QVC + zulily Product Search at the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women

An Opportunity to Pitch Your Product to QVC & zulily!

Do you think you have the next big idea for QVC? For three decades, QVC has launched and fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands. Participants in the QVC + zulily Product Search will have the opportunity to present their product to panel of retail experts—plus the chance to get their product noticed by the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer.


More About the Program

    • All registered Conference attendees are eligible to participate; non-attendees may request a complimentary Expo Hall pass in order to participate
    • Presentations will take place between 7:30am and 4pm, except during the keynote luncheon (1:00-2:45 pm)
    • This event will take place inside Exhibit Hall 1
    • While there are no presentation requirements, participants are encouraged to describe key elements of their product including:
      • Personal story behind the product
      • Research that indicates a market need
      • Target market
      • Key benefits
      • Competitive products and how yours is different or better
      • Suggested price point

Questions & Answers

Do I need to have a sample of my product on stage?

Yes. Presenters should have a product that is in prototype or at least close to retail-ready. See more information on eligible product categories below.

Is there a standby list for people who couldn’t get an appointment?

Yes – a small number of appointments will be available after 4pm to accommodate standbys.

How long should my presentation be?

Your appointment is 10 minutes total, including the time it takes the panel to give you feedback. With that in mind, please keep your presentation to approximately five minutes, and no longer than eight minutes, to allow adequate time for a response.

Meet the Panelists

Anna Baker | Director, Global Merchandising Strategy & Category Development, QVC
Baker took on her current position in February 2017. In this role, Baker and her team are responsible for supporting the global merchandising assortment strategies across all categories in the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and China. At QVC, the merchandising assortment and category development team drives category growth, leverages brands that are proprietary to QVC, and introduces new brands across the entire QVC portfolio. Baker and team also lead the critical strategy of product discovery for the US market, helping entrepreneurs launch their products at QVC. Baker joined QVC in 2009 as a merchandising trainee and quickly moved throughout the organization with increasing responsibilities, most recently as a buyer in the fast-paced Beauty division for QVC. Baker earned a BA in finance and Spanish from the Susquehanna University. 

Lorraine Beltran | Merchandising Manager, zulily
Prior to joining zulily in 2010, shortly after the site launched, Lorraine was at Nordstrom for over 20 years as a National Buyer for the infant, toddler and toys category, and a Manufacturer & Retail Product Development Consultant.  With a professional passion of teaching, mentoring & motivating and creative forward thinking, she is a frequent guest speaker at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, as well as a founding member & leader of the infant merchandising team at zulily.  Lorraine boasts almost 30 years in the retail and merchandising industry, and helped onboard and establish early relationships with key vendors to help creatively grow and sustain the zulily infant category, and overall merchandising division. Lorraine’s personal passions include baking, cooking, and writing new recipes, as well as all things French (the country, the people, the décor, and of course, the food & art!).

Rachel Boesing | Program Host, QVC
Boesing’s true passion for storytelling has defined her professional life. She left a successful advertising career in Chicago to pursue broadcast journalism, a decision that took her across America—including stops in Elkhart, IN., Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. In L.A., Boesing handled both weather and entertainment reporting for NBC-affiliate KNBC. She also hosted HGTV’s Hey Remember! She joined QVC as a Program Host in 2011. A proud graduate of Brown University, Boesing also attended the University of Michigan, where she graduated with an MBA. 

Bridget Love | Director of Apparel Merchandising, QVC
In this role, she is responsible for leading product selection and strategy, as well as identifying new brand opportunities for the largest sales division. Prior to this role, she held several fashion buying positions including designer sportswear buyer where she was responsible for curating collections for several new brand launches and nurturing their growth. Love earned her BA in fashion apparel management from Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University).

Lori Twomey | Chief Merchant, zulily
Before joining zulily in November 2009, prior to the site launching in January 2010, Lori was the President of Charming Direct/Crosstown Traders, where she launched the Lane Bryant Woman catalog in 2007, and led the strategic direction of the Lane Bryant, Catherines and Fashion Bug websites. Prior to joining Crosstown Traders, she spent 16 years with Eddie Bauer in merchandising, product development and new business development, including working as the General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer Direct. Lori’s education is in Fashion Merchandising and Business. She loves to spend time outdoors, especially running marathons and half marathons.

 

About QVC

QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to more than 350 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S.JapanGermanyUnited KingdomItalyFrance and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer.

*Please note, there are various product categories that are generally ineligible for sale at QVC. QVC does not sell tobacco-related products, firearms, fuel additives, gambling-related products, genuine furs, sexual aids, or feminine/personal hygiene products. We encourage you to visit the QVC website to become familiar with the types of product categories offered by QVC.

By registering to share your product with QVC and zulily at the Watermark Conference for Women, you hereby acknowledge and agree that:

    • You are the owner of all product information and authorized to share that information with QVC and zulily.
    • All disclosures are being made on a VOLUNTARY and NON CONFIDENTIAL basis and no confidentiality obligations or legal relationships whatsoever are created by sharing your product.
    • Your product will be visible to other conference attendees and you are solely responsible for protecting any intellectual property and other rights in your product.
    • You are free to share your product and, by doing so, you are not violating any prior obligation of confidentiality or any other restriction.
    • QVC and/or zulily may already be independently working on a similar technology as covered by your product and you may not therefore assert any intellectual property rights against QVC in this respect.
    • In no event shall QVC or zulily have any obligation to compensate you for sharing your product  or to promote, market, sell or distribute your product.

©2017 QVC, Inc., QVC, the Q and Q Ribbon Logo, are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. and QVC, Inc.

About zulily, llc
zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing our customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home decor, toys, gifts and more. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. zulily was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. zulily is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA). zulily became a part of Liberty Interactive Corporation in October 2015.

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