Applications Are Now Open for Demonstrator Councils
Over the past several months, you’ve heard us talk about Demonstrator Councils, letting you know that more information is coming. That time is now. We’re excited to announce that applications for the Demonstrator Councils are now open.
What does this mean?
Demonstrator Council members will partner with the Demonstrator Development Managers (DDMs) as ambassadors for and champions of Stampin’ Up! to motivate and inspire demonstrators.
We want to create the best councils we can, and that’s where you come in! We want to hear from all eligible demonstrators* and invite you to submit an application today.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for a broad base of demonstrators with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills to support our DDMs. Click here to read more about what we’re looking for in council members and what you can expect if chosen for the council.
Why would you want to be involved?
Not only will you be building relationships with other demonstrators, but you’ll get to use your creativity and field experience to help drive sales, recruiting, and leadership. You’ll also represent the larger demonstrator base in strategic discussions.
How do you apply?
Simple! The application is a two-stage process:
First, click here to complete the initial application survey. This will close September 11 at 11:50 PM (MT).
We will review the surveys and reach out to those who are selected for the next stage. These applicants will be invited to a phone/video conference interview with the DDM of their area.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by October 17, and we will announce the councils at November 2018 OnStage.
We look forward to receiving your application!
*Note: In order to apply, demonstrators need to have been active for a minimum of 18 months in their current demonstratorship. This ensures that they have had time to become familiar with Stampin’ Up! policies and practices, and our compensation plan and culture. After 18 months, we expect they will have gained an understanding of, and experience with, the business, and have had sufficient opportunity to meet and connect with other demonstrators. All of these will be valuable as they participate as a council member.
Share Your 30-Year Printout on Facebook
Join in the fun on Facebook over the next week, and share some of the ways Stampin’ Up! has impacted your life! To make it easy, we’ve designed several printouts with different prompts, which you can download from our 30thanniversary page. On September 4, a member of Stampin’ Up!’s corporate team will share their printout on Facebook. Following their post, that printout will be available for you to download. All you have to do after that is print it, fill in your answer, take a quick selfie, and share your image on Facebook using the hashtag #StampinUp30. (Who knows . . . your image may even be shown at OnStage!)
We can’t wait to see what you’ll share—and we know your customers and fellow demonstrators can’t wait either!
Something Spooky This Way Comes
Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin’s September kit? It comes in a specially-designed, scary-cute box and is full of everything you and your subscribers need to have a successful Halloween crafting experience. Click here to learn more about this frightfully fun kit and how to promote it to your customers.
Labels on Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pads
We’ve discovered that the labels on some of our Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pads (item 147108) are faded and/or yellowing. This issue does not affect the quality of the ink in the pad or your ability to use it in your crafting. We’re working with our vendor to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
If you placed an order July 6, 2018, or later for a Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad and you notice this issue with its label, feel free to contact Demonstrator Support and we’ll send you a new label you can replace on your current ink pad (we will not send a new ink pad since the ink is not affected). Some of these pads may be affected through the end of the year.
Keep in mind that in addition to single pads you ordered, you may notice this issue on Petal Pink pads included in the collection of Subtles Classic Stampin’ Pads or New Color Assortment Classic Stampin’ Pads.
This Week’s Succeed Weekly
If you missed it in your inbox, take a look at this week’s Succeed Weekly email here!
It’s Almost Time for the New Holiday Catalog!
The holiday catalog customer sales period is quickly approaching; if you haven’t already, take advantage of this time to get ready for your holiday catalog events and parties!
Review the Catalog Details page for important dates and reminders. While there, check out how to order single catalogs beginning September 5. As a reminder, ordering will be unavailable on September 5, 2018, from midnight to 3:00 AM (MT) while we transition the system to the new catalog.
Continue to monitor the Inventory Status Report for more information.
Dashing Along Host Promotion Begins September 1
Our Dashing Along Host Promotion begins September 1. Why is this so exciting? You now have a fabulous perk to entice potential hosts who have been on the fence about holding their very own Stampin’ Up! party. Besides Stampin’ Rewards, for a limited time they can also earn our Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE. Does this beautiful, exclusive paper coordinate with products in the holiday catalog? Yes! Find out more about this fun promotion here, then send out an email blast to your crafty friends, letting them know about this awesome opportunity to score a free Stampin’ Up! product.
Cost Calculator Updated
The Cost Calculator has been updated to show the new holiday catalog products. The cost calculator is a tool designed to help you increase your business’s profitability by breaking down the cost of consumables for you. It shows your cost on individual items (i.e., cost per sheet of cardstock, per inch of ribbon, per button, or per envelope). We have also added a new feature where you can indicate the amount used on each consumable, and the total project cost will be figured for you. Being aware of your costs is a helpful step toward enjoying a rewarding and profitable business.
We are making some changes to CSV product credits in the Flex Account. Beginning October 1, 2018, the local currency value for product credits will be based on the payout factor in effect during flex point redemption (not the payout factor in effect when placing the product order). This eliminates certain tax complications the previous setup caused in some of our markets. If you currently have any product credits you have not used, their value will be based on the payout factor in effect now through September 30, 2018, regardless of when you use the product credit.
As we make the necessary changes in our system for this to happen, we are also able to make another change you have been requesting! Beginning in October, you will be able to use product credits on both commissionable and noncommissionable merchandise. Woohoo!
CSV and Payout Factor Changes—Effective October 1, 2018
Below are the updated CSV and payout factors that will take effect October 1, 2018. As previously announced, we review these factors annually. We will update the CSV and Payout Factor document under Business Resources>Compensation Plan with these new factors by October 1, 2018. That document also contains a Q & A explaining more about these factors and how each of them is used. You can also learn more about them in the Compensation Plan document available on the same web page.