This Shark Tank Star Made a Fortune. Now You Can, Too

After years of private ownership, television retailer QVC is coming back to the public markets. But is this play going to soar like, or sink like Best Buy?

Mar 2, 2014 at 12:47PM

Viewers of the popular show, Shark Tank, know that Lori Greiner made her millions because of the QVC-TV.

Despite Lori's success, retail has always been a tough business. How do you convince thousands or millions of customers to shop at your store, buy your products, and then, hopefully, come back to buy more?

For the investing community, there are a few options to try and strike it rich in retail. There is, of course, the traditional physical retail store, like Best Buy or Target. Then there are the online options like

Recent history has, without question, favored the online players. This chart sums up the story pretty convincingly.

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And now, there's an alternative. A business that eschewed the physical store model before there was an Internet. A business that has survived the consumer move from in store to online. A business that, after several years of private ownership, will soon be trading publicly on a stock exchange near you. 

That's right... QVC, the television network superstore, is back in a big way. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jay Jenkins discusses QVC's unique model of doing business, and explains why this news is making big waves on social media.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

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KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

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Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

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