Did you know there are 15 different ways you can make money with Amazon? Seriously. And method number 15 is probably the easiest and more risk-averse of them all. It’s called Merch by Amazon—as in Merchandise. Amazon has made print-on-demand T-shirts easier and cheaper than ever.
Merch by Amazon was originally designed as a platform for mobile video game developers to offer T-shirts with their logo to fans while playing games. The platform has expanded beyond developers, but everyone has to request an invitation to get started. Use an active Amazon account, personal or business, to request an invite to the program. Best of all, every Merch by Amazon account is separate from Seller Central.
Simple. Merch by Amazon members are paid based off of artwork royalties for each shirt printed.
Here’s how it works
Print-on-demand T-shirts isn’t a new thing. Amazon released the program in 2015. But what makes Merch by Amazon the best option for on-demand T-shirts is its shopper base and Prime shipping. Once your shirt is live, it will appear in search results. Amazon will print, package and ship the shirt with Prime benefits to members. You don’t have to worry about inventory, shipping, customer service or returns. To start a merch company would typically cost you thousands of dollars and create a large overhead. Merch by Amazon saves you the headache and hassle of printing—not to mention the overhead cost—so you can focus on creating unique artwork.