When you get the Demonstrator Kit, you are officially a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! And you choose what you do with the kit. One of your options is that you can own your own business with a flexible schedule, incredible earning potential and the opportunity to create a business that meets your needs – all while having fun and building lasting relationships!
1. What will I do as a demonstrator?
Only YOU decide the level of business you want to pursue as a demonstrator – whether you want to keep this as a hobby or a flexible business of your own. You can share the art of rubber stamping with family and friends through home workshops and selling product through the catalogue. You can also help others enjoy the fun and flexibility of running their own Stampin’ Up!® business. Other options are teaching group or 1-on-1 classes, selling your hand-stamped creations and doing custom cards & scrapbooks for others. Demonstrators choose their own hours and arrange their work schedule to best suit their needs. Thousands of women and men have achieved their personal goals through Stampin’ Up. I know I have and I’ve loved every minute of it!
2. Will I receive support and training as a demonstrator?
By joining, you will become part of my “Stamp with Jenn” team and I’ll be here to help you with anything you need. You have the option to attend any of my team meetings and join my team online group. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend Stampin’ Up! training events. On top of that, Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources to help you run your business, including magazines, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator-only Web Site, thousands of samples, annual and seasonal catalogues, a and tons of online technique and business training videos.
3. How can I make money as a demonstrator?
When customers pay you directly, you will keep 20-25% of each order when they pay you. If a customer pays online, you will receive your commission via direct deposit. You can earn additional money through volume rebates on your sales and your team’s sales. In addition, you can make money teaching classes or selling your cards. There are many other ways to make money as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, that I would be happy to discuss with you.
4. What makes Stampin’ Up! different than other companies?
In the last 25 years, Stampin‘ Up! has become one of the top companies in the paper-crafting industry, developing a reputation for quality products, innovative techniques, and unparalleled support for its demonstrators. The relationship focused business helps demonstrators to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing what they love.
5. Will I have to stock inventories of product?
No. You will only order items when someone places an order and pays you in advance, so you won’t need to keep in inventory of products.
6. Will I be trained to use high pressure sales pitches to sell and recruit?
Stampin‘ Up! does not embrace high pressure sales pitches. Instead I’ll teach you to maximize sales by giving helpful advice to your customers. I’ll also help you identify ways to share the Stampin’ Up! opportunity with others. Plus there are a bunch of helpful videos and audio files on the training site.
7. What is my cost to become a demonstrator?
The cost for a standard starter kit is $135* (no shipping or taxes). And you will pick out products up worth up to $165.
8. What’s in the starter kit?
Stampin’ Up! gives you options. You can completely customize your kit. For only $135, you’ll get business supplies and then pick out whatever stampin’ supplies you want! You pick out products up to $165! My favourite products to suggest are a Paper Trimmer (costs $34) and a mixed package of cardstock each of the 4 colour collections (4 x $12 each). That will l cost $82 so far so you still have $83 left to pick out supplies like ink, stamps and embellishments. If you need some help picking items, I can help you. Also here’s a suggested list.
9. What do I have to do to stay active as a demonstrator?
To stay active you will need to sell a minimum of 300 CSV (Stampin’ Up! International Unit) which is approximately $400 Canadian per calendar quarter. And new demonstrators don’t have to show any sales in their first partial quarter. Most demonstrators find a combination of a class/workshop, and sharing the catalogues with their friends is enough to reach that quarterly goal easily. I’ll help you brainstorm, what is the best way for you to achieve this.
11. Is this a Pyramid Scheme?
Absolutely not! This is legal direct sales business and Stampin’ Up! belongs to the Canadian Direct Selling Association.
Read more about the business HERE.
If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re ready to sign up, go HERE.
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator & Team Leader