If you've been waiting for your product to hit it big, be sure to enter the National Mail Order Association's "US 500" contest. If it's one of the 500 products chosen, it may be seen by mail order, catalog and infomercial companies, as well as other direct marketers. "The products we select will be exposed to hundreds of merchandise buyers from around the world, adding export possibilities as a bonus," says John Schulte, chief manager of the NMOA.
All 500 selected products will enjoy free publicity in "Mail Order Digest," the association's newsletter. The best product from each state will also be featured on the NMOA Web site (http://www.nmoa.org) for an entire year.
Completed entries must be submitted no later than December 31, 1996. To receive an entry form, call the NMOA at (612) 788-1673, or write to 2807 Polk St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-2954.