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Merch Informer Trademark Protection Plugin Released

We have finally released the most comprehensive trademark protection that you can have for your Merch by Amazon account. Merch Informer has always been dedicated to helping you save time, maximize your profits, and make your life easier. Today, we are changing the game! Grab the plugin here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/merch-informer-trademark/aakigomphmlnijlfonlhcobonfhfipoi This Chrome plugin is powered by Merch Informer and will check every single word, every single word/phrase combination, and line by line EVERY SINGE WORD of your Merch listings. This all happens from your Merch by Amazon upload page, which means you never leave the page. Not only does this save you valuable time going back and forth to the USPTO TESS page (which is exactly where we get our data for […]

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How to Use AMS (Amazon Marketing Services) to Create Brand Pages

Now that AMS is rolling out to everyone, I thought I would take some time to do a writeup on one of the coolest new features there is: Brand Stores! Brand stores are important for a few reasons. The major one is that you can use these to funnel traffic to your listings so you can give out your store link to anyone and they will instantly see your brand on Amazon, linking to every product you have. You can even set up a website and have that website direct to your store. If you are not familliar with brand stores, they look like this: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Neil+deGrasse+Tyson/Neil+deGrasse+Tyson/page/C08C5673-6189-4501-9910-EE1BBD8C527F By the end of this tutorial, you should be up and running with a brand […]

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Merch Momentum Strategy Guide (Merch Informer Special Edition)

[toc] Today I have a very special post from none other than our good friend Michael Essany! You may know his name from our interview here (which at this point is almost a year old!), or maybe because he has showed up in the media multiple times. We know him because he covered Merch Informer on a news website before we really got going and started our conversation early. However, the main reason you probably have heard of him is because he has one of the most raved about Merch weekly guides out there called the Merch Momentum Strategy Guide. With such a following, and being interviewed for the guide in the early days ourselves, we kept seeing mentions of […]

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The Deadline Is Approaching – Merch Checker Review

The time has come to finally address the elephant in the room, or something I have been meaning to address here on the Merch Informer blog! Shipping and fulfillment (and sizing)! A few months ago, we all got this update in our dashboards:   Then we got an update to this update: This is the not the first time that the Content Policy has changed and it certainly will not be the last. That being said, the biggest issue I see here is that We have 30 days to fix all of our listings and That 30 days is about to come to a close. If you read the first update on 6/8, it mentions that they are no longer […]

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UPDATE: How To Resize Popsockets For Merch By Amazon

UPDATE! This script has been turned into a web based tool for FREE that you can use without any hangups with coding: https://merchresize.com/ Popsockets have been released on the Merch by Amazon platform and people are starting to have their accounts activated for these new products. However, these are all a different size than we are used to for t-shirts and hoodies, and also have a bit of a learning curve with the bleed area. For those who have 100s or even 1000’s of images, resizing these is a seriously daunting task. Since we knew about popsockets WELL in advance and also added them to the product search module within the Merch Informer software, our good friend Greg Hesp has put […]

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3 Easy Merch by Amazon Mistakes To Avoid

Almost everyone who has been in merch for some time has no doubt made at least one of these mistakes. Even I still make one of these mistakes every once in a while because of being in a rush to hit the upload limit each day. If you are brand new to the Merch by Amazon game or a seasoned vet, you do not have to get a strike against your account or a rejection. Take some time to slow down, read this post, and hopefully avoid making any of these mistakes in the future. Spelling Mistakes This is probably the easiest one to avoid. Slow down when you are entering in your title, bullet points and description. However, the […]

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Merch by Amazon Signup Page – How To Sign Up And Get Accepted

In case you have been living under a rock OR are landing on this article because you have not signed up for Merch by Amazon yet, the sign up page has changed! It has not changed by much, but with the new application process, this should cut down on people who are looking to abuse the system. So how did they do this? They require your personal information, banking information, and tax interview to be complete BEFORE you finish the application. This is different in that you used to be able to enter this information in after you got admitted. With the change, they will now be able to check on you to see if you are who you say […]

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New Plan, New Price, New Opportunities!

As Merch by Amazon has expanded as a platform, accepting more people and coming to market with a wider product selection, things have changed! What once was the wild west is becoming just a little more tamed. Long gone are the days you could tier up near instantly with designs you barely put any effort into at all. Now there are tier limits, 90 day rules, and more people on the platform. That being said… It is the EASIEST time to make money on the Merch by Amazon platform! Merch by Amazon has been expanding their support team, building new printing facilities, offering multiple products to sell your designs on, and that is just the begining! There is more coming […]

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How To Resize Hoodies For Merch By Amazon

Now that almost everyone has access to sweatshirts and hoodies, you have probably noticed that hoodies take a different dimension image! Of course, Amazon has not given us an easy way to resize these within the Merch program, so we are stuck figuring out the most efficient way to do it ourselves. For those that only have 10-25 designs, you could easily just resize them yourself in whatever image processing program you use. For those of us that have thousands or even tens of thousands of images to resize, resizing can become a much bigger chore. There has been a lot of different methods and tools created for the community and each of them seems to have their flaws. My […]

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Merch by Amazon Black Friday – Cyber Monday Roundup

**Updated Deals For Cyber Monday! It is that time again! The time of the year where savings are in the air, and every company and service is running the hottest sales of the year! We wanted to help you round up all those deals into a single post to help you grab the biggest savings that will help you propel your Merch by Amazon business in the right direction. Remember to write down your purchases in any area of your business so that you can write them off on your taxes when the time comes! Let’s get into the best deals we have found so far! (This will be edited throughout the day as more deals come to our attention. […]

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