The QVC Sprouts program gives inventors with
retail-ready products the chance to sell their products on QVC’s website and to
gauge consumer interest.
If you have a product that is ready for sale,
solves a problem, appeals to a large number of people, and is able to be catch
attention via demonstration, submit your product by filling out an application.
QVC may then include you in a pool of five products, which QVC customers will
vote upon. If your product gets the most votes, QVC may offer the product for
sale on its website.
If your invention gets the most votes and appears
on the QVC website, you’ll have to invest about $10,000 in inventory and other
expenses to meet sales requirements. And, should QVC see potential in your
product, they may also promote it on air.
Market research is one of the most valuable
activities an inventor can do, and QVC’s Sprouts Program is like having a
massive focus group determine whether or not your invention can be a financial
success. However, look at the Sprouts program as just one tool you can use to
determine your invention’s viability in the marketplace.
QVC was founded in 1986 and for 25 years has been
inspired by innovators and inventors. The Sprouts Program reflects the home
shopping channel’s connection to innovators, giving them the chance to sell
their product on the channel itself, which, in 2010, had $7.8 billion in
The Sprouts program takes away some of the risk that your
product won’t sell well. If you feel you’re in advanced stages of your product
development, you’re free to fill out an application of QVC’s website for consideration
as a QVC vendor.
Additionally, QVC Sprouts will send representatives to
InventHelp’s INPEX Invention Show, June 13-15, 2012 in Monroeville, PA. INPEX
exhibitors with appropriate inventions will have the opportunity to present
their product ideas to QVC Sprouts for possible inclusion in the program. To
learn more, visit the INPEX website
or call 1-888-54-INPEX (1-888-544-6739).