As if inventors didn’t have enough to stew over, today’s consumers are faced with a record number of options in most product categories.?The competition for shelf space and brand loyalty?is fierce. In today’s society, it isn’t a matter of whether or not a consumer needs your invention?after all, they’ve somehow survived this long without it?but if they?want it.
The good news? Consumers are also more fickle than ever. Consumers are becoming less brand loyal and are more likely to try new products based on cost and perceived value.?When submitting your invention ideas to our As Seen on TV (ASOTV) Open Search, general Open Search, or any partner-sponsored Innovation Searches, be sure to consider industry trends. The ability to not only?innovate around current industry trends, but also proactively forecast?future trends is key to successfully bringing a product idea to market.
Here’s a list of 15 websites to help stay abreast consumer product industry trends:
The definitive online destination for the modern and contemporary pet industry.
Useful reviews and informative commentary about new and existing kitchen products.
The dream website for any tradesman, publishing professional reviews and industry tool news
Your destination for the?latest home d?cor trends including the newest products and design ideas.
The go-to site for the trends and news of all home appliances
Website and blog of Reyne Rice, toy industry trend expert/analyst,?consultant, and media spokesperson.
A packaging design blog founded in 2008 providing a rich source of information and inspiration.
An interior design blog revealing trends & inspirations behind modern, designer and contemporary furniture, lighting and home accessories.
Up to date information on everything in the automobile world.
Independent blog covering?the trends, news and real demo of the wearable technologies.
Blog reporting on the growing modern design trends happening for baby decor, furniture, fashion, and baby gear.
Blog reporting?short-form DRTV, or As Seen on TV (ASOTV) products.
Social forum known for intelligent, honest and uncompromising discussions on all aspects of the fashion industry.
A free, daily news digest reporting on technology’s impact on health care
Men’s shopping blog covering the latest in gear, gadgets, style, technology and more.
So, what are your favorite industry product trends? Are you familiar or would recommend any of the sites we’ve listed here? Let us know in the comments below!