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Merch By Amazon Compliance Violation Copyright Take Down

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Merch By Amazon Compliance Violation Copyright Take Down

Don’t be like me. A Merch By Amazon account is worth a lot. For some MerchPilot users, it’s worth six figures each year. Pushing boundaries on trademark and copyright is putting your account at risk. The most concise way I can state how to determine if your design is at risk goes like this: If a customer is buying your shirt for reasons prior to you putting ink to fabric, then you are more than likely in non-compliance with trademark or copyright law.A wise blogger on the internet Sometimes I’m just an idiot as we’ve already established, but...

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Improved Handling of Returns

Posted by on 10:21 pm in Features, Release Notes | 0 comments

Improved Handling of Returns

Because sometimes your Merch By Amazon sales get returned We just launched an update to MerchPilot that better displays and handles returns, as well as another bug fix that would sometimes prevent your dashboard from loading. We don’t like returns in Merch By Amazon, but so many of the tshirt products run small, especially in amazon.co.uk platforms, that it’s inevitable. Your main Sales Dashboard will show a secondary returns stat in your Sales and Total Royalty widgets. Returns data shows in lighter grey font on the right of your...

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Find Your Most Profitable Merch By Amazon Niches with Niche Analytics

Posted by on 8:08 am in Features, Niches, Sales Data | 1 comment

Find Your Most Profitable Merch By Amazon Niches with Niche Analytics

Just Launched: Niche Analytics for Your Merch By Amazon Data We just rolled out V1 of niche analytics for your Merch By Amazon sales data. This provides the ability to tag all of your products in one or many niches and get insight into profitability of all of your niche tshirts, hoodies and popsockets. This post will get into the mechanics of getting started, a look at some of my top niches and some tips on the most effective ways to think about niche tagging. But First, a Brief Interlude on Why Niches are Important Amazon is a massive...

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New Donut Charts Support Merch By Amazon PopSockets

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New Donut Charts Support Merch By Amazon PopSockets

New Chart Types to Support Merch By Amazon PopSockets With the introduction of PopSockets, it required us to refactor our sales dashboard to cleanly display this new product type. We’ve included new donut charts for Product Type (standard tshirt, premium tshirt, hoodie, popsocket etc) as well as Fit Type (mens, womens, youth etc). We’ve also now included a new donut chart showing your sizing breakdown as well. As with all things MerchPilot, it looks great and works great on your desktop, tablet or mobile phone!  ...

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May 16 – Drill-Down on your Merch By Amazon Sales Trends and Color Bar

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May 16 – Drill-Down on your Merch By Amazon Sales Trends and Color Bar

Drill Down on Your Merch By Amazon Sales Trend This release is a good one, like really really good. We’ve got DRILL DOWNS! When you’re on your main sales dashboard, you can click on any time period to see exactly what Merch By Amazon products sold that day, week or month. A pop-up form will show you all the details including units sold, percentage of sales, total royalties, average royalty and a color breakdown.   Drill Down on Your Merch By Amazon Product Colors There’s always been a slice of data that has eluded me...

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Unique and Local Design Ideas for Merch By Amazon

Posted by on 10:23 pm in Design, Features, Release Notes | 0 comments

Unique and Local Design Ideas for Merch By Amazon

Merch By Amazon Designable Events in the Flight Deck We recently launched a brand new feature called the Flight Deck. It’s a curated 90 day outlook on upcoming events, with a slightly more unique and local flavor to inspire your Merch By Amazon designs. You’ll still find major holidays, but you’ll also find sporting events, niche events, music festivals, and more. The Flight Deck shows the next 90 days worth of events, from local heritage events to major sporting events and holidays, with a brief description, picture for...

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Are You Reaching Your Merch By Amazon Potential?

Posted by on 10:25 pm in Benchmarks, Sales Data | 0 comments

Are You Reaching Your Merch By Amazon Potential?

Crushing It With Merch By Amazon So are you? It’s really hard to tell sometimes when you just see 3 numbers that Amazon shows you. For some, their bank account is the scoreboard. I believe there’s room for improvement once you see how you stack up against others, but in order to do that we need data. Data is out there, in random social media groups, posts and comment sections, but it’s rarely, if ever, aggregated to make meaningful benchmarks. I spent some time, the old fashioned way, and manually mined a recurring thread in...

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April 6 – Product Changes, Compare to Last Year and More Added to MerchPilot

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April 6 – Product Changes, Compare to Last Year and More Added to MerchPilot

Compare your Merch By Amazon data to the Same Time Period Last Year for We’re really excited about this one. This is a super cool feature for those who have been selling on Merch By Amazon for over a year. If you’ve been using MerchPilot you know your dashboards show a percentage change on all KPIs for the last period. For example, if your date filter is set to 1 month, your percentage change comparison period will be the previous month. Now on both your Sales dashboard and any Product dashboard, you can switch to Comparing to the...

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March 29 – New Features and Improvements To MerchPilot

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March 29 – New Features and Improvements To MerchPilot

CSV Upload Performance Overhaul for Amazon Merch Sales Data Thanks to a few of our Beta members who are just crushing it with Amazon Merch, we hit some rather sizable datasets that uncovered a few performance bottlenecks in our analytics data processing post upload. We’ve streamlined this to help with that initial upload of all your Merch By Amazon sales history. Now, after your uploads are complete, you’ll see a pop-up that will give you progress on all of our number crunching, and you’ll get a confirmation once everything...

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Copyright Rejection. I’m Really Going to Miss This One.

Posted by on 10:57 pm in Copyright, Design | 6 comments

Copyright Rejection. I’m Really Going to Miss This One.

I really screwed up I guess. I’ve had 3 Merch By Amazon copyright rejections, all after shirts have been live and selling. This one was probably the most painful and was rather unexpected. This was my favorite shirt I’ve uploaded. In hindsight, I’m an idiot and should have seen it but my focus was on a different element. Early Days and Getting the Hang of Amazon Merch The design in question is below. Yes, I know, Godzilla is IP under copyright. The thing was, I was inspired. It happens sometimes. I’m going to date...

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