UPDATES: April 4, 2017: Weekly Updates from Stampin' Up!

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UPDATES: April 4, 2017: Weekly Updates from Stampin' Up!

Blythe Klipple

Weekly Updates 2017 Week 14

Weekly Updates

April 4, 2017

New this Week

Preorder Eastern Palace Suite Products Today!

See the palace before the catalog goes live! The Eastern Palace Suite Early Release features two exclusive bundles that can help your customers diversify their stamping toolbox—and we’ve included three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors, plus free gifts! Learn more.

Annual Catalog Pricing Information

In less than a week, you get to see a PDF of the 2017-2018 annual catalog! The catalog PDF will be posted on the Catalogs page at 1:00 PM (MT) on April 10.

Before you take your first peek at the new catalog, we wanted to make you aware of upcoming pricing changes. We regularly review our pricing, taking into account our cost of doing business, increased supplier costs, and market comparisons. When it comes to making changes, we try to be very conservative. Below are price changes that will be reflected in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, taking effect on June 1, 2017. Please note that new pricing will also be in place for all catalog-related promotions, including the Product Purchase Premiere and the annual catalog preorder.

  • Increased costs have necessitated price increases for
    • Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
    • Blender Pens
  • Size and cost comparisons showed that pricing on the following dies needed to be better aligned with our current die offering:
    • Butterflies Thinlits Dies
    • Leaflets Framelits Dies
  • In addition, in transitioning from the White Craft Pad to an uninked pad and white ink refill, the price for the two products (versus the single product) will be higher.

Please note: this and any other information regarding the 2017-2018 annual catalog should not be shared with customers until the preorder begins May 2. Review the “Promoting Catalog and New Product Releases” section of the Demonstrator Policies document (US/CA) for more information.

This Week’s Succeed Weekly

If you missed it in your inbox, take a look at this week’s Succeed Weekly email here!

Ready. Set. Earn.

New demonstrators, are you ready to earn your FREE stamp set? We know, that’s a silly question, but in case you haven’t heard—to grab that free set, all you have to do is meet your first quarterly minimum by April 30 and you’ll be able to redeem the Better Together Stamp Set on your next demonstrator order; meet it by May 31 and you can redeem the Big on Birthdays set; and if you reach your 300 CSV minimum by June 30, you can redeem the Birthday Banners set. Sound good? Read more here, and get ready to have a fantastic head start on your next full quarter!

Clarifying The Sale-A-Bration Reward Chart

We want to clarify a few items regarding our current Sale-A-Bration Reward Chart. The recruiting chart we have provided is cumulative; this means if you get two or more recruits, you will get the reward for recruiting one, plus the reward for recruiting two or more. Meaning, you will receive two separate rewards.

However, this is not the case for the sales chart. Whatever amount you sell, the corresponding reward is all you will receive. If you sell 2,000 CSV, you will not receive rewards for all of the following: 2,000 CSV; 1,000 CSV; and 500 CSV. You will only receive the reward for 2,000 CSV. Please refer to the chart for application.

April Paper Pumpkin

Not only was the April Paper Pumpkin kit inspired and designed by Sara, but she’s including a FREE gift for everyone! Your customers have just a few more days to get in on this exclusive opportunity. Help them subscribe at PaperPumpkin.com by April 10. Learn more here.

Previously Announced

OnStage Recognition

April OnStage is nearly upon us. You might be wondering what recognition will happen at the April events. Information about April and November recognition is available under Events>OnStage.

April Ongoing Title Benefit

Flex points for the April ongoing title benefit will be deposited in your Flex Account when April commissions are finalized. The number of flex points you will receive depends on the title you hold on April 30 (see below). That means if you are close to advancing in title, you have a little over a month to get there before your April ongoing title benefit is calculated. You can do it!

TitleFlex Points
Bronze elite1,500
Silver and silver elite4,000
Gold and gold elite7,500
Platinum and platinum elite10,000

Important Dates for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog

Winter may still be in the air, but it’s already time to start thinking about the 2017-2018 annual catalog! Below are some key dates to keep in mind:

  • April 1-30: Mailing Selector is available.
  • April 10, 1:00 PM (MT): Annual catalog PDF posts on the demonstrator website. Plus, retiring lists for the 2016-2017 annual catalog and 2017 occasions catalog go live.
  • May 2-31: Annual catalog preorder; watch for more details on May 2.
  • May 2: Annual catalog 8-packs are available for purchase, as well as for redemption with flex points.
  • May 2-14: Complimentary copy of the annual catalog is included with your first demonstrator order.
  • June 1: Annual catalog goes live to your customers!

Find more information on Catalog Details page.

Annual Catalog Mailing Selector

The mailing selector for the 2017-2018 annual catalog is available April 1-30. Mailing selector orders will begin shipping the week of May 8 via standard (bulk) shipping, which can take up to three weeks to deliver.

You may only submit one mailing list, so make sure you get your annual catalog list finalized by April 30. Get more information on the Catalog Mailing Program page. Find more details about the 2017-2018 annual catalog on the Catalog Details page.

Stampin’ Success Q & A

We’re looking for answers to the following question: What are your creative methods for handing out catalogues?

Email your answers with your demonstrator ID to magazine@stampinup.com and you may see it in an upcoming issue of Stampin’ Success. We’d love to read and share as many as possible. (We may edit responses for length and clarity.)

Making Swaps for OnStage? Read On!

OnStage is almost here, and that means the swap-making is about to begin! For those of you who wanted to use stamp sets that will be carrying over, we thought we would help out by releasing a list of several sets that will be in the new annual catalogue (though you can, of course, make swaps with any set you like). Please note that the retired list will be available after the release of the new annual catalogue. Have fun making your swaps—and be sure to make one for the Stampin’ Up! home office. We love to see your work!

Dragonfly Dreams (item 142924)
Jar of Love (item 141587)
Banners for You (item 141710)
Touches of Texture (item 141934 W/143251 C)
Swirly Bird (item 141749)
Beautiful You (item 143004 W/143637 C)

OnStage Local November 2017 and OnStage OnLine

OnStage registration is now closed. Can’t make it this April? Not to worry—we have the next best thing! OnStage Online will be available on 13 April, so you can watch OnStage in your jammies. Better yet, message your stampin’ friends and schedule an OnStage Online party! Just add popcorn and Make & Takes—and enjoy the OnStage experience together!

And don’t forget to mark your calendars! November’s OnStage Local events will be held on 11 November 2017. This round of OnStage events will begin the countdown for our 30-year anniversary in November 2018, so you won’t want to miss it!    

Blythe Klipple
Updates Coordinator