Start selling shirts online with no inventory. Amazon Merch is the way to go!
I've been talking in few other discussions about amazon merch and I thought I'd give a quick tutorial on what it is and how to use it.
So, amazon merch is amazons way to take over the tshirt selling business by having designers sell their own designs on amazon tshirts. It's a really clever way to get amazing artists to put their images on your shirts
Just so you know, it's not an instant setup. You'll have to request an invitation and wait to be accepted, but it's worth it It took around 3 months for me to be accepted but now it should be quicker since the merch team has been hiring new people to speed up the process. Even if you don't plan on selling right now, it's a good idea to get in and request an invitation now.
So let's fast forward to after you're accepted.
You'll be able to upload 25 images at first and once you sell 25 shirts you'll be upgraded to level 2 where you can upload 50 images. I have friends who have upwards of 5,000 designs uploaded and are selling. These guys are making $100 to $300 a day on complete autopilot since Amazon handles everything
So now let's talk about how you upload your images. It's actually pretty simple
You take your image and you can upload it to the front and/or back of the shirt. See the image below.
NOTE: your image will need to be 4500x5400 pixels in order to fit properly.
After you upload your images you can now pick the type of shirt you want, fit type of the shirt (male, female, or child) and 5 colors you want the shirt to show up in.
When you're starting off you'll want to have the lowest possible price in order for your shirts to sell. This way you can level up quicker and get more designs up to make more money in the long run I priced this shirt at $10.99 and I'll profit $0.03 per sale. I will make next to nothing per sale, but I'll sell more and rank up quicker
After you set up your shirt, you now have to add a description and details. This is where SEO comes into play ;)
I basically hammered the keyword "Marilyn Monroe" so that I show up in the search results more often. I didn't add anything to the description because I think you get the idea lol I'm using my Marilyn Monroe tshirt design since it was removed from my merch account due to trademark law. There are other Marilyn Monroe shirts on amazon, but those companies selling the shirts must have permission to do so.
Now when you continue on after you add your details and description, you'll be shown an example of what your shirt listing will look like.
YOU MUST CLICK "Sell - Publick on Amazon" IF YOU WANT TO SELL SHIRTS WITHOUT PROMOTING THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you choose "Sample - Direct Link Only" then you're only selling to the people you share your link with.
After you click "Submit Product" it will go into review. All designs get approved within 24 hours, which is pretty quick for how many designs are going through amazon merch. Submit your designs in the morning and they'll usually be accepted by lunch time
In time, if you're lucky, you can make a good passive income and get paid by amazon
Here's my last sale:
I made $48.02 while I was asleep, which is pretty awesome
Oh, I forgot to mention, all your shirts are available for amazon prime since it's amazon selling your shirts, not you On you shirts page it will sale "Sold by Amazon" How cool is that!