The first half of 2019 is almost a month over. This makes it a good time to give a sales report on my t-shirt / print-on-demand side hustle.
Perhaps a bit overdue, since we’re nearly a month into the second half.
If you want to check out my other t-shirt sales reports, here are some links:
- My First Seven Months on Merch by Amazon: Sales Report
- First Half 2018 Merch by Amazon Sales Report
- Second Half 2018 Merch by Amazon Sales Report
First, some details.
This report spans the time from January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2019. It details what products I’ve sold, and what the royalties are on them. It’s not necessarily what I’ve been paid (i.e. what’s been deposited into my bank account) since there is often a delay from when a product is sold to when I get paid.
Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Seriously. I haven’t had any luck with Teespring. I have, in the entire time I’ve had t-shirts on TeeSpring, sold a few. But that’s it.
Since I don’t do well with Teespring, I also put no effort into it anymore.
I’ve made a whopping $15.88 on Redbubble in the first half of the year. Which is much better than the zero I’ve made on Teespring.
I also don’t get paid as often with Redbubble as I used to since the reinstated their $20 threshold policy.
Month-by-month, here’s what I’ve made on Redbubble:
Monthly Royalty on Redbubble
Here’s the breakdown of how much royalty I’ve made on each product type:
Royalty by Product on Redbubble
Redbubble also breaks down how much I’ve made in sales by country. The breakdown is as follows:
Royalty by Country on Redbubble
I’ve made $47 on TeePublic the first half of this year. Which is more than pocket change, but not enough to live on.
Again, here’s my monthly sales:
Monthly Royalty on TeePublic
And the breakdown of how much royalty I’ve made on each product type:
Royalty by Product on TeePublic
TeePublic also breaks down the sales by size:
Royalty by Size on TeePublic
And color as well (note that “N/A” is for the stickers):
Royalty by Color on TeePublic
Merch by Amazon
This certainly dwarfs any of the other print-on-demand platforms - even combined!
Pie Chart showing how much MBA dwarfs Redbubble and TeePublic
Even one month on Amazon beats six months on TeePublic.
The monthly sales for Merch by Amazon are:
Monthly Royalty on MBA
Broken down by gender, where gender is applicable:
Royalty by Country on MBA
And size (again, sometimes not applicable):
Royalty by Size on MBA
Royalty by Color on MBA
And product (everything is applicable here):
|Long Sleeve T-Shirt||$12.75|
Royalty by Product on MBA
One frustrating thing with Merch by Amazon is that you get negative royalties if an item is returned. That said, of the 327 units sold during the first half of 2019, 7 were canceled, and 11 were returned.
That’s a cancel and return rate of about 5%.
Still totally worth it.