Amazon Merch on Demand is a print-on-demand service that allows Sellers to create and sell their designs without upfront costs or investments. When the program first launched, it was limited to only t-shirts, but it has since expanded to hoodies, tanks, tote bags, pop sockets, and more.
The best thing about the program is that it’s completely hands-off for the Sellers, as Amazon handles all the heavy lifting. All you have to do is create unique designs that customers want to purchase. You’ll then upload those designs to different products, which will be available on Amazon. When someone makes a purchase, Amazon prints the product, packs, and ships it straight to the customer. You’ll earn royalties for each sale you make.
How to get started
You must ‘Request an Invitation’ to get started with Amazon Merch. Once you’ve done that, Amazon will approve or reject your application. Amazon will want to know your personal information, what types of products you’re interested in creating, and how you’ll market those products. The billion-dollar company also wants you to include a link to your website or blog if you have one. Amazon doesn’t just let anyone into the program; they want people who will bring in money. So, make sure you are convincing and let them know any knowledge you have when it comes to physical products. Remember that it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to get approved due to the high volume of applications Amazon receives.
You definitely want to be approved for the program, as there are several outstanding benefits to joining Amazon Merch:
Variety of Products
Amazon Merch offers a wide variety of products for you to customize:
- Tank tops
- Phone cases
- Pop sockets
- Tote bags
- Throw pillows
No up-front costs
It is completely free to sign up for Amazon Merch. Once you’re approved, you can start uploading designs right away. Depending on what design platforms you use, it may cost you nothing to create your designs. There aren’t many ways of making money online that don’t require an up-front investment.
This is a low maintenance business. Aside from uploading the designs and setting the price, it’s completely hands-off. Amazon will print your product, pack, and ship it directly to your customers.
Priority in search engines
Because Amazon is the biggest online retailer worldwide, listing products and including relevant keywords increases your chances of showing up in the search engines. When you do show up, you’ll more than likely show up on the first page of listing results because of the trust Amazon has. If you were to sell products on your own website or blog, it would take a lot of time to have priority in search engines.
Since Amazon takes care of all of the heavy lifting and you don’t have to hold inventory, this is a set-it-and-forget-it business model. You do the work once and can collect royalties forever. That’s passive income. Millions of customers are shopping on Amazon day and night. You could be making money while you sleep.
So, what do you think of these benefits of Amazon Merch? Will you give it a try? Leave a comment below!