If you haven’t read my original Merch Informer Review you can check it out here. This second part of the review will focus on the automation program Single Upload Interface. The goal of Single Upload Interface is to allow the user to automatically upload designs to multiple Print On Demand (POD) sites. Currently, these are the sites that SUI currently supports, although more are added all the time.
POD Sites That Single Upload Interface Currently Supports
The way the Single Upload interface program works is you create your designs (or pay someone else to create them for you). Then save them in a folder (on your desktop works best) ready to be uploaded. Once you’ve done this you then fill out an Excel or Google Spreadsheet with the Title, Description, Tags, and Image URL. When that’s done you save the spreadsheet off as a CSV file and load it into the program.
Then click the trademark button to ensure you are not infringing on any current trademarks. This tool will take about 30 seconds to run. Once that is done you can select the sites you want to upload to. You can either select multiple sites at once e.g Reddbubble, Zazzle, and Teepublic, or just one site at a time.
Upload To Multiple POD Sites
I usually upload to one site at a time unless I only have a small number of designs to upload. I prefer to do 20+ designs for each platform. Depending on the site it can take an hour to upload 20 designs due to Merch Informer needing to wait between uploads. This is to ensure you do not get banned for spamming. But that’s an hour where you can be doing something else. I usually play a game like Football Manager for an hour. Then I Alt + Tab to get back to the desktop and start it going again with another POD site and go back to whatever I’m doing while it uploads in the background.
I’ve been using this tool for about 4 weeks and think it’s saved me around 22-24 hours of work so far. That is a big time-saver for me. Almost a full day saved that I’ve spent either working on more designs or playing videogames. Let’s face it uploading designs to multiple POD sites isn’t too bad when you’re only uploading a few designs a week but when you’re doing 10-30 per day it gets so boring after a few weeks. Plus you start to lose concentration and make mistakes so you need to go back into designs you have uploaded to fix your mistakes. So it ends up taking longer and gets annoying very quickly.
Is Merch Informer & Single Upload Interface Worth It?
To get the Single Upload Interface program you need to be subscribed to the highest tier of Merch Informer. A lot of you will find this tier expensive. But it’s really for those of you who are trying to make POD your full-time income. If you’re only launching 3-5 designs per week you really don’t need it. But if you’re trying to add 20+ designs to multiple sites per week this program will be a big benefit to you.
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