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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

In most cases, I would say no.

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

Jill's husband also owns a company that helps other companies sell items on QVC including Beyers Choice and Calista Tools.  Her promotion of some of the products also assists her husband's company. 

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

No.  

 

The business plan for marketing merchandise is played out months, even years, in advance.    

 

An item being made overseas today could take months to ship, pass customs, truck to warehouses, then to distribution centers....all that to make the '7-10 day delivery' promise we see on our TV screen.

 

Merchandise sitting in a warehouse or on a shelf is wasting money.  

 

Retail is a beautifully orchestrated dance between profit & loss. 

 

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?


@lolakimono wrote:

I think it's like when your kid has to sell something out of a catalog of cr@ppy gifts.  You get to "choose" between wrapping paper, a tin of nuts, overpriced candy,  or candles.  That's what the hosts get to pick for their shows, when they are given a choice.  


 

At least the wrapping paper was better quality and nicer designs than you'd find in the store.  Of course, it cost several times as much.

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

Of course not!!

Only cash is cash.
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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

I do not believe they do but some of them sure sound like they do and pick their producer, models ect.......  They just sound ridiculous when they try to make us think they have any influence.  I always felt they get there way before their "shows" and spend time studying the product line up.

 

I would imagine when a new item comes out they may ask to present if first but that is asking not telling.

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

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Unless a host has helped design a product, I doubt that they have much input into what gets picked to sell on air.

 

So did Shawn decide that the Paula's Choice skin care line would be one of her finds to appear on her show The Find With Shawn Killinger on Tuesday night at 10pm ET? This will be Paula Begoun's first time selling on QVC so I'll watch as I've been a long time Paula's Choice customer.

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

I'm pretty sure they don't have much control over host picks. It's just a selling point. 

i just don't think because a host supposedly loves a product can just add it to a show without all the business that goes into booking vendors and price points etc etc

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

Totally agree. A friend of mine works at a high high end store in Florida and a certain host who swears by a skin care item on air actually buys a 500.00 cream at the store my friend works. I won't mention names but it's a woman from another channel

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Re: Do hosts hand select the products for "their" shows?

I find it hard to believe that hosts get to pick what they want to sell, I doubt they have that much power and some hosts don't exactly sound very credible either taking about fashion and beauty products.