How do I join?
You will need to complete an agreement with Stampin’ Up! You can do this online.
Am I employed by Stampin’ Up!?
No, you are not employed by them as you run your business as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
It’s YOUR business and you run it depending on how you want it to grow.
You will, however, need to abide with the rules of the agreement, including ensuring you make a quarterly minimum in commissionable sales to remain a current Demonstrator.
You will also be responsible for any tax requirements, such as registering your business, keeping accounts and submitting any self assessments.
In return, Stampin’ Up! provide you with product discounts, rewards and the opportunity to earn a place on a fabulous incentive trip.
Can I just buy products for myself?
Absolutely, as how the business grows is entirely up to you, it is your choice whether you wish to remain a Demonstrator who buys the products at discounted rates to maintain their love of crafting, or if you want to become a Demonstrator who is looking to grow a viable and successful business. There are also various combinations in-between.
What training and support is offered?
This is a special ‘Demonstrator only’ section of the Stampin’ Up! website where they provide you with hints, tips and resources to help you grow your business as well as training.
Also, as your upline, I will be there to offer you help and support in meeting your goals for your business. Having spent many years as a team manager professionally and also managing volunteers through my hobbies, I have lots of experience in advising, guiding, mentoring and motivating others.
As it’s YOUR business (I can’t run your business for you), it’s up to you to decide how you best want to engage, and how frequently.
How much does it cost?
All you need to pay is £99 for your fully customisable Starter Kit and pick products from the current catalogues – perfect for those who already have a selection of Stampin’ Up! items and would like to add to their collection, or for those who are just discovering Stampin’ Up!
A very reasonable investment for a new business where you receive a customisable kit for just £99! Plus, during promotions such as Sale-A-Bration, there are often extra items available in Starter Kits.
What happens if I don’t make my minimums?
You will go into ‘pending’ status for a month and have that time to make up any shortfall. If you don’t, you’ll stop being a Demonstrator and get to keep all of the items you have purchased.