Make money with Amazon without making and selling the products yourself? With Merch by Amazon, you can. The program offers sellers the opportunity to upload their own designs for various items of clothing. Amazon then sells these through its own website. Accordingly, they receive a portion of the sales. In this post, we would like to explain in more detail how the whole thing works and which items you can sell through Amazon MBA. In addition, we will introduce you to the design guidelines. This is followed by a summary of the benefits of Merch by Amazon and an assessment of the chances of success. If you are interested in signing up afterwards, you will also find information on this.

How does Merch by Amazon work?

In principle, it is quite simple to participate in the Amazon MBA program. All you have to do is upload your design, specify which product you want to print, choose the color and add a description. You can choose from regular t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hooded and unhooded sweaters, hoodies, tank tops, and even phone cases. Amazon then creates the corresponding product detail page. As a result, you don’t have to worry about production, storage and shipping. Merch by Amazon is therefore a print on demand service. When a product with your design is sold, you receive a commission of about 25 percent. The calculation works out accordingly, as there is virtually no cost to you. However, you must first be approved for Merch by Amazon.


The graphics uploaded by the sellers must meet certain requirements: Size should be equivalent to 15 x 18 inches and not exceed 25 MB. The minimum resolution is 300 DPI. In addition, the background of your image must be transparent, which is why PNG is a suitable format. How many designs you are allowed to upload per day is decided by a so-called “tier system”, which ranges from 10 to 500.

Advantages of Amazon MBA

At this point we would like to show you the most important advantages of Merch by Amazon. The first obvious advantage is the royalties. This means that you earn money on every sale. You also have the assurance that Amazon will print your design on the items in high quality. Moreover, with Amazon MBA, you benefit from Prime shipping. The program can also be an opportunity to attract new customers.

Prospects of success

Merch by Amazon gives you quite a high commission, but in order to make a noticeable profit, you need to sell a comparatively large number of items with your design. Especially if your brand is more unknown, it will probably take you quite a while to increase the profit significantly. On the other hand, there is a low risk as you hardly have any costs. Amazon MBA can therefore be a useful addition to your core business.

Application for Merch by Amazon

Now, if you are interested in applying to be an MBA Seller, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Many sellers are rejected when they apply and therefore have to reapply. Very importantly, you need to have a tax ID and your own business. For the application you also need bank details and a letter of motivation. After a few weeks you will then receive a response.

That was our post on Merch by Amazon. Do you have any questions about Amazon MBA or need help signing up for the program? We are happy to help you in this regard with words and deeds. Just send us a message – of course without any obligation.

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