Infomercials have become a staple on television. Turn on the television at any time of the day or night and soon you’ll find one. In fact, infomercials is one reason why firms like As Seen on TV have become so successful. They sell and promote a variety of products ranging from kitchen and cleaning to car and the outdoors. So here are the top a few of As Seen on TV’s Greatest Hits of all times.
Sham Wow Nation
One of the biggest sellers of all times is As Seen on TV’s Sham Wow. It is a cloth that is super strong and absorbent. The product offers a wide variety of uses like using to wash your car and on a variety of surfaces. The infomercial showed the viewers that it could absorb spills and clean up stains left by your family pet. One of the best points about the product is that it had universal appeal and wasn’t locked into any particular gender.
Walk into any retail or grocery store today and you’ll find dozens of products using the power of Oxiclean and proudly promoting it on their packaging. It got its start being sold and promoted by pitchmen like Anthony Sullivan who showed the viewing audition how the product helped get your whites whiter and kept color bleeding from ruining your clothes.
Listen Up People
Noises seem to invade the spaces of most people these days. This problem was marketed to those who had hearing issues but didn’t necessarily want to spend thousands on hearing aids. It was marketed as a personal sound amplifier that allowed to hear conversations and sounds in a comfortable and simpler way. The infomercial showed how it could help with family television nights or even eavesdropping on other conversations that you may have missed without it.
The Bedazzler Craze
One of earlier products that became a big seller for As Seen on TV was The Bedazzler from the 1970s. Not only did it take the nation by storm, it became a worldwide favorite. The product allowed the user to attach rhinestones and studs to clothes and other materials and “bedazzle” them.
The Snuggie craze keeps going on. The Snuggie is a blanket with sleeves and has sold more than 20 million since it was introduced. It is still popular today and can be found on line and in local retailers like Walmart and Target. The appeal was to those who wanted to stay home and snuggle hands free. Another appeal of the fact that they are on-size fits all.
Suzanne Somers’ Thigh Master
Suzanne Somers’ Thigh Master also showed that celebrities could help sell infomercial products too. The Thigh Master sold over 10 million pieces and is still available for purchase. The product targeted those who wanted an easy and quick way to help you tone and tighten the thigh area. It was even useful in tightening and toning the chest area if you used it for the chest.
These products are just a few of the most popular products sold by As Seen on TV. While not every product on the market today will ever meet the selling numbers or even the popularity of these specific products, there is a market for good value and good quality items. That has become even truer today with uncertain economic times and the shrinking family budgets. Today infomercials do give fill that need for many people and that is probably one of the reasons why infomercials are even widely seen on television now.