Two multiplatform retailers are streamlining the application process for their international product competition.
For the second year in a row, QVC U.S. and Home Shopping Network (HSN) are conducting “The Big Find,” a global search for innovative products in beauty, fashion, accessories, and jewelry, as an entirely virtual event.
The retailers, which share parent company Qurate Retail Group, are letting entrepreneurs submit information including video submissions through the RangeMe online product discovery platform and select entrepreneurs or vendors will be invited to pitch their products virtually in September via videoconference to a panel of QVC and HSN judges. Leveraging RangeMe technology, QVC and HSN will streamline new product discovery. Walmart is also utilizing the RangeMe platform to ease the submission process for its own “Open Call” product search competition.
"At QVC and HSN, we've launched and nurtured some of the nation's most successful entrepreneurial brands, and now through The Big Find, we continue to bring customers innovative new brands, compelling products and inspiring stories," said Mary Campbell, chief merchandising officer, Qurate Retail Group, and chief commerce officer, QVC US. "For our 2020 search, the RangeMe platform streamlines the application process for participating brands and supports our efforts in discovering new and innovative products for our millions of customers."