If You Want to Sell Phone Grips on Merch, This Is for You!
The world of print-on-demand (POD) offers a huge amount of possibilities when it comes to making business, and it gets even more exciting with the launch of new platforms and products to design for. Merch by Amazon is one of the first sites to allow sellers to upload designs for phone grips, and you should be ready to go full-on marketing if you want to make the best out of this thrilling feature.
What You’ll Find:
How to Start Selling Custom Phone Grips
First off, you should know that you’re not allowed to use the word “PopSocket” or any variation of it on your brand name. If you’ve been a mercher for a while, you probably already have a cool name of your own. If you’re new, congrats! Just be careful with this. Also, you should always refer to the product as “phone grip” in descriptions and titles.
Now let’s get to the fun part, making your designs!
485px x 485px, PNG image. Artwork is printed on the entire surface of the top button, which is referred to as a full bleed. Make sure to extend the background of your image to the entire 485 x 485 image. Use the product templates to make sure that your designs meet the size specifications every time.
Currently, designs are printed over white background, so take this into account if you’re planning to create images with white elements on them. Heads up! Metallic, reflective, or three-dimensional artwork is not allowed as the print may not match the texture suggested by the image.
You can learn more details about the phone grips in this FAQ from Amazon.
Once your design is ready, go to the “Create” menu on your account. On “product type”, choose “phone grip”. Next, upload your design and follow the steps until your product goes live.
What Are the Royalties?
For every product sold, you earn a royalty. Your royalty is based on your product’s purchase price less any applicable tax, and less production and handling costs. Below is a chart with price and royalty examples for phone grips:
Popular Phone Grip Designs
You can put basically anything (well, anything that isn’t copyrighted) on your designs! Feel free to experiment as much as you want to find your own style. Consider resizing artwork you’ve done before, but also, look up trends on the web! This is how you’ll know which phone grip designs people are searching for, and thus which ones are the most likely to be sold.
Don’t know where to begin? Here’s a tip: with Placeit’s T-shirt Design Templates, you can create beautiful designs for your tee line in seconds, but you can also download your images and resize them in Photoshop or Illustrator (don’t forget about the template), or use an online resizing tool for them to be fit for the phone grips. If you opt for resizing your image online, consider that your image’s background should be a solid color so you can use the tool’s color picker to fill out the space that’s generated after the processing.
Here are some examples we made using Placeit! (Stay tuned for upcoming tools for merchers).
Promote Your Brand New Products!
Now that you’ve listed your products, it’s time to make some buzz! Use phone grip mockups to make posts for your social media that link to your product on Amazon. If you want to go further, you could also create paid aids. Whichever the case may be, you’re sure to stand out with Placeit’s professionally tailored mockups for your designs. If you sell phone grips on a print-on-demand site, we have the perfect Black Friday guide for you that can help you increase your sales on the biggest shopping day of the year.
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