The Open Search - held twice a year in June and December - gives Insiders the opportunity to submit ideas from any product category.
It works just like our sponsor-specific Live Product Searches, except we’ll work with any consumer goods retailer or manufacturer in any mass-appeal category.Learn more about becoming an Insider
Live Product Search
Edison Nation runs idea searches to match your inventions with the needs of the world’s largest brands.
Simply tell your invention’s story through our secure Live Product Search system. Our team reviews each idea and narrows the submissions down to the finalists, which are presented to the search sponsor.
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- Minimum Advance
- 20 Years Percentage
- of Sales or Buyout
Edison Nation is partnered with ASOTV industry leaders to host four searches a year to find great new “As Seen on TV” products to launch in the more than $200 billion direct response television market.
These are the same folks who brought you Bendaroos, Collagen 5, Floam, Hooked On Phonics, Mighty Putty, Mighty Mend It, Omelette Pan, SmartSpin, Strap Perfect and many more. Now they are turning to you to find the next great ASOTV product.
The best of your submissions will be presented to these partners for their possible selection as ASOTV products following the search’s close and beyond.
The world of ASOTV has grown exponentially and we want to help you find your niche within this multi-billion dollar industry. Today, more than 63% of Americans watch infomercials. Over the years, the most successful ASOTV products have come from the following product categories:
• Beauty and Health
• Weight Loss
• Kitchen Gadgets
• Household Cleaning Products
• Pain Relief
• Pet Products
• Self Improvement
• Sleep Aids (Snoring remedies)
• Lawn & Garden
When developing your submission, there are some key questions to consider – the same key questions that Edison Nation’s partners will ask as they review your submission:
• Does your product solve a common problem or fulfill a dream?
• Does your product transform your lifestyle?
• Does your product appeal to impulse buying? Does it hit hot buttons?
• Can the product be easily explained or demonstrated in a visually interesting manner?
• Does your product have mass market appeal?
• Does your product have a fascinating story to tell about its development and/or use?
• Is your product’s perceived value at retail 5 times greater than the cost to manufacture?
• Is your product an incredible value – a bargain that cannot possibly be missed?
• Does the product have the potential for on-going sales (refills, supplies, etc…)?
With all of our quarterly ASOTV searches, the following system applies:
1.) All G8’s (when the exclamation point on your dashboard turns green) whose ideas are selected will have their ideas tested through a new cutting-edge platform that we’ve created. These tests will run on television networks throughout the USA. We’ll pick up the bill for everything – including creating the infomercial, whatever product development is needed, paying for the television advertising, etc…
2.) Based on the resulting metrics of these media tests, products will be selected to take to market. Each product selected will be awarded the $2,500 advance and we will launch a full-blown ASOTV campaign for your product nationwide. If you’re product is tested but doesn’t pass, we’ll give you EVERYTHING that we created in the testing process so that you can give it a shot on your own if you desire.
3.) ASOTV media testing and the associated metrics have been refined to a science by the industry. If an idea meets the target metrics, it’s nearly guaranteed to be a success and we can put significant resources behind it very quickly through our network of ASOTV partners.
There is no limit to the number of ideas that may be selected for each search.
Reward: Advance & Royalties
Licensed ideas will receive a $2,500 minimum advance on 20 years percentage of sales or buyout. We split the licensing royalties 50/50 with you on the products that we select. Royalties vary based upon the product but we always earn industry-leading rates.
We ask for well-communicated ideas. This includes filling out our easy-to-use submission form to the best of your ability. Upload images, sketches and any other media that support your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstrating your innovation. Don’t worry. We aren’t expecting you to break out your inner Spielberg. Please keep videos to less than 2 minutes.
Your submission must be unique and protectable.
Each idea costs just $25 ($20 for Edison Insiders) to submit and, as long as you maintain Edison Insider membership, your idea may be submitted to as many searches as you would like at no additional cost. Click here for more details on Live Product Searches.