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Blythe Klipple


May 21, 2019

It’s Almost Time for the New Annual Catalog!

The customer sales period for the 2019–2020 annual catalog is quickly approaching! Take a minute to review the Catalog Details page for important dates and information. While you’re there, check out how to order single catalogs beginning June 4, 2019!

Here are some important reminders:

  • On June 4, 2019, ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition the system to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).
  • As the annual catalog launch approaches, we may need to provide you with information outside of our normal Weekly Updates, so be sure to check into the demonstrator website regularly during the next week.

You can still participate in the preorder; get all the details here.

DBWS Gets a Fresh, New Look 

We’ve heard you. Our Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) platform is outdated, and it has been for some time. But that’s about to change in a big way. As announced at OnStage, DBWS is getting a revamp, giving you a brand new set of web tools that you can leverage in your business.

Not only does our new platform look fabulous, but its simple-to-use tools let you share Stampin’ Up! regardless of your technology comfort level. We think your customers are going to love the new look and functionality, too.

When can you get your hands on this exciting tool? By the end of May, the new platform will be available in English in all markets except Japan and Quebec, with shareable images in English, French, and German for our demonstrators in Europe.

German, French, and Japanese versions of the new web tool (not the online store) will roll out before the end of 2019.

To see Clare Langsford’s new web tool announcement at OnStage, please click here.

What’s New

  • Fresh, new look; clean and simple design; simplified navigation
  • More agile; easier for the home office to update with new features
  • Preloaded with images and text for a professional look—no work required
  • Editable content and images
  • A new app for sharing resources (available for iPhone and android)

What’s Retiring

  • DBWS (the name)
  • DBWS hostess portal
  • Ecards 
  • Monthly newsletter 
  • Blog feature (instead, send customers to visit your personal website/blog)
  • Ideas section/project gallery (Pinterest better meets that need)

Important note: Because the blog and ideas section are retiring, the content will disappear once the new online store platform goes live. If you want to save any content that is currently on your DBWS, be sure to do it by May 27. For creative projects or images you’ve posted on your blog, log in to DBWS (Business Resources>Manage My DBWS) then go to your creative projects; right click the image and save it to your computer. If you have text that you would like to save, remember to copy and paste it to another document.

Social Media for Beginners

Do you want to incorporate social media into your business but you’re not sure where to start? Join us for an upcoming webinar series, “Social Media for Beginners.” During these webinars, you’ll learn the basics of social media and how to get started. These classes are especially for demonstrators who have never used social media platforms before. 

We invite you to join us for our next webinar in the series: The Basics of YouTube: Wednesday, May 29, at 12:00 AM (MT). Register here.

If you can’t make it to the live webinar, don’t worry, we’ll also share them in the social media section of Stampin’ University at a later date (English-only with translated captions). Our previous webinars are available in Stampin’ University. Be sure to check them out in the Running Your Business Webinar page.

April Onstage OnLine for Hearing Impaired

We have added PDFs of the OnStage OnLine presenters’ scripts to the April OnStage page; we hope this will be a helpful resource for hearing-impaired demonstrators. We do not currently have the resources to provide captions on our OnStage OnLine videos, but will continue to focus on providing captions for our product-based videos (such as the videos we offer with each new catalog) and videos on Stampin’ University. Keep in mind that the April OnStage scripts are in English only and may also vary slightly from the OnStage OnLine videos. These also are very rough documents that do not meet our usual publishing standards—and typically would have been used internally only.

This Week’s Succeed Weekly

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

Blythe Klipple
Updates Coordinator