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Merch & crowdfunding sites and merchandise shelf

You can link to your merchandise or crowdfunding site(s) from your videos as long as they're on the list of approved sites and you are part of the YouTube Partner Program.

You can also promote (i) your verified website associated with your channel, and (ii) merchandise and crowdfunding campaigns from approved sites, using end screens, which appear during the last 5-20 seconds of your video. Learn how to add end screens.

Make sure the approved site URLs are entered into the editors in the correct format or else they won't work. Take a look at our example links below to get an idea of what they should look like.

Approved merchandise sites

Links to your storefront or product from approved merchandise sites can be used so viewers can purchase your merchandise. Learn how to add cards to your videos.

List of approved merchandise sites

 

Examples of links

Click on a link below to see how the URL should be formatted when you enter it into the editor.

Approved crowdfunding sites

Crowdfunding links from approved sites can be used to drive awareness and support for your crowdfunding campaigns. Learn how to add cards to your videos.

List of approved crowdfunding sites
Examples of links

Click on a link below to see how the URL should be formatted when you enter it into the editor.

Teespring merchandise shelf

To help creators earn money from YouTube, we've developed a feature that allows eligible creators to link their Teespring stores to their YouTube channels to promote their official merchandise in a shelf that shows under all their videos.

The shelf is shown to viewers in the United States only. It does not show when some ad formats trigger on a video. When viewers click on the shelf, it will open your Teespring merch store in a new browser tab (your video will pause).

We’ve negotiated an extra USD$1 “YouTube bonus” that Teespring will pay to creators for every eligible item sold via the merch shelf until the end of 2018 — see details in "Bonus payment FAQ" below.

Eligibility

This feature is currently available to certain eligible creators who have channels that:

Enable Teespring merchandise shelf for your channel

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio Beta.
  2. In the left menu, click Monetization. You'll only see this option if your channel is eligible.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to get your Teespring Store ID and link it to your YouTube channel.
Pause or disable Teespring merchandise shelf for your channel
  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio Beta.
  2. In the left menu, click Monetization.
  3. Click the Merchandise tab.
  4. You can temporarily pause the merch shelf by toggling the switch next to "Merchandise enabled across your videos."
  5. You can disable the feature by clicking Disconnect account at the bottom.  
Bonus payment FAQ
What do I get paid?
As part of the partnership between Teespring and YouTube, Teespring will pay creators an extra $1 USD "YouTube bonus" for every eligible item sold, where the buyer was referred from the merch shelf any time in the 14 consecutivedays before their purchase.
This applies to all creators who have linked their Teespring store and their YouTube channel, and does not include the sale of stickers. The "bonus" payment is paid in addition to the standard payments that Teespring pays to creators for their merch sales.
When do I get paid?
The "YouTube bonus" payments will be paid on a monthly basis until the end of 2018.
Where do I see my payment reports? 
You can see the "YouTube bonus" payments in Teespring creator dashboards and reports.

Data sharing & your compliance with policies

By connecting your Teespring store and YouTube accounts, you agree that analytics data relating to sales and visits will be shared between YouTube and Teespring. Analytics data relating to sales and visits will be shared between Teespring and YouTube.
You also agree to adhere to YouTube terms, including Community Guidelines, paid product policy, and prohibited content policies.
You can temporarily pause the merch shelf or disable it completely by following the instructions above.
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