Alaska entrepreneurs can compete for an opportunity to sell their products on a Home Shopping Network television show. Before we were on HSN, one of the hosts bought Almond Cookie—a scent of ours—and she would wear it on dates with the man that eventually became her husband. In 1997, HSN formally launched its second nationwide electronic retail venture, a 24-hour network under the America’s Store name (it had operated similar concepts of more limited scale since 1988).
To keep costs for her Rarities line of jewelry more affordable for the masses, Brodie works with 10-karat gold or gold vermeil and chooses less expensive champagne diamonds over white ones. According to Ibisworld research, Home Shopping on TV accounted for more than $6 billion in revenue last year.
Cash back can be earned simply by clicking ‘Get cashback & visit retailer’ button through to the merchant and shopping online as normal. It was a small beginning to a mega-business that, according to demographic research, appealed mostly to middle-age women, and combined two of America’s favorite activities: watching television and shopping.
There are televisions everywhere, from the cafeteria to the employee-only shopping emporium a few blocks away. We push our holiday shopping season …