Frequently asked product submission questions

 

Is my company’s product right for QVC?

Does my item have to be manufactured?

Will QVC help me manufacture my product or idea?

Is there a fee to submit?

Is there a minimum purchase order quantity?

May I speak with a buyer to discuss my product?

I have more than one item. Should I submit an application for each?

How long will the review process take?

Should I mail QVC a product sample to QVC?

How do I know if my application is successfully submitted?

What factors should I keep in mind when calculating my cost to QVC?

May I have access to QVC’s shipping & quality control requirements?

Will the application be accepted if the required fields are not completed?

 

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:

  • Beauty tools
  • Bedding and bath
  • Fashion
  • Collectables
  • Computers
  • Connected home
  • Cosmetics
  • DIY
  • Electronics
  • Fashion jewellery
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Garden hard goods
  • Gemset
  • Gold
  • Handbags and accessories
  • Health and fitness
  • Hobbies
  • Home accessories
  • Homeware
  • Household electricals
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage
  • Plants
  • Seasonal
  • Shoes
  • Silver
  • Skincare
  • Toys
  • Watches

QVC does not sell the following category of products:

  • Baby products
  • Feminine or personal hygiene
  • Fire safety products
  • 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 ready to be sold.

Will QVC help me manufacture my product or idea?

QVC does not assist inventors and entrepreneurs with manufacturing.

Is there a fee to submit?

No; as a leading multi-media retailer, we select and buy manufactured products like any other retailer.

Is there a minimum purchase order quantity?

Our first time minimum purchase orders typically range from £2,000 to £10,000 at wholesale cost, per product.

May I speak with a buyer to discuss my product?

Due to the volume of product submissions, buyers are unable to speak directly with applicants. At the initial stage we ask you first to complete our product submission process. If your product is selected to move forward, you will be contacted by the QVC UK Vendor Relations Team and/or appropriate buyer.

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 or relevant to QVC. We also encourage you, if applicable, to provide a brand presentation with media assets such as video clips and images.

How long will the review process take?

The QVC UK Vendor Relations Team will contact you via email approximately four to six weeks from the time your submission is received, to inform you of a decision.

Should I mail QVC a product sample to QVC?

No, QVC prefers that you do not send unsolicited product samples. If a sample is required QVC will request this upon interest. Do not send any materials that cannot be replaced, such as an original prototype or mould. 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 is successfully submitted?

You will receive a response via email confirming your application has been received.

What factors should I keep in mind when calculating my cost to QVC?

As the vendor, you determine the cost of goods to QVC. There are several factors to consider, including but not limited to: packaging and shipping your products to the QVC warehouse, required quality testing, certifications inspections, as well as supplying an on-air guest. QVC is unable to provide estimates on these costs.

May I have access to QVC’s shipping & quality control requirements?

Once QVC has made the decision to move forward with your product, we will provide you with access to our quality assurance, packaging labelling guidelines. We do not release this information until it is determined that QVC is interested in your product.

Will the application be accepted if the required fields are not completed?

No, you must complete all required fields in order to submit your application.