How to sell Print On Demand products on Amazon for freshies

26 Feb 2022 12:10

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There are so many ways to sell things on Amazon. I see many of my friends doing well using the retail arbitrage method. Some people also find local products near their home and send them to Amazon.

I’ve never done that before. I’m not the kind of individual who loves to source a product, pack, and ship it on my own.

That’s too tiring for me.

When i decided to be an Web marketer, my goal was not just to make money. I desired to have more time, too.

So, I’ve been selling products on Amazon since 2017, but all of my products are print-on-demand.

I like selling print-on-demand products because all of the products are distinctly designed and have less competition compared to other kinds of products.

Also, all the production processes are done by the suppliers. I don’t need to make or ship anything on my own.

I have been selling thousands of coffee pens, but I never see the products I sell.

There are many articles about selling products on Amazon in this Tiny Marketing Lab, but I recently realized that we never wrote a basic article on how to begin on doing all this.

So, in this article, I’m going to show you how to make money on Amazon from print-on-demand products (POD), even if you are a beginner.

The process is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

Let’s get into it.

What is Print-on-Demand product?
A Print-on-Demand product, or POD, is actually a customized product on which you can print a design. The supplier will produce the item and print the design on it for you.

There are many kinds of POD products on the market, such as t-shirts, coffee pens, shot glasses, travel pens, tumblers, pillows, phone cases, etc.

When you sell a POD product, the supplier will charge some cash, make the product and ship it to your customer automatically.

Numerous about POD is that you can start doing it for a very low up-front cost. No stock is needed. You just pay for the item when you make some sales.

There are also many suppliers – such as GearBubble, Teespring, Teelaunch, Printful, etc. ¬– you can find on the internet.

For my print-on-demand business, I have been using GearBubble for many years. I’ll tell you why later in this article.

Steps to start Selling Products on Amazon
Selling print-on-demand products on Amazon is very easy. Let me show you the process so you can get started quickly.

Open a seller account at Amazon Seller Central. There are individual (free) and professional (monthly fee) accounts. If you want to do it seriously, go for pro, because you can list many products a month and you can use the Amazon Marketplace Web Service to integrate with POD suppliers. You should check the comparison here.

Open a GearBubble account. GearBubble print on demand course is a supplier who can make the item and ship it to your customer. You can also try Teelaunch, Teespring, or Printful as well. There are many POD suppliers out there.

Create a design, and hang it on the product in GearBubble or any other POD services you choose.

Distribute the product to Amazon.

If you have GearBubble Dropship Integration, connect your GearBubble account to your Amazon account. You can distribute the product to Amazon easily through their program. When there is an order, Amazon will send the order information to GearBubble, and GearBubble begins making the item and ship it to your customer automatically.
If you don’t have GearBubble Dropship Integration, fine. But you’ll have to create the product in Amazon by yourself. Copy the product image from GearBubble and copy it to Amazon. When there is an order, you’ll have to place an order hand in GearBubble. There is no fee for this option.
Improve the product title and keywords to make your product visible to people.

Sit by and wait for sales!

That’s it!

The process is very easy, right? Just create a design, distribute it to GearBubble, and then distribute to Amazon. There is no in advance cost if you don’t use their integration. If you use it, the monthly cost is inexpensive. No stock, low cost, easy to get started.

What to Sell on Amazon
Okay, now you know the print-on-demand concept and steps to start selling POD products on Amazon.

The next thing to think about is – what should you sell on Amazon? To know that, you need to do some product and general market trends.

What types of quotes do people like? What types of people will purchase a mug or t-shirt? Do they purchase it as a gift, or for themselves?

From my statistics, most print-on-demand products will be used to represent online resources the item.

Let’s think about a t-shirt or a coffee mug, for example. If we choose a t-shirt to wear or a mug to use, the design on it will be something we like or are related to, right?

You should check out the top-selling product in GearBubble here: State of the art Products.

Most of the items will have a specific design, like Donald Trump, mother, father, a frequent, etc.

They are something that represents the proprietor, or something they like.

People will buy it for themselves, or for someone they love.

Ok, let’s check out another example. This time we’ll look at the Biggest selling Unique Pens on Amazon.

They’re the same, right? These pens are related to family members, in order to people who support Donald Trump.

There are also many pens related to professions. Let’s search Amazon using the keywords “Engineer Mug”.

You can see that there are many products reviews on these Electrical engineer pens. This means there are many people pick the Electrical engineer pens.

I have sold many coffee pens, but few people submit reviews of the products. From 100 sales, I only got about 4-5 reviews. Things that have 100 reviews must sell well.

It’s very easy to find niche categories to manufacture a print-on-demand product.

When i do my product research, I mostly find a famous quote that we can use in many niche categories.

For example, if I’m creating products for niche categories related to professions, I’ll find a quote which they can use for any profession, and create a product for it.

There are thousands professions you can create products for. I have over 60 to 70, 000 products for regarding green thousand niche categories. I’ve had many sales in niche categories I never thought I could sell to.

But you don’t have to target only professions. You can also sell products related to dog breeds, cat breeds, interests, etc.

To achieve success in this structure, we will list up to products on Amazon even as can, see what sells, and scale from there.

Where to source good designs
Another thing you may notice about top-selling products is that many of them don’t come with a beautiful design.

In the Low Hanging System structure, the Ugly Designs Win!

The designs of top-selling products are mostly just text-based, with funny or meaningful quotes.

“I’m a Proud Dad of a Freaking Awesome Daughter. Yes, she bought me this mug. ”

“No matter how hard life gets, at least you don’t have ugly children. ”

People buy these items because of the quotes.

All of my top-selling products are text-based designs.

There are so many ways to source for good designs to sell:

The free method – Create designs by yourself. It’s just a text-based design. You can create it easily in Photoshop. But the drawback is that it’s very boring – and trust me, you can’t do this all day.

The LHS structure requires consistency. You need to list new products every single day to find winning products fast.

If you think you can create new designs every day by yourself, try. But I can’t do it.

The $4. 99-9. 97 method – Another way to do this a bit faster has tools like Canva, WordSwag, Phonto, etc. With this kind of iphone app, you just insert a quote into the program and it will generate the quote in a beautiful font for you.

There are usually fees associated with the iphone app. I’m uncertain about that, but it’s usually no higher than $4. 99.

This way is good, too. You can create a design fast, but you still should do it by yourself. I prefer the next method.

The investing method – Nothing beats hiring people to do a job for you. To achieve success in the LHS business, you need to list new products consistently. Hiring people will help you make that happen.

When i got started, I tried to do everything on my own. But after doing it for a while – like creating 15-20 designs and uploading 30-40 products every day – I quit to do something else.

It’s easy to be distracted when doing this kind of job. You have to create designs for many quotes, then distribute these designs to GearBubble and Amazon. While waiting for the products to distribute, I went to Twitch and viewed game buffering for hours…

This became not productive, and I couldn’t do it consistently.

So, I decided to set up a team and let them handle everything for me.

There are many places you can hire individuals to create designs for you. They include such easyoutsource. com or onlinejobs. ph. The cost of hiring is inexpensive. You can negotiate with them. I have two employees who have been working with me on this project for over two years now.

I also have a design service, Go Grab Design, where you can access my graphic designers at a cost effective price. They will create text-based designs for you the same way they do it for me. So, you don’t need to find a designer yourself.

These are few methods you can use to source good designs. Again, the designs don’t need to be complicated. Just a text-based design will do. Most top-selling products consist of simple designs.

This is another reason why selling print-on-demand products on Amazon is very easy. There’s not just a low in advance cost and no stock needed; the designs can also be created easily.

Costs and Potential Profits
Because you don’t have to produce the product by yourself, the in advance cost is very low. Let me break down the things you need to get started:

Here’s what you need:

Amazon Seller Account – $39. 99 per month.
GearBubble Account – Free
GearBubble Dropship Integration (optional) – Starts at $27 per month.
Design cost – Less than $1 per design, or free if you do it by yourself.
If you use the free method, you need to only pay Amazon $39. 99 per month to list the products. After you’ve made some sales, you can create a campaign in GearBubble and order the products by yourself.

That’s an alternative way to get started. But ultimately, I recommend that you set up a team and let them do everything for you.

It’s even better if you have a budget and can start hiring right away. Your business will grow faster than the others.

That’s about the cost.

Next, let’s check out the profit you’ll be able to make per item.

I sell a coffee mug at $14. 97, plus $4. 97 for shipping. The entire revenue I earn is $19. 90.

There will be an Amazon fee at $2. 99. Amazon will calculate this fee from the price you define.

Then there will be the cost of the coffee mug ($4. 95) and shipping ($4. 95) from GearBubble, for a total cost of $9. 90.

So the total profit you will get from selling 1 mug is $7. 01.

For other products, like a shot glass or travel mug, the costs are a bit different. You can log in to your GearBubble account and check the production cost within.

How is it earning a living for me?
I have been doing this since late 2017, and I are in possession of over 60 to 70, 000 products in my account.

Most of my sales happen during the christmas like Q4, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Amazon Prime Day, etc.

I also make many sales in general niche categories. I have products in more than thousand niche categories in my account. These small niche categories have very little competition, so i can make many sales passively.

This is a one-day result I had in the earlier month (not Mother’s Day sales).

Numerous about this business is that we have a team that handles almost all the work for me. All I really do per week is pick the niche markets to list products in. My team does the rest.

Also, when there is an order, GearBubble begins making the item and ship it to my customer.

I have published an article about doing eCom in one hour a week. It’s about the hiring process I take advantage of with this structure. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you do.

In conclusion, this is a structure that is very easy to get started with a very low initial investment. If i remember correctly, I made my first sale after I’d listed 15 products in my account.

I think that was a fluke, because the second sale came a few weeks later.

The key to achieve success at selling products in Amazon in this business is to list new products consistently, and to keep checking so what can be sold and create more products for that niche.

When you have many winning products in your account, you’ll be able to make steady passive income from Amazon.

That’s all I have to say about the selling process for print-on-demand products on Amazon. It has never been this easy.

You don’t need to make the product by yourself. There is ZERO inventory to stock. If you lack money, you can do this using the free method I showed you above.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments. I’ll try to answer all you could have. Good luck!

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