Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.
Q: How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
A: Our flexible Starter Kit costs $99.00 plus tax. The best part is that you can customize your creativity your way. Each kit contains a business supplies pack that is valued at $35 USD/$40 CAD and it is loaded full of things that every demonstrator needs to start their business. After that, the choice is yours. You build your own kit from any of our high-quality products. You can choose $125 USD/$155 CAD worth of any Stampin’ Up supplies to create a kit valued at over $160 USD /$195 CAD that will ship for free!
A: You only need to submit 300 CSV (Commissionable Sales Volume) in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20% discount and commission (or 25% if you become a bronze elite title or above).
Q: What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily as a business?
A: Stampin’ Up supports all demonstrators, no matter what their goals are or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the quarterly sales minimum.
Q: Can I be my own host?
A: Yes, you can be your own host anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the host, receiving the Stampin’ Rewards, as well as the demonstrator, receiving your instant income and commission.
Q: How can I make money as a demonstrator?
A: You can earn money in three ways: instant or deferred income (20 or 25% of each order), monthly volume rebates (4-13% of total monthly sales), and monthly team commissions (1-6.5% of your recruits’ sales).
A: No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid a team commission on your team’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.
Q: Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect?
A: Stampin’ Up provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a quarterly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support Agents, a demonstrator-only website, and annual and seasonal catalogs.
Q: What are the benefits of joining my team?
A: You can expect to receive full support from me. You are welcome to attend my events to see how I run a workshop. I will share business tips and tutorials with you, as well as offer guidance on getting started with your website, blog, and social media. I am a graphic designer working in the marketing field, which comes in handy in this line of work.
Q: Is Stampin’ Up! a well-known and respected company?
A: Since 1988, Stampin’ Up! has been selling stamps and papercrafting supplies. In that time, not only have we won industry awards and accolades, but also the loyalty and admiration of demonstrators and customers alike. And that is a trend that we work hard to maintain. You can rest assured that the reputation of Stampin’ Up! will only continue to improve!
Q: What if I decide that it is not a good fit for me?
A: You can cancel at any time. If you fail to meet your minimum sales requirements, you will become inactive. You do not owe the company anything further.