QVC and HSN will launch the third annual The Big Find, an international product search to discover entrepreneurs with the next big brand or unique product.
From April 28 through June 8, entrepreneurs, creators and inventors with products in apparel, accessories, beauty, culinary, home décor, home innovations, and/or electronics are invited to complete an online application, which includes a video submission highlighting their product and brand story.
Selected candidates will be invited to pitch their products by videoconference in August to a judging panel comprised of QVC and HSN merchandising executives, program hosts and brand founders from established brands on both networks.
Brands awarded “Big Tickets” will continue discussions with the QVC and HSN merchandising teams.
“The Big Find has become our flagship program for product discovery, enabling us to assess thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide and introduce dozens of fresh new brands and innovative products to our customers each year,” said Mary Campbell, chief merchandising officer, Qurate Retail Group and chief commerce officer, QVC US. “Our multiplatform video commerce experience gives entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to share their personal stories with millions of customers and start turning their businesses into nationally beloved brands.”
This year, QVC and HSN are working to double the representation of underrepresented businesses chosen through The Big Find. In 2020, 64 out of the 102 brands selected through the Big Find search self-identified as a woman and/or minority-owned business.
The Big Find was introduced in 2019, with in-person pitch panels in four cities nationwide. In 2020, the program went virtual and received record-breaking interest, with more than 2,400 applications from more than 60 countries.
Over the past two years, more than 160 brands were chosen to launch on QVC or HSN through The Big Find. More than 90 Big Find brands are launching throughout 2021 as a result of the 2020 Big Find product search.