You have questions? I have answers! about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

By | July 18, 2015

Answers to some commonly asked questions about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator

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How much do I have to sell to stay active as a demonstrator:

You must sell $300 per quarter (Jan-Mar, April-June, July-Sept., & Oct – Dec) to stay current. However, the quarter you sign up in is waived.  For example, if you sign up in July 2015, you have until 31 December 2015 to fulfill the $300 in sales which is a minimum of 5 full months plus whatever would be left of July after you join.  After that you have until the end of each subsequent quarter.

What happens if I don’t sell $300 in a quarter? 
If you do not sell $300 in a quarter, you will be automatically placed into “pending” status and Stampin’ Up!  gives you 30 days to catch up.   Let’s say you end the quarter on September 2015 having submitted $250 so you are short $50.  You would simply have to submit that $50 in sales in October to stay active.  It’s not complicated – You just catch up during that sort of “grace period.”

How long does Stampin’ Up! require me to stay as a demonstrator?  
Stampin’ Up! imposes no time limit (short or long) on your role as a demonstrator.  You can buy the Starter Kit to get the huge discount off of the items and if you choose to not stick with it, Stampin’ Up! imposes no penalty or fee or anything.   You can just walk away with the kit.

How much of a discount do I get for merchandise for myself? 
Stampin’ Up! offers us a 20% discount on everything. If a retail item is $19.95, for example, you collect $19.95 (+ tax and shipping) from your customer but you pay SU! $15.96 (+ tax and shipping on the $19.95) for that item and you keep the difference as “Instant Income.” 

How do I pay for the orders I place personally for myself or a customer? 
You use the online ordering system to place orders for both yourself and for customers.  Customers pay you personally by cash, check (written out to you), credit card, Pay Pal or…. and you pay Stampin’ Up! with their money or your personal credit card or checking account.

How else can a customer order?  
Customers may order directly from you on your Demonstrator Business Web Services website if you choose to get one  The system processes orders 24/7. You can be earning income in your sleep!   Really the best way to go if you have long distance customers.  The DBWS is free for the 1st two months and then $12.95 per month thereafter.
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How much does the Starter Kit cost?  
The Starter Kit is $99 + tax (ships free) and you build it with up to $125 of any product of your choice (you cannot go over $125 by even a penny).   In 2004 when I joined, my Starter Kit was $299 and though you had some options it was mostly chosen for you.  Having it 100% YOUR choice of products is pretty the same as just saying you are getting a $38.50 coupon ($26 which is the difference between the $125 value and the $99 price PLUS the value of the shipping which would be $12.50 = $38.50).   SU! has really made some great adjustments to match today’s economy. 

 When does Stampin’ Up! have incentives to sign up?  
Stampin’ Up! advises us of all new promotions on an ongoing basis. They mix it up so we honestly never know what’s coming up too far in advance.  My philosophy is that the kit is such a steal and zero risk so why wait?  Join the demonstrator “club” now and start enjoying the perks and discounts! 

When is the best time to sign up?  
Honestly, there is always something going on to inspire sales in new customers so any time is a good time to sign up.  

Can I be your downline even if we don’t live close to one another?  
Yes! I have several downline in several states.  You can live anywhere and still be on my team!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give me a call or e-mail me.  I would love to chat with you.

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