Plop Star Shark Tank Update

Known as ‘the world’s most discreet bathroom deodorizer’, Plop star is a stink-blocking portable bathroom tablet. Plop Star tablets are made with essential oils which are Citrus scented to create an odor-blocking barrier. All you have to do is just drop one tablet in the bowl.

What Plop Star does is, it blocks the embarrassing odor and then starts with a buffer of essential oils and leaves behind a subtle citrus scent.

Plop Star is designed to help you “rock the bowl, anytime, anywhere.” It is specially designed for people who are not comfortable using public washrooms and are scared to leave an embarrassing smell behind.

In terms of maintaining hygiene, Plop Star is a really good product. The tablets come individually wrapped and are about 2 inches in diameter in a pack of 30.

Plop Star at a glance:

IdeaPortable bathroom tablet.
FoundersTyler Jay
Asked ForAsked For $150,000 for 10% at a $1.5 million valuation
Accepted DealReceived no deal.
SharksNo Shark
Business statusIn Business
Episode No.Season 11, Episode 5
Buy on AmazonBuy Now!

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Who are the Founders of Plop Star?

Plop Star is founded by Tyler Jay in 2018. Tyler Jay is a graduate of Media Arts from the University of Arizona. Tyler Jay worked in an ad agency for a couple of years. Then he founded Tandem Inc. in 2014 which is a creative production studio.

Just like others, Mr. Jay also never felt comfortable using the bathroom outside his home because he didn’t like leaving the ‘evidence’ behind. That is why he tried to find products that would deodorize the smell but he didn’t find any product which would meet his expectations so he decided to make his own.

After 3 and a half years of research, Plop Star was introduced in 2018. At first, he wanted to create a liquid deodorizer spray. He had an R&D team, but after a year of beta testing, they were not satisfied with the results. Then later, he got his inspiration from bath bombs.

They thought of creating a portable bathroom deodorizer in tablet form. After one and half years of researching, testing, formulating, reformulating, and tweaking 37 times, they got the desired result and a product that can be actually introduced in markets.

Shark Tank pitch of Plop Star:

In spite of mixed reviews from the public, Plop Star has observed a spike in sales after they appeared in a Shark Tank episode. After the founder appeared on the show, Plop Star was sold out for a period of time on their website after the episode.

 Plop Star didn’t initially have the greatest go-round on Shark Tank, with light sales leading to a lack of investments in the company. But the bad reviews and the lack of cash apparently haven’t slowed down the company, which has continued to build up its online presence.

In shark Tank Plop Star was left without a deal. But Tyler Jay said he didn’t mind leaving Shark Tank with no funding as it was always his dream to be featured on the ABC program.

“My family has been watching Shark Tank together for years. A lot of effort went into developing Plop Star, and it’s been a dream come true to now be one of the featured entrepreneurs on the show,” said Tyler Jay.

What Happened to Plop Star after Shark Tank?

The Plop Star tablet comes individually wrapped and is about 2 inches in diameter. Plop Star Tablets come in three types of packages- a pack of 30 which costs about $12.99, Plop Star 30-pack tub which costs $14.99, and a pack of 6 which costs about $4.99. It is available on Amazon.com as well as their website plopstar.com.

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It failed to make much of an impression on the investors in Shark Tank. While Tyler Jay started by asking for a $150,000 investment in exchange for a 10 percent stake, it didn’t generate enough interest from the investors, largely due to the lack of sales. As the report noted, Plop Star had sold just $12,000 in products in the months before the show.

After the Shark Tank episode Plop Star observed a spike in sales. Currently, the product is available on Amazon.com but it’s sold out on plopstar.com. Tyler Jay plans to pursue B2B and to try to get into more retail.

What is Plop Star’s net worth?

At the time of the shark tank appearance, Plop Star was valued at around $1.5 million. In Shark Tank, Plop Star was left without a deal. Investors called Tyler Jay respectful, cautious, and a quiet person but they felt that Tyler Jay didn’t test the market.

Guest investor Rohan Oza was open to a deal but he was struggling with a seeming lack of a game plan. He also exits leaving Plop Star without a deal.

Competitor analysis of Plop Star:

Poo-Pourri:

Pou-Pourri sells fragrant sprays for toilets. These are made of essential oils and natural compounds, which coat the surface of the water hold bad odors.

Poo-Pourri’s retail price of $10 for a 2-ounce bottle. Poo-Pourri generated nearly $60 million in 2018. the company is now valued at more than $400 million.

Squatty Potty:

Squatty Potty along with their squat stools are known for their toilet sprays. They have various scents available. Their products weigh about 40lbs and cost between $7 to $10. In 2017, the company achieved a mark of 33 million dollars.

Is Plop Star profitable?

In spite of mixed reviews from the public, Plop Star has customers who seem to be in favor of the scented toilet tablets.

Poop-smell science suggests that tablets are only effective in targeting smells produced from solids and do little to affect smells that have already made their way into the air. Plop Star had sold just $12,000 in products in the months before the show.

Interesting facts about Plop Star:

  • Tyler Jay developed Plop Star during evenings and weekends when he wasn’t consumed with the demands of his role as founder and director of the Chicago production company, Tandem Inc., or spending time with his family.
  • To support the product’s entry into the marketplace, Tyler Jay and his Tandem crew teamed up with The Colonie and Comma Music to create one of the funniest commercials covered in Reel Chicago last year.
  • Plop Star is really helpful for people who have had weight loss surgery and are facing foul bowel movement issues.
  • Tyler Jay got inspired by bath bombs. He says his daughter loves bath bombs. He said, “one night when we threw a bath bomb into her bathwater,  I had my ‘ah-ha’ moment. We decided that we should pursue creating a bathroom deodorizer in a portable tablet form.”

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How much is Plop Star worth?

Plop Star failed to make much of an impression on the investors in Shark Tank. While Tyler Jay started by asking for a $150,000 investment in exchange for a 10 percent stake, it didn’t generate enough interest from the investors, largely due to the lack of sales.

Who are the Founders of Plop Star?

Plop Star is founded by Tyler Jay in 2018. Tyler Jay is a graduate of Media Arts from the University of Arizona.

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