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Make a Great Product? Get It on the Shelf at Walmart

Nationwide contest allows anyone to enter for a chance to have their product sold on Walmart.com and possibly Walmart stores.

Do you have a great product, but need a bigger market? Would you like to see your product sold on Walmart.com or maybe even on the shelf at the Hamilton Mill or Buford Walmart?

On Jan. 18, Walmart launched a “Get on the Shelf” contest to discover the next great product. So far, the contest has over 40 entries featuring products including a new hot sauce, cube game, hair accessory, iPad pillow and paw puffs for dogs.

According to a Walmart press release, the contest is similar to “American Idol” in that contestants will create videos of their latest inventions and the public will vote online for the winners. The grand prize winner’s product will be sold on Walmart.com and will get shelf space in select Walmart stores nationwide.

“Walmart has the best products at everyday low prices but we know there are some great undiscovered products that have not yet reached our shelves,” said Venky Harinarayan, senior vice president of Walmart Global e-commerce and co-head of @WalmartLabs in a released statement. “For a long time, the ability to get a product into a retail store was at the sole discretion of the store buyer. Today, we are removing these barriers by giving anyone a chance to launch their product at Walmart and reach millions of shoppers nationwide.”

Contestants can submit entry videos at GetOnTheShelf.com. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 22. The first round of voting will take place March 7 through April 4. After the first round of voting, 10 finalists will be selected. Those finalists will advance to the second round of voting that will take place April 11-24 after which the grand prize winner will be announced.

Visit getontheshelf.com for more information and complete contest rules.

 

rebecca January 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Is it possible for someone to steal your idea from this contest? Do you need to talk to a patent lawyer first? If the public votes on the video, what is stopping them from trying to get someone else's idea?
Paul Lieb January 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I have submitted my fishing invention that makes fishing more fun called the BulletBobber. It is fishing float that kind of works like a stunt kite but sits on the water. It moves to the left or right and flips direction and color when given a little tug by flicking your rod tip. If you are fishing in a river or stream you can get it to go wherever you want downstream without recatsing. If you are fishing in a lake or pond you can reel and make it go left or right to reach places you can't cast. They can explore and discover new territory that others cannot reach. www.bulletbobber.com
Paul Lieb February 02, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Please vote for DualFins and BulletBobbers starting March 7. http://getontheshelf.com/product/1001/BulletBobbers-%2F-DualFins
Robert George Jr February 28, 2012 at 07:27 AM
We have a really cool product we're introducing for Walmart's Get On The Shelf Contest called Urth Select™-- the first reusable cleaning system that lets you clean and disinfect every surface in your home without ever having to pick up another bottle! Check us out at http://www.urthselect.com and if you like what you see, please vote!
Robert George Jr February 29, 2012 at 04:54 PM
update!...you can vote for Urth Select™ here: http://www.getontheshelf.com/product/5068/Urth-Select-All-In-One-C
Stikii March 06, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Stikii Inc., Toledo, Ohio’s very own children shoe brand has qualified to participate in the “American Idol” of retail products. Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest is offering distribution through all Walmart stores everywhere to the grand prize winner. Vote at www.OhioWins.com You can support this local company and its mission to win the “Get on the shelf” contest by visiting the website www.OhioWins.com and voting! Stikii also asks that you please forward this information to your network of family and friends, and gain their support too.
Stikii March 06, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Stikii Inc., Toledo, Ohio’s very own children shoe brand has qualified to participate in the “American Idol” of retail products. Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest is offering distribution through all Walmart stores everywhere to the grand prize winner. Vote for Stikii at www.OhioWins.com You can support this local company and its mission to win the “Get on the shelf” contest by visiting the website www.OhioWins.com and voting! Stikii also asks that you please forward this information to your network of family and friends, and gain their support too.
Barbara J. Smith March 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
LOL Check out this related press release. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9349879.htm
Barbara J. Smith March 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
LOL Check out this related press release. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9349879.htm

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