Merch by Amazon is an amazing system for uploading your own designs and making a royalty for each sale. With Merch by Amazon you can set your own pricing so that you can make $0.01 per sale or $100 per sale (not likely). But recently they have been tweaking things and how you can work with their system.
Everything started happening just before Christmas in 2016 when they froze all design uploads and you were basically in design purgatory lol. This really sucked because I had 50 ugly sweater designs in the works and I needed to upload them. I finally got all of my designs, but the upload feature was already frozen for around 24 to 48 hours. I was sooooo close to getting all of my designs uploaded for the Christmas season and now it was just a waste of money
The only good thing about this freeze is that if you had a bunch of designs already uploaded, they were still there and people browsing amazon.com could purchase any of them if they wanted. I didn't have many designs uploaded at the time so my profits were still in the sh*tter lol. I have friends who have over 800 designs uploaded and make sales each week, and that's how I learned about this marvelous system. They didn't mind too much because they didn't have as much competition for the few months during the freeze and their profits stayed the same.
Now that Merch by Amazon is coming back and opening accounts, you can now begin to upload your designs. The downside to this is that you can only upload 2 DESIGNS PER DAY!!!!! So to upload my 50 CHRISTMAS DESIGNS it will take me 25 days!!!!!! During the freeze I had my designer make around 100 more designs so I could upload them when my account was unfrozen.... So not it will take me over 2 months to get all of these designs uploaded, and that's if I am diligent and get online every day for at least 30 minutes to upload all of these damn things It will pay off in the long run, but I had a taste of freedom when I could upload as many designs as I wanted before the freeze and now I just get a small taste of glory lol.
It takes a while to get accepted into the Merch program, so I'm grateful that I was accepted about a year ago. I'm just a bit upset that I had these grand plans of getting all my designs uploaded and now it's going to take me over 2 months if I don't have my designer work on anything else Oh, and if you design doesn't sell within 60 days it's removed from the marketplace
Well, that's my gripe with Merch by Amazon right now. They did this because they are trying to keep up with demand and can only do so much. So limiting the design uploads will let them stay on top of orders. But I'm sad that I wasted money on Christmas designs and now have to upload everything 2 per day