Welcome to the Merch UK Conference

Postponed from March 21st to September 26th 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Saturday September 26th | Camden Town

"Inspirational and motivational speakers to help you grow and expand your Merch business to the next level. Find out how to improve your designs, get new niche ideas, expand your horizons and change your mindset to get the success you deserve."

JANICE PAPWORTH

"Really enjoyed the Merch UK Conference and it was great to be able to speak to a great group of fellow Merchers. The lineup of speakers were all very interesting and varied and the day went by very quick. Will definitely be attending the next one."

BHUPS SOHAL

Photos from the Merch UK Conference 2019

Speaker highlights from the Merch UK Conference 2019

 

Speakers

Please give a warm welcome to the conference speakers. They come from a variety of backgrounds and they’re all keen to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Michael Essek

Top UK Mercher

Michael Essek is a designer and illustrator with over 5 years experience in the online T-Shirt licensing industry.

Michael helps artists and designers better understand the print-on-demand and licensing business, so they can generate better ideas, create better designs and make a sustainable income from their work.

Jacob Topping

Print On Demand expert and bestselling author

Jacob Topping is an internationally sought after public speaker and author of the book: Merch and the World of Print On Demand – which has sold over 3000+ copies to online sellers looking to learn the exact step by step how to’s of launching White Label and Private Label products via Print On Demand.

Selling online since at least 1999, Jacob has sold items across multiple domains and sells across multiple Marketplaces including: Amazon (FBA, FBM), Merch By Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, Ebay, and over 25+ additional online marketplaces. Living near Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Jacob is the father of 3 young kids (8-9-10), and husband to Tara Topping; Jacob Travels the world teaching others to sell more and earn more profit.

Mark Shaggy

Digital Entrepreneur - POD Enthusiast and Tier 32k Mercher

Mark Czuprynski

Online he's better known as Mark Shaggy as his Polish surname is hard to pronounce and hard to remember. He self-thought everything he knows about making money online, and he's a big fan of the digital nomad lifestyle.

Thanks to Merch by Amazon and POD business, he's been able to quit his full-time job in a factory. He's the example that if you want something hard enough and work on it long enough, you can achieve it.

Nicholas Chard

Intellectual Property Office Representative

Nicholas has worked for the IPO for 5 years. He has worked in various departments of the Office and is experienced in delivering and advising on all aspects of Intellectual Property. He is relatively new to the Outreach team and is excited to start traveling the UK delivering the IP message to SME’s, Stakeholders and promoting our online tools.

Mark Horley

Amazon Tax Specialist @ Passive Tax Accountants

Mark is an Amazon Tax & VAT Specialist Accountant who provides compliance services for his clients all over the UK and Europe from the offices of PassiveTAX in Nottingham which are a digital accountancy service provider.

Joe Compaan

Merch By Amazon Creator

Joe is primarily an Amazon FBA seller, selling physical products on the Amazon UK marketplace. He created his Merch by Amazon account about 18 months ago, and is currently Tier 1000. Joe likes to help others begin their own Merch journey by providing tips and advice on design research and how to get out of the lower tiers.

Besides this, Joe enjoys learning more about making money online and is an avid gamer with his own streaming channel on Twitch.

Ben Chinnock

KDP Creator

Ben Chinnock, a recent university graduate from Milton Keynes, started his KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) low content journey a little less than a year ago, and has sold 4000+ books to date, with 1500+ books published, earning him over £1000 p/m every month since November.

Ben will be talking about everything KDP during this event, from an insight into the business itself, and getting started with your very own account, to tips and tricks into sourcing niches and building a successful and profitable publishing business.

More Speakers

More speakers to be announced shortly ...

Schedule

Session

Content

9:30am

Morning Registration

Registration opens in the Glasshouse and will be open until 1pm

10am

Quickstart Introduction to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
This session will be a quickstart session covering the basics of KDP along with a Q&A at the end. This will give beginners all the basics they need to understand the KDP platform and set them up for the afternoon sessions.

Exhibitor stands open and speaking sessions from exhibitors
Come and meet the Print On Demand related businesses and get some invaluable one-on-one time with them. Exhibitor speaking sessions will take place throughout the morning.

10:30am

Quickstart Introduction to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Q&A
Beginners Q&A on KDP

Exhibitor stands open and speaking sessions from exhibitors
Come and meet the Print On Demand related businesses and get some invaluable one-on-one time with them. Exhibitor speaking sessions will take place throughout the morning.

11am

Quickstart Introduction to Merch By Amazon
This session will be a quickstart session covering the basics of Merch By Amazon along with a Q&A. This will give beginners all the basics they need to understand the platform and set them up for the afternoon sessions.

Exhibitor stands open and speaking sessions from exhibitors
Come and meet the Print On Demand related businesses and get some invaluable one-on-one time with them. Exhibitor speaking sessions will take place throughout the morning.

11:30am

Quickstart Introduction to Merch By Amazon Q&A
Beginners Q&A on Merch By Amazon

Handling tax for Amazon sellers
Mark Horley from Passive Tax

12pm

Finger Food Lunch along with teas/coffees in the Glasshouse. Networking and visiting exhibitor stands.

1pm

How to Survive and Thrive in the ever-changing world of Merch By Amazon
Mark Shaggy

Maximising your ROI with streamlined distribution of your designs to multiple PODs
Jacob Topping

Print on Demand and Intellectual Property – what you need to know
Nicholas Chard – IP Office

3pm

Tea/Coffee Break
The Glasshouse

3:30pm

Current market trends and the future of Print on Demand
Mike Schell

The inside scoop on a huge untapped POD market
Moteefe/Marcazo

Generating new design ideas in 2020 – updated techniques and proven methods
Michael Essek

Panel Q&A on various Merch/POD related topics
Panel Members

5:30pm

Pre-Dinner drinks and networking

6:30pm

3 course meal

7:30pm

Drinks and networking

11:30pm

Venue closes

Location

The Glasshouse @ Holiday Inn Camden
30 Jamestown Rd,
Camden Town,
London,
NW1 7BY

 

Accommodation

We have negotiated a discounted attendee rate of £159 incl VAT for your room and breakfast. To take advantage of this discount you need to book your room via the Events team either by calling the hotel on 0207 485 4343 (option 3) or emailing [email protected] and mention the fixed rate and that you’re attending the Merch UK Conference.

Giveaways

Prize & Donor Information

1 x Artwork Automation – Free Copy, 2 x Books -Free Copies

Michael has written two excellent books on Strategies, Tips And Tricks To Help You Sell T-Shirts Online with Merch By Amazon And Print-On-Demand Sites.

He has also created Simple Shirt Site – a WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly generate a professional looking site that increases the visibility of your products on search engines.

Finally, Michael’s created a course called Artwork Automation that allows you to automate batch resizing, transformations and mockup creations.

Get Michael's Products

1 x Pretty Merch Pro Subscriptions – Free for Lifetime

PrettyMerch works within your Merch By Amazon dashboard to show you charts of your recent sales.

It allows you to drill down into these as well as see detailed analytics in the pro version.

Get PrettyMerch Pro

1 x Free copy of Tangent Templates

Tangent Templates is a standalone system that gives you:

  • 40 Static Templates.
  • 12 Dynamic Templates including 4 customizable planner styles
  • Template Builder tool
  • 28 different cover panels for composition books
  • and much more …
Get Tangent Templates

Free access to David’s Merch Motivated School course

David has created a series of online courses around Merch By Amazon and KDP.

He has over 25 courses which have been very well received by 27,000 students.

Win a free subscription to his upcoming Merch Motivated School course.

Get David's Udemy Courses

1 x Merch Wizard Subscription – Free for Lifetime

MerchWizard lets you store your Merch By Amazon listing data & designs neatly in one place.

It integrates with Airtable so you control access to your data & designs and don’t need to upload them to any 3rd party sites

Get Merch Wizard

1 x Orbitkit – 1 year’s free subscription

Orbitkit is the easiest way to put your designs on multiple POD platforms. Orbitkit completely automates your uploading process to multiple platforms.

Get OrbitKit

2 x $50 AOP+ POD Credits

AOP+ is a London based Print on Demand Company works on Shopify and ETSY. Create and sell unique, made in London, products in your stores.

AOP+ is offering 15 Sample products and 50 USD AOP+ credits to 2 attendees of the Merch UK Conference.

Get the AOP+ Shopify App

2 x Jacob Topping Signed Books

Merch and the World Of Print On Demand Shows You Step By Step How To Earn More with Merch By Amazon, And over 45+ other Print On Demand Platforms This 302 page physical book is the authoritative guide on Merch By Amazon and the World of Print On Demand.

Get Jacob's Book

1 x Free access to 3 of Rob’s online courses

Win free access 3 of Rob Cubbon’s online courses.

  1. Merch by Amazon: An Introduction to Selling Print On Demand T-Shirts
  2. Selling Notebooks & Low Content Paperback Books On Amazon
  3. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for Merch By Amazon and Print On Demand
Go to Rob's Courses

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