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How Quirky Works

Submit an Idea

Describe your brilliant product idea and answer a few questions about how it might work.

Collaborate & Earn

Let the community enhance your idea while you contribute to theirs. Each time you invent or contribute, you earn a royalty.

We Make it Real

Quirky selects products from the community for manufacturing and brings them to store shelves in record time.

Cash In

Every time a Quirky product sells that you invented – or contributed to – you’ll earn money. Forever.









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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Quirky?

Quirky is a free community-led invention platform that brings real people’s ideas to life. Invention is hard. It requires a diverse set of skills, and it costs a lot of money. Everyday people have brilliant ideas but no way to see them become real products. Quirky makes inventing and selling products possible by pairing inventors with product designers and big manufacturing companies that can bring their ideas to life.

How often does Quirky review inventions?

We’re constantly evaluating inventions. We don’t just look at your submission once and make a decision – it’s an ongoing process. Sometimes we’re focused on specific categories and we’ll dedicate more resources to reviewing inventions in those categories. But never fear! If your invention is sitting in the Review phase, it’s on our radar and is in the consideration set to bring to market.

When should I expect to hear back from Quirky about my invention submission?

You should expect to hear from us within 45 days of submitting your invention. You may hear from us that we’re ready to move it to Development or we may let you know that we’re not focusing on manufacturing in that category right now. If we think your submission could benefit from more time in the Concept phase, we’ll give you the option to open it back up and make your submission stronger.

How do you decide which products to manufacture?

Together with our manufacturing partners, we choose products based on an evaluation framework that includes: how unique the idea is, if it is patentable, if there is a market for the product, the competitive landscape, how viable it is to manufacture, and the manufacturer’s product development roadmap. We also take into account the market research conducted on quirky.com and the love the invention has received from the community (in the form of up votes!).

Is there a cost to joining Quirky?

No! Quirky is a completely free platform for inventors and influencers.

What is the royalty structure?

Check out this blog article to learn more about our royalty structure. For all the nitty gritty details, visit our terms of service

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