Hoodies, Hoodies & More Hoodies!
Back in 2016, Amazon made a very clever move that combined Amazon’s dominance as a large online retailer with its stake in the mobile gaming market. Amazon introduced a service called Merch by Amazon. Originally, it was aimed at helping app developers. The primary purpose was to increase the app developers revenue by selling branded t-shirts to their gaming customers. Amazon has since opened this platform up to other content creators, like myself, who happens to enjoy creating custom art with pen and paper that I can then turn into shirt designs using a program like Photoshop. Shirt designers can use the Merch service to create custom T-shirts that are advertised online, then printed on demand. The creator earns a royalty that increases with the number of shirts sold.
More good news for t-shirt designers! Hoodies (AKA sweatshirts) are now being rolled out to creators who are at Tier-100 or above. Here is Amazon’s official post:
We are excited to announce the launch of hoodies and sweatshirts! To be eligible for these products, your account tier must be 100 or higher. We will enable hoodies and sweatshirts for publishing on a rolling basis starting today. When an account is enabled, options to select the new products will become available in the product creation process. Hoodies and sweatshirts are offered in a single unisex fit in sizes small to 2XL with five color options: Black, Navy, Royal Blue, Dark Heather, and Heather Grey. Please note that we will not be able to provide updates on approvals for individual accounts.
It is free to apply and you can make your own designs to sell. Have you applied yet? If not, click here. Looking for online support? In our Ninja Sellers Group on Facebook, online sellers come together to help one another. You will find posts about eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Merch, Etsy and just about any other way to generate an income from home. Stop by and see if you are a good fit for our community!
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