is 6.75$ amazon fees are fixed costs ? or based on a % of the sale price ?
Also, does teespring add 8$ or 4$ ? coz i saw you mention that two times ?
@antichrist this guide is full of details, really impressive! I already tried to sell with FB ads by sending potential customers directly on Teespring's page my campaign ended with zero sells.
Have you tried it? I imagine you're doing it on Amazon because there are 100% buyers and thanks to they're affiliate program you can get promoted more by others for free. Some ideas in this regard?
I get that but my main concern is generating traffic. How do I generate traffic to my Shopify store?
Thanks for sharing! Sounds great!
But two questions:
- Is there any chance to change the category or i don't have any influence on the category?
- Compared to the other method: how is it with returns? Is the anything i have to do?
EDIT: Have I correctly understood that I can also sell cups with this method via Amazon?
This is a great guide, but I question the business model (for everyone except Amazon and Teespring) for a long term business.
Your profit margin is dependent on the quality of your design and the demand for it. You have no control over other factors, such as the fees that Amazon takes or the cost of the raw inputs.
Just like it has done recently for affiliates, Amazon can change the fee you receive for your design at any time.
The business model means that you have to be a good designer and the first in to the market.
As more people try to make a business out of this, the price that an end-customer is willing to pay will reduce as he gets more choice. While a customer might be willing to pay more for a design he prefers, the more designs there are, the more likely he is to choose another at a lower price. Designers will have to compete on price as choice increases.
What you get is a "race to the bottom", where the only winner is Amazon, who makes the profit on the actual physical good. In the long run, the only other people for whom this might work are the designers who can design at the lowest cost and therefore have a profitable business making cents on each sale, but with volume.
It is people early into this who are more likely to be able to scale, as they will understand what is needed to do so faster than latecomers for whom the market will be already crowded.
In my opinion, this is a better business to go into if you're in a country where $1 buys a lot, but one without long term potential if you need $5 to buy a cup of coffee.
Absolutely correct, no point in this business model move along everyone to the next big thing