Soap Sox on the Shark Tank
Teddy Needs a Bath" Washing Bag.
|"Tank" the "Shark"|
helped Soap Sox Sponges get on the
Shark Tank Show!
Anyone that's ever given a youngster a bath, knows first hand the last thing they want to do is scrub down with a bar of soap. Sure the old sock puppet trick using an old sock and a bar of soap will work with a little creativity, but in the end, its still just a sock.
Just a little over a year ago, Phillips and Uy took the sock puppet idea with finger pockets, and a soap pocket, around brand new cartoon character's, and started a campaign on Kickstarter with a $45,000.00 goal. The Soap Sox campaign successfully ended September 21, 2013, raising $52,000.00 from over 620 backers.
The really interesting part about the Soap Socks Success is both Ray and Alvin already envisioned getting on the Shark Tank Show from the very beginning.
The SoapSox inventors had a total of 6 stuffed animals to choose from during the campaign, one coincidentally named "Tank" who is a "Shark". Get it?,, Yes, of course you do. LOL.
Obviously Mindy and all the Shark Tank Producer's also "got it", especially when the concept was already successfully proven on Kickstarter. What better product to pitch to the Sharks than another Shark named Tank? As with all Successful Shark Tank Products, the Soap Socks for Kids also needs a good emotional story to go a long with the product, and I believe they do. On a lighter note, Ray and Alvin also know how to have a great time as evidenced in this Soap Sox Video.
Soap Sox before the Shark Tank UpdateThe Soap Sox Stuffed Animals has so many things going for it, I'm not sure where to begin. When you consider how popular stuffed animals have always been with children, and how hard it is to get them to use a bar of soap, the combination is simply a perfect fit with mass consumer appeal.
Interestingly enough, Shark Tank Episode 603 only feature's three new products instead of the normal four. The very few times this has ever happened on any episode of the Shark Tank always meant one thing, one product created enough interest amongst the Sharks that it was given additional air time. Could the Soap Socks be the main product featured in episode 603? They just might be.
According to the Soap Socks Blog dated a few days ago on September 28th, the Soap Sox Stuffed Animals are now available in 51 Nordstrom stores all around the country. Most Entrepreneurs this close to "Show Time" before over 7 million people first learn about their product would be getting ready for the "Shark Tank Effect" coming their way. But no, Ray and Alvin announce 5 days before episode 603 first airs, they also have enough product to fully stock 51 Nordstrom stores at the same time. Hm, that sure smells a little fishy. Almost like a Shark or two just took a big bite out of this new start-up business, and wasting no time turning the Soap Sox Animal Sponges into the next very successful Shark Tank product. We'll find out here real soon and see if I'm right.
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"Soap Sox Bath Sponges"
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