After roughly 4,000 shirts sold and nine months of being in the Merch By Amazon, I finally made it to the 1,000 tier!
I logged in last Thursday to this and felt like I won the lottery. 🙂
If you’re new to Merch By Amazon, this means that I can upload up to 1,000 shirts.
With Merch, you have to earn your way up the tiers. You start at 10 uploads, then you must sell 10 shirts to get to 25, then 100, 500, 1000 and so on.
I have actually sold enough shirts to be eligible for the 8,000 tier, but they are very behind in tiering people up.
I don’t even know if many people have been granted that high of a tier in recent months, so I’m just grateful to make it this far.
In this podcast I share more about my journey and I hope it’s inspiring to you!
I’ve been stuck on 500 for quitter awhile. Just now filling up my last 200 slots. Have over couple thousand in sales.
1) Is filling all slots necessary for tiering up?
2) At what tier do you need to get accepted or recruited? I’ve heard you eventually get to a tier where Amazon has to select you to move up.
Hoping there is a path ahead for a substantial side income if not full income eventually 🙂
Unfortunately there is no timeline to tiering. It has everything to do with when Amazon is ready to do the next batch. Only they know.
I am a bit confused. Don’t you have to have 500 sales on Tier 500 to get the Tier up? Why did you have to wait until the 4000th sale?
This was back in 2017 where they were behind on the tier-up process due to capacity issues. So they froze the tiering process for a long time.
You shouldn’t have to worry about this today. My friend got tiered up last year to 500 and she had only sold 50 shirts.
What is it in 2022. Have sold 39 shirts, and several popsockets, and cannot get out of Tier 10!!!!
I’m in a similar boat! I can’t seem to get out of Tier 10 either and have at least 40 sales.
Are your slots full?
I have sold 15 shirts. 2 months later, I am still stuck in tier 10. All my upload slots are full, and 8 of my 10 designs have sold. My designs are holiday-related. St. Patrick’s Day, Easter (etc.) and I’m wondering if taking the designs down to replace them with summer-themed designs would exempt me from tiering up.
They tend to tier up in batches so they may go a long time before tiering. It has nothing to do with what you’ve done specifically with your slots. When it’s time for another batch, you’ll get tiered up. Same thing happened to me years ago. I was overthinking it and wondering if I should delete designs. Then one day….boom a bunch of us got tiered up at once.
Love your Youtube channel too by the way. I’m currently on tier 100 and I’m wondering, once I tier up to 500 is it better to add mostly new designs or add designs that are already selling to new products?
On low tiers, add new designs to the Standard shirt. Standard shirts sell way more than any other product. So the goal is to get as many different designs on the highest selling product. Once you get to the 500 tier, you can start working other products. Premium tees tend to be the next best seller. Good luck!
Makes sense. Thank you!
i want to know is there any policy difference between 500 tier and 1000 tier . like can you use some one’s or organizations non trademarked quote without using their name?
No difference. The infringement and trademark rules are always the same.
I’m so confused with the advertising perspective on Facebook. I’m on tier 10…stuck. I’m in desperate need of any help. ???
Helen, you don’t need to advertise if you learn how to find keywords. That is the missing piece for you. I don’t buy ads at all and 98% of my sales have come from free traffic. I launched a course yesterday and I have a Black Friday sale going on. It helps you with research. You might want to consider getting it while the sale is going on because I give examples of how to narrow down.
Reviews are already coming in and people are loving it!