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    Date submitted
  • 10-Aug-2017

Smart Shelf llc


Smart Shelf llc is a debt-free, company established in 2015, headquartered in St. Clair County Michigan. The company was founded as an entrepreneurial venture to create value for customers through innovative products revolving around mobile phones and electronic devices.

Smart Shelf specializes in novel portable space-saving shelf platforms in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. No assembly required. All Smart Shelf products will have the option of embedded wireless charging technology for electronic devices.


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Who is your customer?

Primary Target Market • Children/Teens • Millennials / College Students Although products can apply to anyone with the need or desire to keep personal items/devices within reach of bedside or prefer a portable wireless charging platform for electronic devices.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Problems Research and statistics reveals the recognition of a fast growing problem relating to electronic device placement and usage: A large percentage of users sleep with their electronic devices; and the majority experience what is commonly known as Low or Dead Battery Anxiety. Millions of faulty, worn out and outdated charging cords end up in landfills every year. Over 50% of children and teens sleep with and charge their devices in bed or under their pillow; the heat generated cannot dissipate and the charger will become hotter and hotter. The likely result is that the pillow/bed will catch fire. This places the child/teen an everyone else in the home in great danger.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Solution Recognizing the problems we created a novel patent-pending line niche products to service the need of both placement and charging of electronic devices that caters to a variety of market segments. Wireless charging offers minimal power consumption compared with the traditional cable-based contact method. Simply place your phone or electronic device on or near the Smart Shelf and enjoy the benefits of wireless charging without tangling cables or searching for power outlets. No need for multiple chargers; no more lost, damaged or cluttered cables. Our portable Smart Shelfs offer a safe platform to place and charge electronic devices within reach. Product Overview • Patent pending • Smart Shelf Name and Logo Trademark filed • Multipurpose portable horizontal platforms easily slide under mattress/cushioned furniture providing a drink holder, optional LED light, and solid surface platform for placement of personal items and electronic devices. • All Smart Shelf products will have the option of embedded wireless charging to charge a variety of electronic devices. • Smart shelf products are suited for product licensing with college and professional sports teams, and Disney / Marvel characters.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Competitive Advantage • Patent pending product line that offers portability and innovative technology currently unmatched by our competitors. • Ability to offer wireless charging technology that adapts to existing electronic devices without forcing consumers to purchase or upgrade current furniture or electronic devises. • Able to adapt to new and upcoming wireless technologies allowing us to quickly advance our Smart Shelf products for use with future wireless compatible devices. • Our pending Patent encompasses a variety of embodiments that include Disney character shaped platforms, College & Professional Sports logo skins and variations of the platform that expand our reach into a variety specific significant market segments. • The Smart Shelf multipurpose use platform can be used as a bed shelf, lap desk, snack tray and charging platform -- providing a unique competitive advantage over the competition.