A QVC Vendor Relations Web Site
Please read all questions and answers before accessing the product submission form at the bottom of this page.
Is my company’s product right for QVC?
Products that are highly demonstrable, solve problems, make life easier, appeal to a broad audience and have unique features and benefits are of interest to QVC. The following is a list of product categories that QVC is pursuing:
- Apparel and Accessories-Women
- Bakeware and Cookware
- Bed and Bath
- Consumer Electronics
- Handbags and Luggage
- Health and Fitness
- Home Décor
- Home Improvement
- Home Textiles
- Household Cleaners
- Kitchen Gadgets
- Kitchen Electrics
- Patio and Garden
- Personal Care
- Pet Products
- Storage Solutions
QVC does not sell the following category of products:
- Feminine/Personal Hygiene
- Fuel Additives
- Gambling–related Products
- Genuine Furs
- Sexual Aids
- Tobacco–related Products
Does my item have to be manufactured?
The item you submit for a product evaluation should be a manufactured item or, at the very least, a working prototype.
Will QVC help me manufacture my product or idea?
As a general practice, QVC does not assist inventors and entrepreneurs with manufacturing. If you are starting a business or need business advice, please view our Resources for Entrepreneurs
Is there a fee?
No; QVC does not charge for a product evaluation nor does it sell its airtime.
Is there a minimum quantity of product that QVC buys?
For products selected to be sold with QVC on-air, a minimum purchase order is typically $30,000-$35,000 per item at wholesale cost, (e.g. if the cost of goods is $30 per item, divide the total minimum purchase order amount by $30 to determine the quantity ($30,000/$30=1,000 units). The entire purchase order quantity must be received at QVC’s warehouse or authorized distribution center before it can be available to sell. Products selected for QVC Sprouts will require significantly lower initial quantities and may, at QVCs discretion, be offered as an advanced order.
May I speak with a buyer to discuss my product?
Due to the volume of product submissions, we require everyone to follow QVC’s product submittal process as a first step and complete the QVC Product Submission application. The link is at the bottom of the page.
Does QVC sell cause-related merchandise?
At times, QVC sells cause-related merchandise where a donation is made to a specific charity. As with any product QVC sells, the cause-related product must have general appeal and salability. If QVC is interested, the product will be evaluated using QVC’s normal evaluation procedures and then scrutinized against QVC’s guidelines on cause-related marketing.
I have more than one item. Should I submit an application for each?
Only one application per company is necessary. We encourage you to edit your selection to a small number of products that you feel will be of most interest to QVC. We also encourage you, if applicable, to provide a link to your website so we can view your entire product assortment.
How can I have my product reviewed by QVC and how long will the review process take?
The first step in the product evaluation process is to complete the QVC Product Submission application
. The link is at the bottom of the page. Vendor Relations will contact you via email within approximately 2 to 4 weeks from the time your form is received to inform you of QVC’s level of interest in your product.
Should I mail QVC a product sample?
QVC prefers that you do not send unsolicited product samples. If QVC requests a sample, please enclose a copy of your product submission form. Do not send any materials that cannot be replaced, such as an original prototype or mold
. QVC accepts no responsibility or liability for the safe arrival, handling or return of any submitted materials. QVC does not return unsolicited product samples.
How do I know if my application was successfully submitted?
You will receive a confirmation email the same day you send your product submission
What factors should I keep in mind when calculating my cost to QVC?
As the vendor, you determine the cost of goods to QVC. Please factor in the charges you incur in packaging and shipping your products to the QVC warehouse or for those products t that will be drop-shipped. In most cases, products being considered for QVC Sprouts will fall into the latter category.
Please note: QVC warehouses are located in the Eastern region of the United States. Since the address to which you will be shipping is not determined until a purchase order is issued, we cannot provide you with a specific address at this stage of the process.
May I have access to QVC’s shipping & product requirements?
Once QVC has made the decision to move forward with your product, we will provide you with access to our Quality Assurance, Packaging and Labeling Guidelines. We do not release this information until it is determined that QVC is interested in your product.
Please note: If you have any difficulty accessing this link, email your product information directly to QVCProductSearch@Qvc.com. Include a product description for each item listed, an image and/or link to your web address, the wholesale cost and any additional product information you deem necessary.