About the merch shelf
Teespring has officially integrated with YouTube!
Now you can feature your merchandise directly below your YouTube videos.
Use this powerful integration to provide a seamless point-of-sale for your community and increase merch sales by 25%.
How Teespring works
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Merch shelf eligibility
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the merch shelf:
- Are in the YouTube Partner Program
- Have more than 10,000 subscribers
- Have no Community Guidelines strikes
To see if you qualify, visit your YouTube Studio, click on Monetization and follow the prompts through Merchandise. You’ll only see this option if your channel is eligible. Learn more about eligibility from YouTube here.
Activate merch shelf
Activating the YouTube merch shelf is easy.
Simply navigate to your YouTube Studio, click on Monetization and follow the prompts through Merchandise (note you'll only see this option if your channel is eligible).
Follow the on-screen instructions to get your Teespring Store ID and link it to your YouTube channel. Check out the video below for a quick tutorial. For a full rundown on how to get set up, check out our guide and FAQ here. You can also check out YouTube’s help center resource here.
Products featured in the merch shelf sell 2.5 more compared to merch links featured in video descriptions. In general, creators using the merch shelf sell 25% more products compared to those who don’t.
We offer 3 tiers of design support as part of the merch shelf integration. Whether your channel is in its early stages or you have already an established following. Learn more about design resources here.
How to organize your merch shelf
Pin merch while livestreaming
Making great merchandise
Where can I find my Teespring Store ID?
First, you must complete the onboarding process described above through your YouTube Studio to sign into Teespring to create a Teespring Store ID. It is also important to copy and paste your Teespring Store ID into your YouTube Studio to finalize the connection. Afterwards, you can reference your Store ID in three locations: 1. You will receive an email from Teespring containing your Store ID as soon as you sign in or sign up through the YouTube Studio Beta. 2. While signed into your Teespring account, visit teespring.com/youtube/gmc to bring up the original Store ID page. 3. In your Teespring account settings.
Will this affect my Google AdSense revenue?
No, this is a free service provided by YouTube and Teespring and it does not detract from your AdSense revenue.
Is this going to cost me anything?
Nope! This is a completely free program and it will not interfere with your ad revenue.
So does this mean I no longer have to include links in my video descriptions or do in-video promotion?
It's good practice to also include your product and store links in video descriptions—plus YouTube recently released a new update that let's viewers hover over your store and product links to preview products. Check out the promo guide linked above to learn more.
Why can’t I see the feature in my YouTube Studio?
You'll only see the merchandise option within the monetization section of your YouTube account if your eligible. Visit the eligiblity section above to learn more.
How many products are displayed on the shelf?
The YouTube merch shelf will display up to 12 products, selected from your active Teespring listings (note listing must be set to 'public' visiblity within the listing's settings). If you have multiple colors, the featured color will be displayed.
Can I select the order in which my products are displayed in the shelf?
Yes you can! You can select the first 4 products displayed on your shelf at any given time using the ‘Integrations’ tab in your Teespring dashboard. Otherwise, designs will be ordered based on sales, with the most popular designs being displayed first. However, we’ll prioritize designs launched in the previous 10 days over older designs.
Can I customize which products are displayed under certain videos?
Yes, check out your YouTube dashboard (and the video in 'Additional resources' above) for more info.
What kind of data does Teespring share with YouTube?
We share data about your Teespring account, including number of purchases, number of page visits, retail price of items sold, total revenue and profit, cancelled orders, and whether the page visit came from the merch shelf. We do not share any personally identifiable information with YouTube.
Why is my design available on Teespring but not visible on the YouTube merch shelf?
Products featured in the merch shelf must comply with YouTube’s Community Guidelines. If your design is listed on Teespring but not on the merch shelf it may have been removed due to content concerns. If you recently created the product on Teespring it can take up to 2 - 3 business days to appear on your merch shelf.