After waiting for about 6 months after I applied, I finally got approved to be a seller with Merch by Amazon in January 2018, selling t-shirts. It didn’t take long to learn that you just don’t make a shirt design and it start selling. So I stopped making designs and uploading them, basically said screw it, not worth the effort.
I didn’t try a bunch of shirt designs, but I did several, nothing sold. So I did a little investigating and learned that their system at Amazon has some issues, mainly with theft of designs and getting crowded out by large retailers. Lots more to that story, but basically, the situation is questionable at best for individual sellers. You have to research what sells and do certain things to try to make your shirts even visible to customers. It’s kind of involved.
But here is one I didn’t know about till yesterday that a friend of mine that is also an Amazon seller told me about when we were discussing trying the shirt thing again…
…the t-shirts run in size at least 2 sizes too small yet it is against Amazon TOS to inform customers they run small, so they should order a larger size!
Take a look at the comments section of t-shirts on Amazon and see how many times customers say the shirts are too small that they needed to return them. It’s a common comment. Yet Amazon says we can’t warn customers of the problem. I guess they don’t want their Chinese partners offended.
I was considering giving it another go, but when he told me that about TOS rule, I’m thinking I was right about Amazon in the first place. Seems like it’s a thug company scamming the American public, by an American, that is cozy with communists.
Needless to say, FUCK AMAZON.
It seems insane to me to not tell customers something that will prevent product returns. Returns of products hurts Amazon and it’s sellers, so why in the hell would Amazon not want to tell customers? I don’t get it.