I am in need of some advice or referrals for my idea. I submitted a sell sheet a month ago to the V.P of Merchandise and Buying of a huge well known company. I followed up this morning, as I have been getting alot of back and forth from members of their hard goods team asking to review my sell sheet. I finally got a response from the V.P saying "Please send a sample of your new product to their attention for review".
First, is this a good sign? Or is this something every company does after reviewing a sell sheet?
And two, my major problem is that although I do have a prototype, its not professional at all! It's just my take on my idea to see if it works. Its basically a bunch of different material I found around my house and it doesn't even depict EXACTLY my idea because I didn't have the resources to create a professional prototype.
My problem is, I could send my makeshift prototype and pray and hope it best shows my idea. However, I don't want to ruin it by sending a makeshift prototype. Have any of you been down this rode? Any advice or comments would be awesome!