Joseph Segel launched the QVC Home Shopping Network in 1986. The network operates through television broadcasts and online platforms. As of 2015 it is the world's leading e-commerce retailer and multimedia shopping company, employing 17,000 people worldwide.
QVC allows retailers to sell products through its network of videos, broadcasts and websites. The network runs themed television shows throughout the day to showcase items for sale. Users can call in or go to the company website to order products. The company also sells items through mobile platforms.
QVC stands for Quality, Value and Convenience. The company's headquarters is outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.