A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about taking a six month Merch “hiatus”. In my case, that was just a fancy way of saying I got lazy and let life get in the way of my Merch side gig.
So, what was holding me back?
One word: Time.
The thing is, I did have time. Maybe not as much free time as I did this time last year, but I certainly had time I could have been spending on Merch.
If you’ve spent any time at all on the Merch by Amazon platform, you know that uploading t-shirts can be a very tedious process. I have a 100 t-shirt/day upload limit, and close to 700 open slots that need filling!
That, by itself, was daunting enough to make me think to myself “I don’t feel like uploading today“, or “Maybe tomorrow night I’ll upload some designs”. The next thing I knew, 6 months had passed and not a single designs was uploaded..
So, a couple weeks ago I decided I’m getting back into the game. Settings new goals, crushing them, and making the absolute most of my Merch account. My time is valuable, as is yours. So of course, I started doing some research on tools to speed up the uploading process…
That’s when I found Merch Buddy.
What’s Merch Buddy?
Merch Buddy is a Google Chrome extension that will soon become your new best friend. It is hands-down the fastest way to upload designs. In just 16 seconds, I was able to upload 10 Merch by Amazon t-shirt designs using this extension. With this, you copy and paste all of the product details. So – title, brand name, bullet points, description, and even the price – can just get copied from 1 listing and pasted into a new tab.
This is super useful if you have 1 design and want to put it on multiple products like t-shirts, premium shirts, long sleeves or hoodies.
Here’s a quick demo video:
Why You Need Merch Buddy
If you were to copy and paste the product details manually for 10 t-shirts, it would take you about 2 and a half minutes. With Merch Buddy, you can copy and paste those details in 16 seconds.
That’s an 87% time saver!
As I mentioned before, I don’t advertise anything on my blog that I don’t personally use. This tool has quickly become one of my favorites. I was one of those people that would copy the product details from one of my live designs (because I knew the keywords had already passed the Amazon filters) and paste them into a new design. I actually used a similar product called Merch Text for a while, but that made you remember keyboad shortcuts and ended up being more hassle than it was worth and I went right back to my old manual copy/paste process.
One of my goals was to put most of existing designs on the other Merch products (premiums, hoodies, long sleeves), and now that I have a simple way to do so, I should no problem filling up my slots.
Sounds Awesome! How Can I Get It?
You can Merch Buddy here! It’s a one-time $30 cost, but the price is negligible. It’ll pay for itself during your first few batch uploads.
I’m actually excited to start uploading again. Remember – More designs = more Merch royalties! Speaking of royalties, I was just a couple dollars shy of a $500 month…maybe next month I’ll break that $500 wall again.
As always, happy merching!