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Helping inventors and entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams more quickly.
Do you know how long it took for me to successfully commercialize my first invention – the Wonder Wallet?
13 years! No, that is not a typo, it took me that long to achieve success, working very hard.
Here is the good news. I know how to commercialize inventions much faster now – typically 1 to 3 years.
It is not magic, it is about resources, knowing what you want, and having a clear strategy to get there.
My purpose is to provide information tools and resources to help inventors like you – tools I wished existed when I began my journey. Throughout AlanBeckley.com, you can download templates and .pdf information files for free. Just like the one below this text. Other information can be purchased for $10 or less.
If you have a retail-ready invention with commercial appeal, I can help you too. There are no guarantees – many products simply do not resonate in the commercial market. But, I will always give you my best advice for free.
I am working to create a webinar this summer to provide a rich variety of information and resources for inventors – stay tuned.
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There are many pictures on this website. Why? Because I love to travel to interesting places across the globe whenever I can. I hope they may inspire you to plan a fun getaway for you and your family. Bon Voyage!
Sydney Harbor view from Taronga Park Zoo
Ancient Incan Temple of Machu Picchu, Peru
Hilo Bay, Big Island, Hawaii
Dreams really do come true! My story.
I invented a thin wallet that held twice as many cards but flexed for back pocket comfort and turned it into a retail product: Savvy Caddy wallets. Like so many inventors, my invention had humble beginnings: I sold Savvy Caddy wallets anywhere I could, including fairs and festivals, and later at military bases and VA Hospitals. Customers loved my wallets, but retailers were skeptical and manufacturers, it seemed, had little interest in licensing my product. It was frustrating! Sound familiar?
Finally, in 2009 I was able to achieve commercial success selling on QVC. After selling thousands of wallets on QVC, I set my sights on the ‘big game:’ selling on DRTV (direct response TV) where I felt I could sell hundreds of thousands of wallets. For over 5 years, I persisted and pursued just about everyone in the DRTV industry: none it seemed were interested in a slim wallet product. Finally, in 2015 I was able to license my invention to Allstar Products, one of the largest DRTV companies in the business. Allstar rolled out my wallet design, now called Wonder Wallet, into over 10,000 retail stores across the US and Canada. In the first year, they sold over 1 million wallets and I collected a small royalty from each one.
In 2002 I began my journey as an inventor with a simple idea for a thin wallet that I knew would change the world. I filed my first of two patents envisioning millions of consumers buying my Savvy Caddy wallets, but I had no idea the path that lay before me. I received a pummeling of no’s from potential licensees – no thank you; from retailers – sorry, not for us; from online and catalog merchants – not really a fit at this time. QVC had been my one bright light, but it ended after two years and the battle resumed for another five years of no’s from DRTV companies. Persistence and an unflagging belief in my product kept me in the fight. Like an embattled boxer who had been knocked down in fourteen rounds, I rose to fight one more round and something amazing happened: I won! It took me 15 years to successfully commercialize my invention.
I’ll bet you can identify with this story.
Over the years I met countless inventors with great products who, like me, were struggling to make “real money” by commercializing their products successfully. Most of them, after many years, finally just gave up: out of money, out of frustration, and out of patience.
Throughout my journey, I learned real, practical ways to cut years off the long journey to commercialization. With my success, I vowed to make a difference for other inventors. Today, I provide a free services to other inventors, including mentoring, books, and training information. I also have items I sell to inventors as well. For inventors who have retail-ready products, I can serve as a licensing agent, charging nothing unless we succeed in licensing the product. If we do, I will share in a portion of any future royalties. My goal and purpose is simple: to help other inventors to cut years off of the process, to achieve meaningful success much more quickly than I did; and, when possible, to share in their success.