Matt Ellison’s “Gurgle Pot” concept has been sitting in a dusty garage for over a decade; and now he’s sold over a million. # k5evening
PACIFIC, Wash – Matt Ellison’s Gurgle Pot invention not only sold well but was also famous in the media.
“It was on Stephen Colbert’s desk, and recently on ‘The Handmaids Tale,’ and we saw them on a show called ‘The Boys’ on Netflix,” said Matt’s wife, Jennifer Ellison.
The Gurgle Pot is a pitcher of water, but it’s designed to make a gurgling sound.
“It’s so low-tech, people like to buy something that can make noise without microchips,” explains Matt.
The idea for the Gurgle Pot came about when Matt and Jen were visiting France for a relative’s wedding. They were having dinner with some locals and all were mesmerized with an ornate urn that made a gurgling sound. When they couldn’t find one for sale in the United States, Matt decided to design his own.
But after designing what would become the model, life’s demands got in the way and it still fits in his father’s garage.
Finally, after ten years, his father’s decision to clean out the garage sparked Matt’s desire to develop his model into the real thing.
It became so popular he eventually quit his sales job. And Jen has used her background knowledge of marketing and wholesale to grow the business.
“It’s amazing. We’ve sold over a million and to see it take on a life of its own and come out of it as a creator – it’s humbling to have things going on that I don’t control. It’s out, Matt said.
Recently, Matt and Jen have launched another sound creation product called Chirpy Top. It is the sound of pouring wine that chirps like a bird when pouring wine and it prevents any liquid from spilling out.
Jen shared: “I’m so proud of his persistence. Everyone can have great ideas, but those are the ideas that stick and the ideas that people continue to work on every day. with one failure after another and still believe in it.”
Gurgle Pots are sold in kitchen stores or can be found online.
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