Wrap iT Gift Wrap Storage Organizer Hangs Up the Competition Nationally on QVC
We are really pleased to announce, Wrap iT – the best gift wrap storage organizer, made its national TV debut this past Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 6:40 a.m. E.S.T. In all honesty this is on of the coolest things we have ever done and we really wanted to share our awesome experience with you, our dear friends. You gals and guys are the gas in the tank that drives us 😀
So let’s set the stage;
How did this story happen?
Like so many twists and turns through life, in late September I had the privilege to be referred to an amazing rep group called Champion Marketing. Three remarkable guys and partners, Scott, Neil and Jimmy.
I sent Scott an email on a Thursday. We spoke on Friday. 4 days later, I drove to to meet these guys at QVC headquarters, which is where theybasically live 24/7.
We had a quick breakfast inside QVC (awesome!!!) and then went outside to the parking lot and I did my presentation on the hood of my car like I’ve done for the past 5000 times 😀
Now what’s going on is this -I liked them, they liked me, but most important – they liked the Wrap iT.
Next thing you know they called into QVC (from the parking lot) and because these are the best guys in the business they got us an appointment with a buyer inside QVC…10 minutes later.
Now, I’m actually walking into show the Wrap iT to a buyer. I am freaking out!!
Down the main hall, we make a right into the buyer area. Lot’s of people , computers, cubicles and activity. All I am saying to myself is “BREATH”. I set up “shop” on a conference table and within minutes, all I can remember hearing is “it’s wonderful, make sure he gets new vendor paperwork.” Short time after that QVC actually placed an order!!
So fast forward, I went to China and oversaw the production. Got back to the states, got the container delivered. Had it sorted and sent the order to QVC warehouse in North Carolina.
Then I waited for the air date – and it came in the Thursday before the show. I announced it on Friday via my social medias and we prepped all weekend to leave on Tuesday 11 a.m.
I say we frequently in this story because I had my younger brother Gary Levine, who happens to be the coolest guy in the world, driving down to QVC headquarters with me. We had such a good time in the car we actually missed the PA Turnpike and had to drive all around Philadelphia to get there….. but I’m getting ahead of myself.
What we did to prepare for QVC.
So Monday late in the day I call Gary kind of panicking and say “I need help!” and he runs over. You see I wasn’t exactly sure what I would need for my first on air appearance and I am totally nuts. So I decided to pack up 6 Wrap iTs to the hilt.
Now it may not sound like much but 6 Wrap iTs has the capability to store and organize an amazing amount of gift wrapping paper and gifting supplies. I mean we are talking 150 rolls of wrapping paper, 70 Jumbo and large gift bags, 12 gift boxes, 60 medium gift bags, 60 small gift bags, 12 gift card bags, 12 pair of scissors, 12 units of adhesive tape , 3 packages of tissue paper, 20 bows, markers, glue sticks, 60 greeting cards……you get the point. In total we had about 170 pounds of gift wrap and Wrap iTs combined.
Plus we found out we should bring our own props to show the messy gift wrap piles so many people struggle with year after year.
Finally after about 5 hours of prepping and packing we got our QVC set all ready to go!!
We get on the road the next morning, do our Philly missed the PA Turnpike Detour ;D
Check into the Hampton Inn, and head over to QVC for 4 p.m. meeting.
This part was great!! I got to take my little brother behind the scenes and on the back set.
Check us out!! HI MOM!!
We finished up at QVC by 6ish, picked up some food on the way back to hotel. Finished up the social media, sent out a press release, ate our dinner and went to sleep about 11.pm
When Wrap iT is on QVC This is How the Day Goes
4 hours later at 3 a.m. the phone rang with the wake up cal.
At 3:04 a.m. the alarm clock went off.
At 3:07 a.m. the phone alarm went off.
We were talking no chances ;D
Exercised, showered, shaved jumped in the car and bamm!! We were on our way ;D
I never pulled up to QVC at night…..it’s AWESOME look at this
Right!!! Can you FEEL IT!!! I certainly did!
We made it inside QVC Guest Services Area by 4:30 a.m.
Ran over to the set and did some last minute preparing with the Wrap iTs and changed into my “wardrobe”.
At 5:15 things really get exciting because now I get introduced to Dan Hughes the host of the show!! Dan has been with QVC since 1989!
I can’t tell you exactly what he said to me but what I can tell you is that within 1 minute of speaking with him, any butterflies that I had suddenly disappeared.
I grabbed my good luck charm (picture of the kids) and placed it in my back pocket,
It was surreal. I felt it went ok except at the very end. I couldn’t believe it, something that never happened to me happened.
I neglected to secure one of the flaps and upon flipping the Wrap iT over, all the greeting cards fell out!!! I actually had a small stroke,
bent down to pic them up, saw the mess on the floor and said in my head
“HEY GET BACK ON CAMERA YOU WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING DOWN HERE!!”
I made it back up there and Pheww!!
Then just like that POOF!! It was over……. “Fastest Seven minutes of my life!” That’s me quoting a new friend Clare
I met at QVC that morning. She was on a little later than me and has created a very cool organizing
product called the Pliio
Thank you to all the supporters, the friends, the family, the new folks we’ve met along the journey. Every “like” every “tweet” every “+” every “share” has meant the world to us.
To the great team over at QVC you guys were amazing, it is no wonder you are the company you are, thank you for your belief in the Wrap iT and letting the
Wrap iT, Gift Wrap Storage Organizer Hang Up the Competition Nationally on QVC!!
Ciao for now
Team Wrap iT
If you’d like to take a look at our Press Release CLICK HERE
To Find the Wrap iT on QVC CLICK HERE