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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 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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How To Buy Yourself Out Of Tier 10 (As a Non US Resident)

Almost every single person I have talked to over the few years that Merch by Amazon has been around (and is serious about growing their business) has bought at least one of their t-shirts to test the quality. Lots of people want to hit the ground running as soon as they are approved but you slowly start to realize that Merch forces you to SLOW DOWN! You get 10 slots and can only upload a single design per day. So what does the serious mercher do? They buy their way out of tier 10 of course! This practice used to require 10 shirt sales to get to the next tier of 25, and to get from tier 25 to the […]

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Announcing Merch Informer Lister Launch + Massive Keyword Finder Update

Today we are happy to announce two MASSIVE updates to Merch Informer! As of 5 minutes ago, The Merch Informer Lister Chrome Plugin is now live in the Google store (which is free for all Merch Informer subscribers) as well as a complete overhaul to the backend of the keyword finder. So… what exactly are these updates and what do they mean to you? It means you are about to get a whole lot more productive throughout your day. Get ready to produce more in less time, here is how it works! Merch Informer Lister Chrome Plugin Put simply, the Informer Lister is a Chrome Plugin that acts as a macro recorder. What this means is that you can set […]

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Introducing OpenClipArt, Pixabay, Unsplash Merch Designer Integration

Merch Informer just added UNLIMITED clipart use to the Merch Informer Products Designer. This includes 144,871 new images that you can use in your Merch by Amazon designs and is available in every single MI subscription. NOT ONLY THAT, but we also integrated Pixabay and Unsplash so you can quickly and easily create 100’s if not 1000’s of PopSocket images in any niche. No no, we did not add all of these by hand, but instead integrated openclipart.org which gives you unlimited commercial use for the clipart pretty much everywhere and anywhere you can think of. How To Use The Merch Designer Integration Step 1: Sign up for MI or log in with your login credentials. Step 2: Click on […]

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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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How To Turn Google Calendars Into A Merch Calendar

There has been a lot of talk in the Merch Community lately about trends and holidays and for good reason. They are a GREAT way to tier up your account and what a lot of big sellers recommend that newer sellers focus on when first starting out. So many people focus on holidays and calendar events that someone came up with the idea to charge people a monthly fee to use a calendar. The idea is to keep track of different events that might sell well on the Merch by Amazon platform, but with a monthly fee attached. Josh Brown brought this to our attention a few days ago, and it is something we care deeply about. In fact, this […]

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How To Mask Images In The Merch Informer Products Designer

Masking an image is probably one of the most exiciting things you can do in the new Merch Informer Products Designer and something I have been playing around with the last few days. This feature is a little bit “hidden” so let me go through a few things you can do with it. If you have no idea what masking an image is, think of it as making the background of any text or shape a separate image. Step 1: Add some text The first step is to add some text. As an example I am going to use the text: New York on a white t-shirt. Step 2: Add your mask image In the menu, select images. Drag the […]

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Keyword Research Friday – Merch Informer Made Easy

Just finishing up some keyword research to send off to my designers and thought I would share part of my process. Apologies I am posting this a day late, but this is just one easy way you can utilize Merch Informer to save a bunch of time and find a bunch of untapped niches. Step 1: Find a starting place Typically when I sit down in the morning, I have no idea what I want to research for that day. I was thinking about getting to the “decision maker” in any business and realized that you first have to get past the “secretary” which is where I started my search. Step 2: Niche down Secretaries work hard and are often […]

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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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