Working out can be a drag, but in 2015, creators Gloria Hoffman and Linda Clark introduced the world (and the Sharks) to their funky “Simply Fit Board” which gets you to twist your way to a rock-hard core. Needless to say, the Sharks saw potential in this invention breaking into the fitness market.
Lori invested a pretty sum in the device. Soon enough, the product seemed to generate a pretty big following. And the trio ended up raking in $9 million within a few months thanks to huge stores like Home Depot and Walmart that kept stock of the product.
Grace and Lace - $20 million
Couple Rick and Melissa Hinnant got on the show to pitch their women's accessory business "Grace and Lace" in 2013. The idea revolved around comfortable yet stylish leg warmers, which, the couple had originally made for themselves to provide comfort during tough times.
Barbara was attracted to the idea the most, which definitely helped boost their popularity. In fact, when it aired, the company exploded with orders. The owners, initially unprepared for the overwhelming success struggled to keep up with shipping out orders. The day their episode aired their revenue jumped to $1 million. In total, they have made $20 million since their pitch aired.
Copa Di Vino - $25 million
James Martin, considered by the investors as the most disliked contestant, came on the show twice with the same pitch. Needless to say, he was let down both times. But his nifty idea got the attention of viewers around the country. The idea? Single-serving glasses of wine. Pretty simple - right?
Though he rejected the Sharks' offers twice, he got the recognition he needed to get that sales boom and save his family's winery from going bust. It just goes to show that sometimes, patience is the best virtue. Since 2017, Martin has sold 38 million glasses of his signature Copa Di Vino wine.
InstaFire - $5 million
Barbecuing is great, but getting that fire sure is a process, and fanning a grill filled feels almost pre-historic. Not with InstaFire. The fire-starter kit comes with wood pellets, wax paraffin, and wait for it...volcanic rocks, so you know flames will fly. Up to 16 inches high in fact.
This team believed that InstaFire provided a safe and eco-friendly way to start fires for any purpose. The pitch went well and Mark and Lori in particular were impressed and decided to go in on it together. And the exposure from the show created a real buzz too. InstaFire made $5 million in the year 2019 alone.
Safe Grabs - $5 million
So you are heating something in the microwave, you take it out and your fingers practically burn off. What are you supposed to do in order to prevent this from happening in the future? Enter microwave aficionado Cyndi Lee and the problem is no longer.
Lee created silicone mats that go under the dish and fold over once you take it out, thus preventing your fingers from touching the hot plate. QVC queen Lori Greiner partnered up with Lee and together the pair made a whopping $5 million since the product's debut. The infomercial network certainly is behind a lot of that success.