The Drop Stop on Shark Tank
Seat Gap Filler - Season 4 Episode 419 - 3/29/2013
|The Drop Stop Seen on The View|
and the Shark Tank Show
The Drop Stop was just seen on "The View" when they had a mini Shark Tank featuring successful and up and coming products featured on the ABC Hit Show. What makes the Drop Stop so unique is the fact that Lori Greiner headed up the presentation as if she had already invested in this product during the Shark Tank Show. This sent me searching because for a minute there I thought I somehow forgot about a company that has previously been on the show.
So how is it that the Drop Stop that has not even been on the Shark Tank Show get featured on The View with other successful proven shark tank products? That is a very good question and one we most likely will have to wait until next Friday to find out how and why. Will Lori disclose this information that she is already an investor and therefore will bow out of the negotiations as seen with Mark Cuban concerning another product? Irregardless of the reasons one thing is for sure, the Drop Stop is coming to the Shark Tank in a way no other product ever has. Obviously this is one invention that has some serious pull behind it to make sure it becomes a huge success.
The Drop Stop was invented by Marc Newburger and Jeffrey Simon to help solve the problem of losing things in between your car seat and center console. The Drop Stop is basically a car seat gap filler that will catch anything before it gets lost under your seat and seems to disappear sometimes never to be found again. To compliment the seat gap filler, Newburger and Simon also invented a nonslip pad for the dashboard and a small LED light whenever you may need one. The one size fits all Drop Stop is attached to your seat belt catch and works on most vehicles with a center console. They are being made in China using a 75% neoprene and 25% nylon cover with 100% polyester fiber fill.
Drop Stop Before the Shark Tank Show Update
The entire Drop Stop invention was first conceived when Marc dropped his cell phone in between his seat and console that instinctively took his eyes off the road and almost ended up getting in a car wreck. It's easy to see that this is not only a convenience product but one that could easily prevent a car accident in the future. This product has been in development since 2006 and has at least a handful of other investors prior to the Shark Tank appearance. Obviously Greiner is now another investor and has started Branding the Drop Stop as one of her own. There is no mention of Lori on the official Drop Stop website. A licensing deal maybe?
Clearly the site has been professionally done and the infomercial is top notch that already claims to have sold at least 150,000 Drop Stop units. Expect this number to be much higher during the presentation as this infomercial is already a year old and prior to Lori promoting it on The View and on QVC.
On the other hand I may have this all wrong and the Drop Stop just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Considering that The View aired the Shark Tank episode on Feb.15th, 6 weeks prior to when the Drop Stop will be featured on the Shark Tank, it is conceivable the deal was already completed and the producer's let the cat out of the bag sor-ta-speak.
In that case the Shark Tank Success Blog is predicting that Marc Newburger and Jeffrey Simon will make a deal with Lori Greiner on this episode of the Shark Tank Show. :)
It should be interesting to see how this all plays out next Friday Night March 29, 2013 on ABC.
The One Size Fits All Drop Stop Available Here