Just LaunchedGetting Started with Print on Demand
Whether you have tons of artist merch for sale today or looking to get started with your first design, Amazon Music for Artists can help you get set up to sell on Amazon.
Artist teams can now get expedited approval to Amazon’s print-on-demand service through their Amazon Music for Artists account. Once your first designs go live, we’ll help you connect your merch to your Amazon Music profile, right where your fans are listening.
- No upfront costs
- No inventory risk
- All orders are eligible for Prime shipping
Log in to Amazon Music for Artists to get started.
With Amazon, you can set up a merch table that you never have to take down.
When you sell your merch on Amazon, you’re reaching tens of millions of music lovers - online in the Artist Merch Shop, and right next to your songs in the Amazon Music app.
Depending on how involved you want to be in your merch business, there are three options you can use alone or together:
- Print On Demand: You upload custom merchandise designs for your artist, band, or show, and Amazon takes care of the rest. There's zero investment required, and once your designs are approved they can be on the site within a day.
- Fulfillment By Amazon: You ship items to an Amazon Fulfillment Center and Amazon manages all post-sale operations.
- Self-Fulfillment: You manage all post-sale operations, including inventory, shipping, customer service, and returns.
So, which solution - or solutions - are best for you? Scan below to find out.
Print On Demand
Amazon Merch on Demand is a print-on-demand service - allowing you to create and sell merch on Amazon. Upload your custom merchandise designs and sell them on Amazon.com with no upfront investment or costs.
Amazon Merch on Demand offers a variety of merch products, including t-shirts, hoodies, and pop-sockets - check out your options on the Product Template page. Once your design has been uploaded and approved, Amazon handles the rest: production, packing, shipping, customer service, and returns for each sale. Here's roughly how it works:
There are no upfront fees for Amazon Merch on Demand sales. Instead, you get a royalty on each item sold. Royalties are calculated based on your products’ purchase price less any applicable tax, and less Amazon's costs. More detail can be found on the Amazon Merch on Demand Royalties page.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn't violate trademark, copyright, or other rights, so keep it (relatively) clean. Additional information on trademarks, copyright, and IP registration can be found within our Content Policy Guidelines.
Become A Seller
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) allows you to store your own merch at Amazon fulfillment centers where we do all the shipping and customer service.
Fulfillment by Seller is the ideal solution for those who already have storage and shipping systems in place for their retail merch and are looking to self-fulfill.
To sell merch on Amazon using our FBA or Fulfillment by Seller options, you start by signing up to Seller Central. It’s your home for all of your merch operations. You can see your inventory, adjust prices, and market your goods to fans.
Start by making an Amazon Seller account for each country you want to sell in. You’ll need to have your business and tax info handy and complete an online tax interview. You may be asked for other documents - like a photocopy of your license, passport, and/or banking or credit card statement - to verify your account.
To get started, head to the Amazon Seller Central site, click on “Sign up”, and follow the prompts.
Want more information? You'll find everything you need to know in "The Beginner's Guide to Selling on Amazon".
Protect Your Brand
As an artist, your brand is one of your most valuable assets. That’s why Amazon’s Brand Registry exists - to help protect your registered trademarks, copyright, and IP on Amazon.
Once registered, you’re armed with the tools to guard your brand. Search for content using images, keywords, or a list of ASINs in bulk and report suspected violations through a simple, guided workflow.
In addition to our standard proactive measures to protect your brand, Brand Registry also uses information that YOU provide to predicatively identify and remove bad actors. The more you tell us in Brand Registry, the better enforcers we can be.
Get yourself set up with Brand Registry here. Just select “Enroll Now” and follow the prompts. Make sure to have the following things handy:
- Your brand name with a registered trademark
- Associated government-registered trademark number
- Ability to verify yourself or your company as the authorized owner or agent for the trademark
- An Amazon Seller account, if applicable (see Seller Central, above)
- A list of product categories (e.g. apparel, sporting goods, electronics) in which your brand should be listed
- A list of countries where your brand’s products are manufactured and distributed
Additionally, if you believe that an item available for sale on Amazon contains content that is infringing on your intellectual property, report it to Amazon reactively using our online infringement form.