How The Scrub Daddy Cleaned Up At QCI
Do you watch Shark Tank? We really enjoy the show. Sure, there is drama and some silliness. But, there is more to the show than just that. As buyers, merchants and marketers, we are always on the lookout for new products. We admire the creativity and dedication of the entrepreneurs who have conceived of new products and services and are trying to bring them to market.
The show speaks our language. We know all about retail and wholesale costs, product packaging, distribution and fulfillment. It takes a lot to get a product into the right hands and then out to the public. It’s not just a matter of “make it and they will buy”.
We were particularly impressed when we saw the Scrub Daddy sponge on the show. Wow, how cool – a sponge that changes consistencies in hot or cold water, doesn’t smell and smiles at us when we’re cleaning? We’re in! Our VP of merchandising, Jeanne Wind, contacted the creator after she saw the episode in which the Scrub Daddy was featured. Next thing you know, we became a proud source for the Scrub Daddy and even featured it on our cover!
We’re always on the lookout for the next cool thing – whether that be from a trade show, vendor or from a creative inventor. We’ll keep watching Shark Tank for that very reason. What about you? Do you like Shark Tank? Who is your favorite “Shark?”. The season just ended, but we look forward to see what the sharks get pitched this coming Fall.