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For a short month, February was rather good regarding Amazon Merch. I had three sales on Amazon US and a few more on Amazon Germany which will get their own post.

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline - PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline – PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets

Who says I need a Doctor? Womens Spirit of Rosa T-Shirt to remember Alabama 1955

Who says I need a Doctor?
Womens Spirit of Rosa T-Shirt to remember Alabama 1955

Plogging T-Shirts and Gifts Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with recycling symbol

Plogging T-Shirts and Gifts Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with recycling symbol

I had this really interesting search term “did society6 get bought by amazon” for my blog during January 2019 and I thought it might be funny to investigate a bit.

To be honest, and to not put too many of your hopes into that: I did not find anything that REALLY clarifies this situation but I do not believe in it. Why would Amazon buy an Asian company (Spoilers: That assumption is a mistake!) when they already have Amazon Merch?

Here are some interesting finds though, reading them was worth my while:

Little Miss Plogging

Little Miss Plogging. Plogging is the latest fitness and workout trend from Scandinavia, combining jogging and picking up trash along your route. Recycle the waste, save your environment! #plogging

Little Miss Plogging. Plogging is the latest fitness and workout trend from Scandinavia, combining jogging and picking up trash along your route. Recycle the waste, save your environment! #plogging

October 2018 was a great start for me after September with “only” two sales. Hey, I am still happy about EVERY sale I can make and I never expected 8 sales in one month 🙂 The 8th was on German Amazon.de which made me especially proud. So here we go, these are the winning designs which almost all sold more than once:

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline - PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline – PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets

Funky Pixels Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles - PopSocket

Funky Pixels Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles – PopSocket

Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with recycling symbol

Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with recycling symbol

Kaffee Haiku japanisches Gedicht T-Shirt Morgenmuffel

Kaffee Haiku japanisches Gedicht T-Shirt für Morgenmuffel

 

The major driving force was 1) the possibility to create and sell PopSockets and 2) the opening of the German marketplace for my designs. Off we go 🙂

And in case you do not know what a Popsocket is, here is a cool video explaining it all:

 

And now you need one, right? 😉

September 2018 brought me two more sales in my young Amazon Merch adventure which made me very proud 🙂

eattle Travel Souvenirs by Christine aka stine1: Downtown Seattle Skyline Shades of Grey and Blue T-Shirt in Heather Blue

Seattle Travel Souvenirs by Christine aka stine1: Downtown Seattle Skyline Shades of Grey and Blue T-Shirt in Heather Blue

 

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline - PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets by NYC travel souvenir gifts by Christine aka stine1

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline – PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets by NYC travel souvenir gifts by Christine aka stine1

 

The PopSocket was my first to sell on Amazon.com and made me very proud. The Rainy Day in NYC artwork is one of my bestsellers throughout all print on demand websites.

Do you have recent sales that made you proud?

Augsut 2018 was my first month on Amazon Merch with sales, after having sarted to upload in July 2018. Two sales within the first 6 weeks was better than I had expected it. These are the two t-shirt I have sold on Amazon.com:

Grey bokeh Santa Monica Pier T-Shirt

Grey bokeh Santa Monica Pier T-Shirt

 

Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with runners recycling

Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with runners recycling

Isla Saona is a perfect example of a paradisic Caribbean island. Part of the Dominican Republic, it features a white sandy beach and blue waters from the Caribbean Sea. It is a breathtaking getaway and popular for day trips while on a Caribbean Cruise. Its palm trees touch the clouds and your heart.

We have been there ourselves and indulged in this tropical paradise. I have used a lot of awesome photos for creating travel souvenirs on print on demand websites and the latest addition are Isla Saona T-Shirts on Amazon.com:

Isla Saona T-Shirts

Isla Saona T-Shirts on Amazon.com by Christine aka stine1

Have you ever been to the Caribbean?

A few years ago – I can’t even remember when – I requested an invitation for Amazon Merch. Back then, it was every POD designer’s dream to directly upload designs to Amazon and sell t-shirts through the vast Amazon Marketplace. It was way before copycats nagged us with constantly ripping off our work.

Anyway, I had requested an invitation which never got granted. So a few weeks ago I stumbled across it once more and signed up. A few days later they welcomed me and asked me about my tax information. Lucky me had requested an ITIN years ago to avoid tax reduction on Smashwords and therefore, my w8ben forms are very easy to fill out.

When I logged in I was eager to upload all my work but… arrgh, they only accept PNG format with dimensions of EXACTLY 4500 x 5400 pixels *sigh* That means I have to cut my digital art, hope it still looks good and convert it to PNG format. Not a thing to do in 2 minutes. But I accepted the challenge and do have the first uploads running for review 🙂

I’d really apprechiate you checking out my “brand” Christine aka stine1 on Amazon.com and leave a comment or two. Or maybe you like it enough to even share? Who knows, please let me know and I will repay the favor *thumbs up*

 

In the future, you can expect some tips and tricks regarding Amazon Merch and the Marketplace, not only about copyright infringements and how to fight them. So stay tuned!

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