Curious about joining?It didn’t take me long to decide but sometimes people want to cross as many t's as possible before jumping on board and that's just fine - smart really! Stampin' Up! is a well-known, respected company. Since 1988 they have been selling stamps and paper crafting supplies. In that time, not only have they won industry awards and accolades, but also the loyalty and admiration of demonstrators and customers alike. But go ahead and cross off as many t's as are listed here and if you have more, contact me.
Keep in mind the following: Stampin' Up! is more than just the paper and the stamps. It's about making new friends, it's about the customers, it's about relationships, it's about sharing and caring about others. If this speaks to you, then this is the right decision.
What is the cost to join?
There is no 'join fee'. Instead, you purchase a Starter Kit for $135 CDN and for that price, you get:
- Your choice of up to $165 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
- A business supply pack valued at $70!
You must sell/purchase $400 CDN per quarter (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec) to stay current. However, the quarter in which you sign up is waived. For example, if you sign up in April, you have until September 30 to fulfill the $400 in sales/purchases – that gives you six months to try it out - there really is no risk and no strings attached.
What if I decide I don't like it once I've started?
You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders. However, there are so many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator.
What happens if I don’t sell $400 in a quarter?
If you do not sell $400 in a quarter, you will be automatically placed into “pending” status and SU gives you 30 days to catch up. So if the quarter ends June 30 and you had $350 in sales in that quarter, then in July you have to submit at least $50 in sales to stay active.
What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. This is a direct marketing business and most direct marketing business rely on the 'home party' plan. This does help in meeting more people for your business but you do not have to hold any events. You can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $400 quarterly sales minimum.
However, how can I make money as a demonstrator?
You can earn money in three or more ways:
- instant or deferred income (20-25 percent of each order)
- monthly volume rebates (4-13 percent of total monthly sales)
- monthly team commissions (1-6.5 percent of your recruits' sales)
- income from products you create (cards, packaging, gift sets, etc.)
- classes you host locally or online
No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid team commissions on your team's sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.
Is there any training or support?
Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a quarterly publication called Stampin’ Success, filled with samples, tips, techniques and class/workshop ideas; membership to Stampin' Connection, an online community of demonstrators sharing everything from crafting ideas to business advice; access to a personalized website; annual and seasonal catalogues; and fabulous support agents.
As your team leader, I will provide one-on-one training and mentoring, participation in team meetings and Stampin' Up! events, and three complementary classes. You will become part of an amazing group of ladies who share a passion for stamping and playing. We share ideas, support one another and have become friends for life. For more about me, I invite you to visit My Story.
Do I have to live in your area to be on your team?
Not at all - you can live anywhere in Canada. I can support you via social media and the old-fashioned telephone.
So, how do I sign up?
Go to this page and join my team.