Frequently Asked Questions
I am a top UK demonstrator and have one of the largest teams in the Europe. We are a friendly and supportive team and we have our own community on facebook and meet regularly at events throughout the UK. I would love you to join Stampin’ Up! and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. You may have questions so I hope this FAQ helps but please get in touch if you need to talk through things with me to see if the opportunity is right for you.
Who can join?
Anyone, as long as you are over 18 years of age, and live in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands or Austria.
How much does it cost?
£99 (129 €) and you can simply choose any current catalogue products to the value of £130. You also receive a business supplies kit which includes catalogues, order forms and everything needed to get your business started. The starter kit is shipped direct to your home address within approx 3-4 working days of signing up.
During Sale-a-bration you can choose an ADDITIONAL TWO STAMP SETS OF ANY VALUE in addition to your £130 choice of any current products!
It is an amazing deal and Sale-a-brtion runs from 4th Jan – 30th March 2017.
Do I have to demonstrate?
We would love you to but you don’t have to. If you can reach the manageable quarterly minimums with your own purchases you can simply join and benefit from the discounts and deals. There is no pressure from me as your upline or from Stampin’ Up! but if you change your mind and want to start a class or two or sell to friends or customers you can. You are in charge and you set your own targets and goals. It is so easy to share what you are passionate about and Stampin’ Up! offers some great incentives to get you sharing and earning so there is lots of scope to earn, promote and be rewarded simply by sharing what you love and the fantastic products.
What is the quarterly minimum?
The quarterly minimum sales target is £270 (300 CSV). Whenever sales are mentioned in the Compensation Plan, they won’t be shown in local currency. In order to make our compensation plan applicable to all markets, regardless of currency, we use a common measurement: commissionable sales volume or CSV.
Your first quarterly minimum needs to be reached at the end of a full quarter and if you join part way through a quarter you will be given till the end of the next quarter to reach your minimum. Quarters are as follows Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sept, Oct-Dec.
What happens if I don’t reach my minimums?
Nothing‼ If you don’t reach your minimums by the end of the designated quarter you are given one more month, called a pending month, to reach your minimum. If you don’t reach it for whatever reason you are no longer a demo and will not be able to access the demo website. You get to keep everything you have purchased and revert back to being a customer!
What discounts do I get?
On all orders placed you receive 20% discount off the net product total or 21% discount off if you are in the Netherlands. You can earn more commission the more sales you make in a month and any extra commission payments are calculated at the end of the month and paid direct in the bank account of your choice mid-way through the following month. You also get the chance to pre-order products a month earlier than the general release as well as very generous offers and discounts including hostess benefits on all eligible orders.
When you sign up as a demo, you receive the title of Bronze. As you build your business, you can advance to subsequent titles and if/when you reach the next title of Bronze Elite you will receive 25% discount on your future orders/sales.
What training/support will I receive?
All the information you need is located on the demo website. We have a dedicated demo support helpline who are amazing and I have six years of experience and knowledge and can help you as little or as much as you need. You have access to Stampin’ Up!’s dedicated forum Stampin’ Connection. I have a team facebook group as well as a dedicated downline blog filled with resources. I offer training and events, where we spend time together, craft and share inspiration as well as offering training on how to launch your business, how to get started, how to earn the incentives and trips. Stampin’ Up! also offer events throughout the year in various locations. I run monthly meet ups local to me, a quarterly event on a Sunday in Northants and also a weekend getaway in Birmingham once a year as well as visiting the Netherlands several times a year. Everyone is welcome to every event and we craft, have fun and hang out together sharing our common love of Stampin’ Up! and its products.
Should I choose a local demo as my upline?
You need to make the right choice for you as once you sign up you are unable to change your upline without resigning and rejoining 3 months later. Everyone is different and I would encourage you to do your research, don’t just look on-line pick up the phone and talk to the demo direct. Your upline does not necessarily need to be local to you and you need to consider what it is that is most important to you and make your decision based on that. Some questions you may wish to consider are –
- Do you want a local upline to meet up with for support and ideas?
- Do you want business support or help to get your business off the ground?
- Do you want to be left alone?
- Do you want to be part of a community/team?
- Are you on facebook?
- Are you willing to travel to training/events?
Once you have decided what you want from an upline, call for a chat as it is really important that you get along and that your upline can give you what you need. You may not need training or be interested in meeting up but are happy to chat with other team members on facebook. One of the best things about Stampin’ Up! are the people. I have one of the largest teams in Europe and offer support, guidance, training, ideas, inspiration and help, as much or as little as you need. You can choose to be part of the team/community or you can choose not to be, no pressure but you are free to choose. We run regular blog hops, offer product shares and have fortnightly challenges on our facebook group and welcome all new recruits no matter if you are buying for yourself for starting a business. My training, support and online community are available to all near and far and I have team members far and wide.
How do I join?
To join, all you need to do is complete these quick and simple steps –
- Click the ‘Join Now’ button below
- Read the demo agreement and agree to the terms and conditions
- Add £130 worth of any products to the online starter kit order
Once Stampin’ Up! receive your online application they will email you a login for the Stampin’ Up! website (usually the same day) and you will be able to access the demo website and explore all the useful resources and information as well as the opportunity to place your own orders and see your commissions etc. Your kit is shipped direct to you within 3-4 working days. You cannot place your first order within 7 days of joining. You will need to enter a your bank info when visiting the Stampin’ Up! demo website for the first time. It is the bank account that Stampin’ Up! will pay any extra commission you have earned back into and you will need your IBAN and SWIFT code. This can be found on your bank statement or your online banking info. If in doubt call your bank for your unique identifier.
How did I get started with Stampin’ Up?
I have been a demonstrator for over 9 years since Stampin’ Up launched in Europe and have had the most wonderful experiences. I truly love the products, the people and have embraced this fantastic opportunity that has since become my full time job. I have made Stampin’ Up! my business and became the #1 demonstrator in the UK in 3 short years. I have no previous experience with direct sales and have am constantly growing my business. . I provide some useful tools to help you when you first get started such as a colour sampler and a welcome booklet explaining all the basics and a personalised notebook. I have loads of useful websites and resources to help you get inspired and making some beautiful items. Call me for more info 01296 715787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am here to help and if you have any questions I would love to chat openly and honestly to see if the opportunity is right for you, no pressure just honest answers.