July has already passed and we just keep speeding through this year like its nothing.
Time to take a look at this month’s results from my print on demand business.
Merch by Amazon
Overview of my sales on Merch by Amazon in July 2020
I’m happy with the results for this month. Sales went down compared to June, but my royalties are quite good.
In July I reached a total of 136 sales on Merch by Amazon. This corresponds to a decrease of -36 % compared to the previous month, which reached 213 sales.
Those sales together generated roughly 456,93 € in royalties. This corresponds to a decrease of -25 % compared to the previous month, which reached 610,16 € in royalties.
I’m currently Tier 1000 with 1000 slots filled, divided into 880 products on the German marketplace, 61 on the US marketplace, and 59 on the UK marketplace.
My main goal for the foreseeable future is to bring down my return rate on the German marketplace, which is required for me to become eligible for my next tier up. I’m currently sitting at about 11% and — without having any official confirmation from Amazon on that matter — I believe that at least under 10% on each marketplace is required in order to eligible for the next tier up to get more slots.
I will share more details on that topic in a seperate article soon.
Chart of my sales on Spreadshirt.de in July 2020
Spreadshirt.de is really coming along and I like to see that development. July was my best month ever in terms of sales, and that makes me really look forward to see where we can go in December then.
In July I reached a total of 73 sales on Spreadshirt.de. This corresponds to an increase of +28 % compared to the previous month, which reached 57 sales.
Those sales together generated roughly 204,54 € in royalties. This corresponds to an increase of +16 % compared to the previous month, which reached 176,23 € in royalties.
I currently have 2099 designs published on Spreadshirt.de.
Chart of my sales on Spreadshirt.com in July 2020
As always, for the sake of providing complete date.
In July I reached a total of 4 sales on Spreadshirt.com. This corresponds to an increase of +300 % compared to the previous month, which reached 1 sales.
Those sales together generated roughly $ 19.73 in royalties. This corresponds to an increase of +592 % compared to the previous month, which reached $ 2.85 in royalties.
I currently have 360 designs published on Spreadshirt.com.
Not much to say here again. I haven’t uploaded new designs, but will try to give it a try again when I have translated my German listings this month and can upload them in an automated way.
Chart of my sales on Redbubble in July 2020
I have added Redbubble as a new platform to my upload portfolio, after finally setting myself up with a solid and fully automated upload solution. Uploading to Redbubble manually would not be an option.
In July I reached a total of 1 sale on Redbubble. The sale generated roughly 2,51 € in royalties.
I currently have 807 designs published on Redbubble.
I’m glad to have made a quick sale to see that Redbubble might have some potential, but it’s too early to evaluate if it’s worth it.
Total Sales and Royalties
Adding the figures from all above platforms together amounts to a total of 214 sales. This corresponds to a decrease of -21 % compared to the previous month, which reached 271 sales.
All sales together generated roughly 680,71 € in royalties that I earned. This corresponds to a decrease of -14 % compared to the previous month, which reached 788,94 € in royalties.
Overall, I’m happy with results and especially with how my upload process is working now. There’s still a bit of work to do to also upload my English designs and listings to English marketplaces, but I’ll get there soon.
My biggest problem currently is my own design output, which I’m often overthinking too much. Especially because my slots are limited on MBA, I always find myself getting stuck when researching a new niche, because nothing seems really worth going for or “good enough” to replace what I currently have. Gotta work on that.
This month I also want to take a first look at Amazon KDP, to see how I can proceed on getting active on that platform as well. I believe it has a lot of potential too, but needs to be done right.
You can check out all my print on demand income reports to track my progress, and starting from this month, you can also watch the video version:
How is the second half of the year going for you so far? Share your thoughts in the comments below!