National Mail Order Association
Announcing the 2012
Where America Picks the Winners!
Proudly co-sponsored by:
Systems Ltd, JoTo
Public Relations, the Made in America Product Store,
the Made in America Movement, Market Launchers, Buy Direct USA,
the Inventors Center of Kansas City, the Inventors Society
of South Florida,
the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, the Inventors Association of Arizona,
Inventors Association of Saint Louis,
the Minnesota Inventors Congress...
YOU can be a
sponsor too, see bottom of this page for contacts.
Contest Launch Press Release
What’s the contest about?
This contest is all about promoting ‘American Made’ products. And not just
the Big Guys -- it’s mostly about helping the thousands of small shops and
inventors around the USA.
We’ve been told for years that small business is the backbone of the
American economy. It’s true, but it’s hard to deny that over the years no
one has been paying much attention to this fact. And now our economy and
manufacturing base is in deep trouble. American manufacturing has taken a
back seat to cheap exported labor and low quality products.
Even under all this pressure to ‘outsource’ production, many patriots have
refused to compromise their principles and have continued to keep their
products made right here in the good ol’ USA. And this contest is about
seeking these products out and showing them off to other Americans across
the USA in an effort to have more American products sold.
Remember, there are still millions of people all over the country that
depend on a job that is tied to American manufacturing, from the large
companies to the small mom and pop operation. We must all participate in the wellbeing and financial stability of
our nation, we must all make a conscious effort to buy and sell American
made products from sea to shining sea.
Of all the things we buy each year, if every adult in America made a
conscious effort to earmark just $100 from their yearly household budget, to
spend on American made products instead of imported products, amazing things
Just think of it, about 250 million people retargeting $100 of their yearly
spending on American made products would mean an extra twenty-five billion
($25,000,000,000) in extra sales...per year. What a boost this simple
gesture would mean to all the people working and looking for work in
The time has never been more important than now to promote and buy Made in
The Made in America contest is a fun way for people to discover new and
interesting products, and vote for their favorites.
Some of the problems small manufacturers and inventors face.
American ingenuity has always been top notch, that hasn’t changed. Some of
the most interesting products come from smaller manufacturers and inventors
around the USA.
Considering this fact, you would think you would see more of these great
American made products on the shelves of retail stores and on the pages of
mail order catalogs and web sites. But you don’t. And we all know that to
build large sales, that in turn create more jobs, you must have retail
distribution so more people have the opportunity to see and buy the product.
Here’s the catch. Many times smaller manufacturers, inventors, craftsmen, or
artisans have a hard time getting their products in front of wholesale
buyers at a reasonable cost. Even if they have the marketing expertise and
the connections, it is very time consuming and expensive for them to get the
needed exposure without help.
Just the expense to travel and display at a product trade show is an
enormous investment in time, money, and manpower. It's just too much for
many smaller companies. So what happens—they don't go. They miss their
chance to get in front of both retail and wholesale buyers.
Because of this you don’t get to see but a miniscule of the true number of
American products that are actually out there. Thousands of products most
people don’t even know exist, but are truly awesome.
On the flip side, merchandise buyers from stores are always under pressure
to find new and interesting products for their companies to sell, and are
always on the lookout for the next potential hot seller for their particular
market niche. But it's impossible for buyers to go from town to town all
over America trying to find them. It’s a true catch 22.
And that’s the overall goal of the contest; to seek out great American made
products and connect them with you the consumer and with the retailers that
can sell them.
What’s in it for the Manufacturer?
Simply put, a manufacturer or inventor with a good product could hit the
big-time just from entering their product in the contest; even more so if
their product happens to be chosen as a winner by the public.
The potential exposure from being in the contest could really open some
doors to big sales. It only takes one good size retail merchant to sell
truckloads of product, and entered products will be exposed to hundreds of
retail merchants. Some will even be voters themselves. In addition, a
product that gets a lot of high votes could actually influence retailers to
start selling a product.
What’s in it for the American public that vote?
Fun! This is like the American Idol™ of products. Voters will get to see
things that they never knew existed, rank how much they like it using a 1-5
star system, and be able to communicate their thoughts about a product to
the manufacturer if they want. Also, drawings for free products for
Contest Categories include:
- Apparel/Fashion & Accessories
- Beauty/Personal Care & Cosmetics
- Children & Kids
- Crafts & Art
- Electronics/Accessories & Scientific
- Food & Beverage
- Gifts & Novelty
- Green Products
- Hardware/Tools & Home Improvement
- Health & Fitness
- Holiday/Seasonal & Special Occasion
- Hot Product - Not USA - See FAQ
- Housewares & Home Furnishings
- Inventions Only - See FAQ
- Lawn/Garden & Outdoor Accessories
- Sports & Outdoor
- Toys & Games
Made in America Contest in the News!
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To be a sponsor of the Made in America
- Hot Product Contest,
please contact John Schulte at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at
There are four levels of sponsorship, and you may not need any cash to be
We will consider sponsorships in the way of cash, trade, or combination of
This can include services provided, prizes,
or equivalent value of exposure/publicity for the contest.
You can visit the contest site here:
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