ClipCleany… chances are you have never heard of it. I just became aware of ClipCleany after reading the “Innovation Michigan” section of the West Michigan Business Review. Well the ClipCleany is a new product for dog owners to attach onto leashes, here is more info off of their website:
“It is a small egg shaped container that fits directly on the leash that keeps doggy do-do bags—the ones you want to use- from plastic grocery sacks to any number of doggy waste bags on the market today. The ClipCleany™ also has a wet chamber to carry wipes and a dry chamber for money or dog treats.”
Since I have three dogs this device sounds interesting, and I want to see the product and examine this “egg” for myself and see the size, the compartments, and how it works. So I visit ClipCleany’s homepage – no pictures. I go to ClipCleany store – well that is weird, no ClipCleanys for sale, just apparel and accessories. OooooooK well I guess the ClipCleany logo design is kind of cute, but I am not sure if I would want to purchase any apparel without actually seeing or knowing or owning the actual product, but some people might. Alright so let’s see where else this elusive product might be hiding on this website, a ha the “Benefits” tab. Wait nope nothing really in there which hasn’t already been discussed on the homepage. Wow this is frustrating, why can’t I find this product. Next stop, “Media” eh forget it, I don’t want to watch a video right now, lets move on to “Blog.” Hey look there is a picture of the ClipCleany, cool, let me click on the image to get a better view. Well did not help, I think the picture got blurrier. Alright I guess I will resign myself to start watching some video, so I click one the Fox 17 news videos. Finally success! They show the product, and even better, they actually cover why they have been so secretive about the ClipCleany – patent was still pending, concerned with foreign rights (both of which sound like valid concerns).
But if they can show the product on TV how come the product is not yet visible on the website? Especially since she is looking for manufacturers and retailers to carry the product, wouldn’t you want it visible to the public so they can start asking their retailers for it and hopefully start to create a demand? Or at least make a comment on the homepage as to why the product is not being shown. Because that would have been extremely helpful when I was first seeking out information on the ClipCleany, and I would image other visitors have similar thoughts as well. Anyways good luck to ClipCleany and hopefully we will see the product on shelves soon.