Meet a top sponsor for Make48, QVC! When thinking about all the future possibilities for the Make48 competition, we wanted to bring in a sponsor that believes in product development and entrepreneurs like we do, and QVC aligned perfectly with that. We are elated to have a strong worldwide company be a part of the Make48 experience.
QVC is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer offering a curated collection of desirable brands to millions of customers around the globe each day through broadcast, internet, and mobile sales platforms. Generating $8.7 billion in revenue last year, QVC is available in more than 360 million homes worldwide through its broadcast programming in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. In 2015, 50% of ecommerce orders came from mobile platforms. According to Internet Retailer, QVC is ranked the #4 multi-category ecommerce retailer in North America and #2 multi-category mobile retailer in the US. For nearly three decades, QVC has launched and fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands, including Spanx, Junior’s Cheesecakes, bareMinerals and Lobster Gram.
Today, through nationwide product searches, QVC remains committed to discovering and cultivating the best up-and-coming inventors and entrepreneurs, helping them to grow their business through a scalable and nurturing process as well as giving their retail-ready product the opportunity to be sold on QVC. Since the introduction of QVC Sprouts, a crowd-sourced competition launched in 2012, more than 100,000 customer votes have helped select more than 100 new products to be featured on QVC.com or on air.
We cannot wait to see QVC in Washington D.C. this week!