design because it was removed from Merch by Amazon and you want to put it back up… but you aren’t sure where you put the file/folder OR excel spreadsheet with your listing data? If you are anything like me, you are spending way too much time trying to figure out some form of organization for your Merch business and get crucial information of how many designs you have in a niche. THIS […]

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Introducing The Trademark Hunter – New Merch Informer Module

One of the biggest issues today in the Merch by Amazon space is the ability to monitor your listings for Trademarks. When you have just a few listings, it can be incredibly easy to go in every week and take a look at your listing data to make sure you are not infringing on any intellectual property of another person or business. When you start to fill out your slots though, this becomes more and more difficult. Often times, your listings will remain compliant for months if not years. Then… one day you get a take down notice from Amazon because something in your listing has become trademarked that wasn’t before! Merch Informer set out to fix this issue, and […]

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How to Keyword Merch Listings

This is hands down the most requested piece of content we have received. Being able to properly keyword a Merch by Amazon listing in order to get it in front of potential customers can make or break your business. Today, we are going to go over exactly what you should be doing in order to connect with customers. These techniques can be replicated each and every time you upload a new product to Merch! To your success!

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Introducing Merch Legend – Sorting Your Dashboard With Ease

In a massive sea of Chrome plugins that can help you with your online business, it can be difficult to decide what to download and use, and what to ignore. You have all seen those Chrome screenshots where people have half the screen taken up by different plugins that they never ever use! What if there was a plugin that helped you grow and monitor your Merch business and that you used everyday? Would you try it then? We did! Merch Legend is the newest Chrome extension on the block and it does something important that I have been talking about for a LONG TIME! It helps monitor your reviews (which can be the literal life blood of your Merch […]

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Search Title ONLY – Merch Research Update

Q4 is here and so are the Holidays! If you have been in Merch by Amazon for even a few weeks and have been doing your research (like you should!), then you know just how annoying research can be around the holidays. It is annoying because EVERYONE is trying to capitalize on the extra traffic and holidays by stuffing their bullet points and description with keywords. Today, we fixed that problem and added Title Only Search to Merch Informer! Search In Title Only Since Christmas is coming up, let’s use that as an example. Say you want to search for “Dabbing Santa” and see what kind of competition you would be facing (which is a LOT in this niche). However, […]

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How to Check PopSocket Trademarks BEFORE You Upload

When it comes to checking Trademarks for wording used in our designs and listings, we all know how much of a pain it can be. The USPTO website looks and acts like it is out of the early 90s, and if you have not spent the time to learn your way around, it can seem pretty daunting. That being said, it is a MUST that you understand trademark in this industry, or you simply will not last long. On the TESS website, most everyone is familiar with the basic word mark search, but if you want to SPECIFICALLY search for trademarks in the 009 category (this is for PopSockets), you will want to use the free form search. Specifically this […]

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