One of the first questions I am asked: Why would I join if I don’t want to sell?
Joining my Stampin’ Up! team and Stampin’ Up! is just like become part of a warehouse group, think Costco. You join and you then get to go shopping for all the products that you would normally buy, but you are going to get a 20% discount. With Stampin’ Up! there is no annual membership fee, it is risk free. To get started, you just buy your personalised kit and even that is discounted!
- Do you love stamping, scrapbooking and paper crafts?
- Do you want to get a discount of 20-25% every time you go shopping?
- Would you like to be able to order new products first? View upcoming catalogues and pre-order new products before they are released (this is one of my favourite things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator).
- Would you like to make a little extra money to support your crafting?
- You don’t want to sell anything? No problem, you don’t have to.
If you are over 18 and based in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands or Austria then purchasing the starter kit is your opportunity to join our wonderful community and share your love of the fantastic products available from Stampin’ Up! You can choose to be your best customer and purchase for the demonstrator discounts, or, if you choose you can earn an income if you decide to demonstrate the products at classes etc. Stampin’ Up! is customisable to suit you. I certainly won’t pressure you to do something you are simply not interested in, but if you want to take Stampin’ Up! to the next level, I am here to help.
I have been a demonstrator since Stampin’ Up launched in Europe and still love the products and meeting new people. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing the love of Stampin’ Up!
To join Stampin’ Up! you simply purchase the great value starter kit for £99 (129€). You can choose any current products of your choice to the value of £130(175€). You also receive a free business pack with your kit, to use if you want to, and delivery is FREE!
If you have an order to place that is between £99 and £130, and you think that you may order more supplies over the next three months, why not take advantage and join. Not sure what to put in your kit? Here is a suggested list:
All you need to join is complete these quick and simple steps:
- Click the image below.
- Read the demo agreement and agree to the terms and conditions
- Add £130 worth of any products to the online starter kit order
- Enter your bank details so that Stampin’ Up! can pay you commission on any sales.
Your kit is shipped direct to you within approx 3-4 working days. On all orders placed you receive 20% discount off the net product total. (Take 20% VAT off the catalogue product price to calculate the net figure.)
Once you have joined, you will receive a welcome email from Stampin’ Up! which will give you access to your very own demo website. This is where you can access the ‘back office’ of the demonstrator website. There are resources and other useful information so you may wish to take some time to digest what is there. Note that to comply with Direct Selling Regulations, you will need to wait a period of 7 days before you can place your first order. This gives you time to have a wander around your back office, have a practice with some ordering and click the training, I am a new demonstrator. You are not left to flounder around on your own, do get in touch with me if you get stuck navigating the back office or just generally ‘stuck’.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
People join Stampin’ Up! for various reasons and I often get asked about the company. I have therefore put together some Frequently Asked Questions which I hope will answer any queries you may have.
What discount do I get?
As a demonstrator, on product orders you place, 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. Through your own purchases and/or 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 are the quarters and the minimum?
The quarters are Jan to March, April to June, July to September and October to December. The minimum is based on 300 CV (commissionable volume), for the UK this would be a quarterly sales volume of £270 (net £225). Note that 300 CSV is a common measurement and if you are not in the UK, the € figure will be different to that of the £ figure.
What happens if I join during a quarter?
Stampin’ Up! allows you a ‘grace’ period when you join within a calendar quarter. The quarter you sign up in is waived. Call it an easing in period! Say you joined in May, then you would have until September to meet your minimum – anything you had purchased yourself (or sold) since May, counts towards the minimum. Join in January and you have until the end of June in that year to meet the minimum.
What counts towards the quarterly minimum?
All of your purchases (and any sales you make) of commissionable value items count.
But what if I don’t meet the quarterly minimum?
You don’t have to send anything, or pay anything, back to Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! will give you an extra month for you to try and achieve the minimum. The ball is in your court as they say. If you don’t reach the minimum then you just become inactive and won’t be able to purchase or sell products via your demonstrator website. If you decide that you want to rejoin you can do so immediately (with the purchase of another starter kit) with the same upline you joined with initially. If you want a different upline, then you will have to wait a period of 90 days before you can rejoin.
What if I want to quit?
You simply stop selling, buying from yourself. It’s that easy
What is the discount/commission that I get?
The commission/discount is 20% and you get this straight away when you make your own purchase through your demonstrator website. For customers who order through your online Stampin’ Up! website, you will be paid the 20% commission direct into your bank account around the 10th of the month. You can earn up to 38% commission depending on your sales and title.
Do I have to demonstrate or recruit?
No. You can join me whether you want to buy for yourself or want to use Stampin’ Up! as a business opportunity. 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 Stampin’ Up!, or me as your upline 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 goals and targets. 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. But, as I say, it is up to you.
Are previous demonstrators allowed to rejoin?
– If you have been inactive more than 90 days you are free to rejoin under anyone you choose
– If your original sponsor is no longer active as a demonstrator there is no waiting period to rejoin under anyone you choose
What do I get from you?
You get me whenever you need me, there is no pressure, if you are happy to simply buy at a discount for yourself that is fine, if you want to move forward, I am here. If you think you can’t bother me with a question you think is silly, it is no bother, if you have a question ask it. I am here for support and encouragement for as long as you need it or want it.
You mention being self employed, do I have to pay tax?
If you are looking to sell, then there are implications. The HMRC website is a great place to check as I am not a qualified tax advisor. How much tax you pay, this depends on what you sell and what you buy along with your current income, ie your day job, as to whether you would pay tax.
You’ve got this far…
Read on for some more benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! (hobby or business) demonstrator.