Joy's problem turned into an idea for an invention. Our sponsor helped Joy develop this invention, which was then sold by Avon and QVC!
If you're reading this, you are probably an idea person. You see a need, and you get an idea. Here's exactly what Joy did to turn her idea into a success...
Joy's Invention Story
Joy loves joining her family and friends
at parties and picnics, often bringing
her famous deviled eggs. She searched
in stores but couldn’t find a container that held them
securely, so she tried a pie pan covered with plastic wrap. By the time she arrived to the party her deviled eggs were a smashed mess. Joy came up with an idea for an invention that would transport food efficiently and securely, and she turned to an Inventing.com sponsor to help her create it. Our sponsor listened to her and went to work developing a strong idea portfolio for her. They designed and created the Party Traveler, a versatile product that turned out to do so much more than just transport deviled eggs.
Joy's Invention Story
The finished design includes a universal
      base and different trays for eggs,
       cupcakes or muffins, pies, and veggies
        or chips, allowing a variety of different
        foods to be transported conveniently. The Party Traveler has been sold to many cooks who are grateful for Joy’s invention.

Here’s exactly how she turned her idea into a reality:

Joy contacted our sponsor and submitted her idea (confidentiality
is guaranteed). She spoke with a Director of New Products
about her idea and the available options.

From there, our Sponsor agreed to represent her idea
for a licensing effort and to research her idea.
They searched for patented
ideas like hers and
products on the market
that performed the
same function. This
information went into an
“Idea to Product Portfolio.”
They also identified the
company they would for present
her idea to and discussed that
company with her.

Next came the development stage. Joy was
given a custom quote for all materials needed
to build her product sample. Joy was given a
quote for the materials and services needed to
design and build her product sample. Custom
packaging was developed by the team, based on
their research and knowledge of the industry.

With her permission, they presented the product sample to XHP, a leading licensing and distribution company for housewares, who signed an agreement to pay Joy a percentage of the profits each time one was sold.

The Party Traveler was sold by XHP and then marketed exclusively by QVC as the “Party on the Go Food & Dessert Travel Caddy”. It has sold in stores, including JoAnn Fabric, online at Montgomery Ward and through Avon catalogs.

Joy began receiving royalty checks.

How to make your idea a reality!

Idea Security Agreement

Idea Security Agreement

Pre-Development

Pre-Development

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Ideation

Ideation

Concept Models

Concept Models

Engineering

Engineering

Packaging Design

Packaging Design

Integrated Product Rendering

Integrated Product Rendering

Product

Product

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