Getting on QVC!
Kim Babjak was born to be an entrepreneur. From her childhood days of developing products, Kim has loved all aspects of business. However, the area that brings her the most joy is helping others achieve success. Armed with her dream of taking to market products she had been developing for years, Kim took a chance at becoming financially and emotionally free by starting and running her own business.
She wanted to create a company that would give her the flexibility to work around her children and family, give her the freedom to make her own decisions, and help other entrepreneur's achieve the type of success she had.
"I want to make people's lives easier, and that is just what I am doing" said Kim.
Along the way, Kim encountered many obstacles, and through her perseverance, is now the owner of a highly successful company whose consumer products sold on QVC America, QVC UK, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's and large catalogs internationally.
Kim is thrilled to take the experience and knowledge she has gained from starting and running her business, and now share it with others. Kim provides guidance and resources in the areas of product development, offshore manufacturing, importing and QVC consulting.
This highly energetic and personable entrepreneur is helping create the "American Dream, one Dreamer at a time!"Since launching her company in 1998, Kim Babjak of KimCo LLC, has been living her "American Dream" of success. While wearing many hats like mother, entrepreneur, business woman, author, speaker and QVC agent, Kim has designed and taken to market many of the consumer products she has designed over the years.
Her struggles and hurdles in the process have compelled her to develop a unique consulting program that helps entrepreneurs with finding, then living their own "American Dream." KimCo's new venture helps entrepreneurs get their products seen by millions on QVC or HSN, idea to paper product development, product prototyping and overseas manufacturing.
Always Dream Big!
Kim's four reason why she works so hard !
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How do I get on QVC? This is the most frequently asked question I get from everyone, everyday.
My answer! Pray, hire a good agent and make sure you and the product are ready. Being a QVC vendor for over 8 years now, I see new products come and go every day. The things that I hear from the buyers, and the QA department, is “Great product, it is just not ready for us yet.”
Here are the main reasons you do not get on QVC:
1) Product does not fit QVC demographics
2) Manufacturing is not completed
3) Pricing is not right
4) You submitted via: QVC product search, or over the internet…….
A few statistics for you-
- QVC gets over 2000 submission forms daily for new product reviews
- 3% of them get a first airing
- 1/2 % of that get a subsequent airing
Hints for success-
- Be read
- Know QVC demographics (visit their web page for info)
- Get your manufacturing ready to go
- Pricing is KEY
- Get a good agent
See what you’re dealing with. QVC is a BIG BOY; know their game and you will do great!
Stay tuned for more tips on the world’s largest retailer QVC!
I wish you much success…..
Always DREAM BIG!