The weeks are just passing by currently and I can’t really believe that we are already halfway through this crazy year.
Since all my plans for this year have been more or less fallen apart a while ago, I’m really grateful to at least be able to keep on working on the things that I want to work on. It’s not an easy time now regarding many things, but I’m hopeful that putting in the work now as good as possible will pay off in the future, especially when it comes to my print on demand efforts.
Let’s take a look at the results for June, which I’m quite happy with.
Welcome to the sixth edition of my monthly print on demand income report!
Merch by Amazon
Overview of my sales on Merch by Amazon in June 2020
The sales coming in through Amazon have been really good this month. Unexpectedly good, to be honest.
In June I reached a total of 213 sales on Merch by Amazon. This corresponds to an increase of +180 % compared to the previous month, which reached 76 sales.
Those sales together generated roughly 610,16 € in royalties. This corresponds to an increase of +193 % compared to the previous month, which reached 208,77 € in royalties.
I’m currently Tier 1000 with 1000 slots filled, divided into 874 products on the German marketplace, 33 on the US marketplace, and 93 on the UK marketplace.
With the US marketplace still not being fully back on track, I consider myself lucky to be focused on the German marketplace right now. It looks like my home country is having the situation under control and with the arrival of summer, people seem to be eager to buy more shirts again.
Even though I have all my slots filled, I keep making new designs to replace more and more older ones, as I feel that I will still have to wait a bit before I can get my next tier up and I want to use the time until then to fill all slots with the best possible quality of designs that I can create.
Chart of my sales on Spreadshirt.de in June 2020
For the most part, everything here looked like this might be the first month on Spreadshirt.de with at least one sale each day, but the last two days of June didn’t want to do me that favor yet. However, I’m very happy with the performance this month.
In June I reached a total of 55 sales on Spreadshirt.de. This corresponds to a decrease of -13 % compared to the previous month, which reached 66 sales.
Those sales together generated roughly 177,21 € in royalties. This corresponds to a decrease of -15 % compared to the previous month, which reached 207,40 € in royalties.
I currently have 1666 designs published on Spreadshirt.de.
I hope things continue like this, as I really like what I’m seeing on this platform lately.
Chart of my sales on Spreadshirt.com in June 2020
As always, for the sake of providing complete date.
In June I reached a total of 2 sales on Spreadshirt.com. This corresponds to a decrease of -33 % compared to the previous month, which reached 3 sales.
Those sales together generated roughly $ 6.85 in royalties. This corresponds to a decrease of -35 % compared to the previous month, which reached $ 10.60 in royalties.
I currently have 360 designs published on Spreadshirt.com.
Not much to say. I’m currently not uploading here and won’t again until I’m ready to do it fully automated.
Total Sales and Royalties
Adding the figures from all above platforms together amounts to a total of 270 sales. This corresponds to an increase of +90 % compared to the previous month, which reached 142 sales.
All sales together generated roughly 788,79 € in royalties that I earned. This corresponds to an increase of +90 % compared to the previous month, which reached 416,17 € in royalties.
I have been spending a lot of time working on my print on demand business fundamentals in June and can finally say that my upload process is now fully automated. This allowed me also to include two more platforms to upload my design portfolio to — Redbubble and Shirtee. I will report about sales results from these as soon as the first sale occurs.
All I have to do moving forward is to prepare the Merch by Amazon listing information in my master Excel spreadsheet, do some minor adjustments to make it suitable for all the other platforms, and then add the information to my newly created Excel upload queue file. From there, the great upload automation tool LazyMerch is taking over and taking care of the upload process for me.
I’m glad that I made this step, because it has finally opened my eyes for the opportunities available to save tremendous amounts of time, while growing this business at the same time.
There’s still a lot of work to and I’m looking forward to share more details once I’m ready to do so. Stay tuned.
You can check out all my print on demand income reports to track my progress.
How are things going for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Hey man, thanks for the info again! I’m really feeling quite jealous because I am living in South Africa and I can’t seem to get a way to use Merch By Amazon.. Do you have any ideas on how I can start uploading to that platform? I am currently using Redbubble and have uploaded around 800 designs. Last month that made me $13. Month before about $12. So, not really sustainable LOL! I feel like you being able to use MBA really is a much better opportunity.. Please let me know if you have ideas on how I could gain… Read more »
MBA for sure is the best platform, no one beats Amazon in traffic and conversion. The only thing that I could think of is having your account run under a US LLC, this would circumvent you not being allowed to sign up as someone from South Africa.
But whether or not that is really a viable option, I can’t really tell you.
Yeah, that’s not a bad idea. It will cost me around $500 to get that setup though. Another thing I’m thinking about is having maybe a US citizen connection, and having them sign up. Then I just use the account, and give them 10% of the profits earned for assisting.. Thinking of something like that. Let me know your thoughts. Additionally, I see most of your sales came from the German Amazon, and not the US one. My question is, if I sign up for the US platform, will I be able to use the German one? Or how will… Read more »
Every seller on MBA has access to all marketplaces, at the moment that’s US, UK and Germany. Of course, you need to provide German listing information for the German market, which is easier for me as a native speaker of course. But also English designs sell well in Germany. I would not recommend you to set it up through a third person, because this means you are not the owner of the account on paper. If that person decides to mess with you and to take your account away, there will be nothing you can do about it, since it… Read more »
This is amazing Benny. I’m so glad that you’re getting great results, particularly from Amazon. I hope that automating things will work out even better for you ?
Thank you Patty! I’m quite happy how things are going! ?
Is your upload process automated yet? Or other parts of your work? ?
I gotta say, finally getting to automate my upload process has really sparked many new thoughts in my mind about how to continue working on this opportunity.