A Finalist Again with Edison Nation

I just wanted to share with you the latest news that once again the Redema Ottoman Footrest has reached the Finalist stage with Edison Nation, a group that helps inventors (I like the term product developer, myself) get their products to market. You may have seen their show on PBS.

I reached the finalist stage for the first time this summer with Bed, Bath and Beyond via Edison Nation, but did not succeed in being selected at that time. I’m in the running for some other opportunities with Bed, Bath and Beyond, as well as some other fine companies, but it will be some months before I know how those turn out.

This recent achievement of reaching Finalist status is with a much bigger retailer, and I confess I don’t know if I’m supposed to tell. Suffice it to say it is the largest in the world. It is also one of the most challenging to contact with new ideas. So, I have to say I’m just a little excited that the Redema will at least get a passing glance from some powerful eyes. (I’ll still have to wait a number of weeks before I know if I’ve achieved the Success level, but Thanksgiving will certainly be abundant in every way if I should!)

I’m thrilled I’ve gotten this far, but it has been very satisfying to know how much the Redema has helped so many people. Thank you to those of you who have been willing to test out this new product, and even more thanks to those of you who have graciously shared your stories in return. They are priceless.

I truly hope the day will come soon you can proudly say, “I got one of the originals,” as your friends and family go to buy a Redema Ottoman Footrest for themselves in a well-known store. Then our wonderful little secret for portable and adjustable comfort will be out, won’t it?

Here’s to your comfort,
Karen

Tell us your Redema Experience Here

I’m having a great time processing orders for you (for no charge at the moment –well, OK, there are the shipping and handling fees), which is done by yours truly, the Product Developer of the Redema Ottoman Footrest, Karen Tinsley-Kim. This deal may not last much longer, as it is dependent upon how many remain in stock.

I believe in the Redema very much and continue to use it daily. I’m just having trouble getting the attention I need for the Redema so it can be even more accessible to your family and friends. Many of the stores I’ve approached over the last year or two are no longer in business, and for the ones that remain, the competition has been fierce.

Being a full-time university instructor and mom of three young men has not afforded me the time or funds to adequately market this product. However, I am grateful and pleased with the progress I’ve made thus far to actually get the Redema patented (US Utility Patent #7,464,991), thanks to the great help of family and friends.

Frankly, I’ve been at this long enough that my current packaging needs to be redone. They are not suitable for store shelves anymore. But instead of letting these Redemas go to waste, I’m giving them away with the expectation that all of you will help me get the Redema Ottoman Footrest where it should be — under more people’s legs and feet so they can benefit.

Like the economy, the future of the Redema Ottoman Footrest is uncertain. It may be that once these are gone (and frankly there are not so many), I may just call this amazing adventure in product development of the Redema a done deal.

Would you share your Redema Experience here, especially if you have participated in this special giveaway? You may be among the select owners of the only Redema Ottoman Footrests that will ever be made. Your thoughts and tributes are most genuinely appreciated!

Can’t afford an adjustable bed?

Just a few days ago, I a local woman obtained a Redema for her husband who has had multiple back surgeries, and he desired some kind of elevated support while in bed. My grandmother continues to use hers for one of her legs when she sleeps. I’ve had other customers tell me they’ve purchased a Redema for similar reasons so they could get elevation for their legs and feet but while lying down.

For some of us it might be to improve circulation, others to relieve pain, while for others it may be to reduce swelling or a combination of these. Compared to the expensive adjustable beds out there, the Redema is a much more affordable, but still adjustable option for lower-body elevation.

Why don’t you click here to find out for yourself if the Redema Ottoman Footrest could serve you or a loved one with better comfort and perhaps health, too?

Little Ears Expo with Z88.3

I’m heading out to visit the Little Ears Expo that Z88.3, our local Christian radio station, is sponsoring at the First Baptist Church of Orlando. It is being held right now at Faith Hall until 3pm today, Saturday, July 25th. More information about this event for mommies of young ones can be found here: http://zradio.org/index/promo/little_ears_expo/

Being that the Redema was originally designed to give this formerly pregnant mom some portable, adjustable relief from her swelling, or edema, I’m off to share my solution for discomfort, especially during that last trimester and after delivery. I’m offering a free shipping and handling coupon in honor of this event. Type in Z88lee in the coupon code by Monday, July 27th.

To your comfort — especially to moms of those with little ears! Hope I will or did meet you there at the Little Ears Expo!