UNLEASH YOUR INNOVATION

Your ideas surge with possibility. Send us your best, and we'll see what we can do to bring your ideas to life. Full concepts, rough thoughts, improvements — unleash the power of your innovation.

From ideas and prototypes to patents. Individuals, small businesses, inventor groups...

GIVE US YOUR BEST

We’re looking for innovations to fit anywhere within our vast tools and our lawn and garden product lineups. No limits. Just imagination. Give us the best you’ve got.

BECOME PART OF THE LEGACY

Since 1893, Sears has pioneered visionary retail success with forward-thinking innovation. Help continue this legacy by submitting your ideas to Idea X-Change™. Whether you have the next great innovation or plans to improve existing products, this is where you make your ideas come to life.

submit your idea and...

  • Have a chance to be
    compensated for your work.
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  • Have the opportunity to have it
    reviewed by Sears.
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  • Tap the support of America’s
    leading retailers.
SUBMIT YOUR IDEA

FAQs

what’s in it for me?

Have a chance to get compensated for your ideas. This is an opportunity to tap the resources and influence of one of America’s leading corporations to help your product idea become a reality.

what kind of ideas are you looking for?

Anything and everything. That means ideas to expand on our current product lineup, including Tools, Lawn & Garden, Storage — even something that’s not a physical product but a bigger idea. But we’re also looking for new products that have not been in the market before, and out-of-the-box thinking. 3-D printing, holograms, robots. Bring it on.

what is the review process?

Once your idea is submitted, we’ll send confirmation that we received your idea, then our Idea X-Change team will review your materials. From there, reviewers may accept your idea for further exploration, pass or request details to learn more.

how do I know if my submission has been recieved?

You will receive a verification “thank you” message with a confirmation number. If you do not see the message and get your submission number, your entry was not received.

what should I include to increase my chances of the company selecting my idea?

Be sure to fill out the submission entirely. This includes all available pictures, drawings and as many details as possible to give us a sense of how your idea is unique and useful to the community.

what kind of pictures or images should I upload?

Our file upload feature accepts up to 10 files in JPG, PDF or PNG format. The maximum upload size is 4MB each.

will the materials I submit be returned to me?

Materials will not be returned. Please make sure you have duplicates of any physical material you might decide to submit.

can I submit my idea another way?

At this point, digital entry is the fastest. But you can send it via USPS to the address below:

Sears Holdings Corporation
attn: Idea X-Change Team
DC-221B
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

what happens if the company likes my idea?

If your idea is selected for further exploration, we will contact you.

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Idea X-Change™ Submission Terms and Conditions

Thank you for your interest in submitting your idea and related information (“Idea”) to Sears Brands Management Corporation (the “Company”). We can only consider your Idea if you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms”), by clicking “I Agree” below. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, do not submit your Idea. All communications with the Company related to your Idea will be governed by these Terms.

In exchange for the Company reviewing my Idea, I agree to the following:

The following people besides myself have contributed to the Idea:

  • The Company may review and evaluate my Idea under these Terms, but I agree that the Company is under no obligation to take any action related to my Idea.
  • The Idea submitted is my own creation and the Idea does not include nor infringe any third party intellectual property rights.
  • I understand that the Company is under no obligation to keep my Idea confidential.
  • I will keep confidential the fact that I have submitted my Idea to the Company as well as the fact of any interest the Company may express in my Idea.
  • I understand that I am responsible for obtaining any patent protection for my Idea unless the Company agrees in writing and in advance to a different arrangement.
  • If the Company is interested in my Idea, I will negotiate exclusively with the Company for a period of six months regarding compensation for its use or purchase of my Idea.
  • I acknowledge that the Company may have independently developed or received the Idea, or a similar idea, in which Case my submission of the Idea to Company will not affect Company’s right to use such independently developed or sourced ideas without compensation to me.
  • I acknowledge that my recourse for Company’s uncompensated use of my Idea, if any, is limited to any remedies available under U.S. patent law.
  • The Company remains free to contest the scope, validity and enforceability of any rights I may have or acquire in the Idea.
  • These Terms and the parties’ rights are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois.

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