BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

Is HSN seeking certain product types?

Do you have any tips on completing my product submission?

Does my product need to be manufactured before I submit my application?

Will HSN help me manufacture my idea?

How many samples of my product do I need to supply to HSN? Where do I ship my samples?

Does HSN accept applications from overseas?

I want to submit an entire line of products. Do I need to fill out a submission form for each item?

Where can I learn about the costs of doing business with HSN?

COMPLETING YOUR SUBMISSION APPLICATION

Will the application be accepted if all fields are not completed?

Can I save a partially completed application to edit at a later time? Can I change my application after I submit it?

My asset and/or media won't upload to the submission application. Is there an email address I can send my asset and/or media to instead?

AFTER YOU SUBMIT

How do I know if my product application was successfully submitted?

After I submit my product application, how long will it take to receive a response from HSN? What are the next steps?

If I have not received a response within 60 days of submission, who can I contact concerning the status of my application?

Can I resubmit a product?


BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

Is HSN seeking certain product types?

HSN welcomes all product submission types. Each product submission is reviewed for product attributes that have the best opportunity for success at HSN. These qualities include: new, revolutionary/innovative, entrepreneurial, demonstrable, exclusive, unique, solution-oriented, great value, high quality, and relatable.

Do you have any tips on completing my product submission?

First, make sure to provide a complete and accurate description of your product and/or product line.

If your product has already been manufactured, ensure that it reflects high quality and workmanship. Quality is apparent when the appropriate amount of time has been dedicated to design, sourcing, performance and safety testing, and development. Tell us how you have ensured the quality of your product!

Additionally, regardless of whether your product has already been manufactured or it is just an idea on a napkin, we want to hear your story! Make sure to complete the “Tell Us Your Story” field on your product submission application, and let us know:

  • How the idea for this product came to you
  • A background story on what led to your entrepreneurial venture
  • If your product features a never-before-seen innovation or technology, or solves an everyday problem

Does my product need to be manufactured before I submit my application?

It is not a requirement for your product to be manufactured prior to submitting to our traditional American Dreams assortment, although it is preferred.

If you are submitting an application as part of a special event or contest, please defer to the corresponding rules/terms and conditions to determine if a manufactured product is required.

Will HSN help me manufacture my idea?

If you submit an idea to our traditional American Dreams assortment, it is not guaranteed that HSN will help you manufacture your product.

How many samples of my product do I need to supply to HSN? Where do I ship my samples?

During the application process, you are not required to send samples to HSN, unless otherwise noted as part of a special event or contest.

If an HSN Merchant wants to learn more about your product upon review of your submission application, he or she will reach out directly to discuss the need for samples, including the quantity and where to ship them. We cannot guarantee that your samples will be returned to you.

Please note that in certain cases, such as special events or contests, the number of samples required will be stated in the rules/terms and conditions.

Does HSN accept applications from overseas?

Yes, we accept product submissions from companies located outside the United States of America (USA) for our traditional American Dreams product assortment; however, if you are submitting an application as part of a special event or contest, please defer to the corresponding rules/terms and conditions to determine if U.S. Residency is required.

I want to submit an entire line of products. Do I need to fill out a submission form for each item?

No. If you're submitting an entire line of like products (for example, a handbag collection, a make-up line, etc.), please only submit one application for the collection, and reference collection details in the product description box, or, use the Assets and Media section to direct us to your website or attach a line sheet to your submission.

If you are submitting multiple products that are not alike (for example, a handbag and a blender), please submit separate forms for each.

Where can I learn about the costs of doing business with HSN?

You can find a detailed description of the costs of doing business with HSN in the Overview Section of the Partner Supply Chain Manual. To view this document, please visit https://view.hsn.net, and click on the “For Your Information” quadrant. Under the documents listing, select Partner Supply Chain Manual -> Overview.


COMPLETING YOUR SUBMISSION APPLICATION

Will the application be accepted if all fields are not completed?

You can submit an application without all fields completed as long as the incomplete fields are not asterisked as required fields. If the field has an asterisk, it is required to be completed in order to submit the application.

Can I save a partially completed application to edit at a later time? Can I change my application after I submit it?

Yes, you can save a partially completed application and come back to make edits at a later time as long as the application remains in “draft” status.

Once you submit the application; however, you cannot go back and make edits.

My asset and/or media won't upload to the submission application. Is there an email address I can send my asset and/or media to instead?

If your asset and/or media is not uploading, first ensure that it doesn’t contain special characters in the file name, and also that it is one of our accepted file types. Accepted file types noted on the Assets and Media upload page. If you have verified that your file type is acceptable, but is still not uploading, you may reach out to HSN Partner Relations at: PartnerRelations@hsn.net prior to submitting the application.


AFTER YOU SUBMIT

How do I know if my product application was successfully submitted?

You will receive a confirmation email that includes a confirmation number verifying your successful submission. Additionally, when you log back in to your American Dreams account, your submissions listing will have updated from “Draft” to “Submitted” in the status column.

After I submit my product application, how long will it take to receive a response from HSN? What are the next steps?

You should receive an email response within 60 days of your original submission date.

Within this email response, you will be notified that your submission has been reviewed by HSN, and will be provided a status updated on your submission.

If HSN is interested in learning more about your product, the email will indicate that someone will contact you about next steps, which could include setting up a phone call, arranging a face-to-face meeting, and/or sending a sample to be evaluated by our Quality Assurance department.

If HSN is not interested in pursuing your product further, the email will indicate that HSN has decided not to include it in our merchandising assortment.

If I have not received a response within 60 days of submission, who can I contact concerning the status of my application?

If you haven't heard back within 60 business days, you may reach out to HSN Partner Relations at: PartnerRelations@hsn.net.

Can I resubmit a product?

Once you have heard back from us, there is no need to resubmit a product. However, if you have another product in the future that you think would be a good fit for HSN, please feel free to submit it through our American Dreams submissions portal.