The business requires minimal hours from the Seller. The majority of the income comes from royalties on the designs, and the rest comes from Amazon sales fulfilled by the outsourced printer. A researcher is occasionally hired to run the titles of the designs through the USPTO trademark database to make sure no new trademarks have been filed that match any of the titles listed. The Seller works with a couple of different graphic designers on a freelance basis and a family member posts designs onto the Merch account.
The business, in cooperation with the outsourced printer, also has the ability to send screen-printed shirts to an Amazon warehouse to be a part of the FBA program at a lower cost than shipping them on a print on demand basis. This is an option for the new owner to explore.
The business owns a trademark for the business brand. The brand is a part of Amazon's Brand Registry 1.0 and is currently under review for 2.0.
*Royalty earnings received from the Amazon UK & Amazon DE Merch by Amazon Beta Program in Europe have not been included in the valuation. The Beta Program was temporarily discontinued from April to July in 2018 and is now being reinstated as a full platform. The UK & DE Merch accounts will be reactivated shortly, giving the Buyer a nice opportunity to expand on an emerging platform.
*There is some FBA inventory tied to the Amazon Seller Central account that will need to transfer to the new owner, as the Merch account cannot be separated from the Amazon Seller Central account.
*Over the course of the business, there have been various occasions (some valid, some not) where the Seller was asked to remove designs because of various trademark complaints and did so.
Average Monthly Revenue: $15,997
Average Monthly Expenses: $9,668
Average Monthly Net Profit: $6,329
* We are using the last 12 months to determine the averages.
Assets Included in Sale
Included in the sale of this business are:
17K+ designs formatted for use on t-shirt listings on Merch By Amazon
Merch by Amazon account
Amazon Seller Central account
Social Media accounts
Amazon Associates account
Trademark for brand
*Inventory is not normally included in the list price, further details can be provided to active depositors.
The Seller currently spends around 4 hours per week maintaining the business.
Reason for Sale
The Seller has lost interest in spending so much time on a computer. The Seller would love to see someone come in and revive it.
Sale Pending: No
First Seen: Tue, Jul 31st 2018
Last Updated: Wed, Aug 8th 2018