UPDATES: SEPTEMBER 8, 2020: WEEKLY UPDATES

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UPDATES: SEPTEMBER 8, 2020: WEEKLY UPDATES

Blythe Klipple

WEEKLY UPDATES

8 September 2020


ANNOUNCING THE 2022 INCENTIVE TRIP

Plan to earn the 2022 incentive trip and enjoy a luxurious cruise through the Eastern Caribbean starting in Miami and stopping in St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and a private island in the Bahamas! (We originally planned this trip for 2021, but with Covid-19 travel restrictions requiring us to reschedule the Maui trip, we moved the Eastern Caribbean trip to 2022.) 

This incentive trip offers travel adventures such as hiking volcanoes, kayaking, exploring action-packed cities, and enjoying thrilling cruise ship activities—as well as plenty of time to relax on stunning beaches and by the pool. You’ll also enjoy endless activities aboard the biggest cruise ship in the world—the Symphony of the Seas! Jump over to the ship’s website here to take a look at all this revolutionary ship has to offer while continually keeping you entertained and relaxed.

The trip will take place 14–21 May 2022, and the earning period for it begins in October; so start setting some goals to start the earning period strong. Keep in mind the requirements for earning this trip will incorporate the recent changes to our rewards and recognition programs, which go into effect 1 October 2020. You can learn more about those changes here.

When planning the dates for the trip, we considered other events and business happenings including OnTour, BackStage, OnStage, and catalog preorders and launches. We intentionally steered clear of the April annual catalog preorder and first week of the catalog launch to your customers in May 2022. While the exact dates of our trips vary due to group size, trip destination, and business considerations, over the next couple of years our incentive trip will occur in May and you’ll want to take that into account as you plan the launch of the annual catalog to your customers.

Watch this video to see a glimpse of the unforgettable experience that awaits you in 2022!

Then check out the details here.

1 SEPTEMBER CLEARANCE RACK PROBLEMS

As many of you likely saw last week, we experienced unexpected issues with the inventory of Clearance Rack products. Normally our system monitors the inventory levels of Clearance Rack items, but something went wrong this time and we oversold a number of products. We are still working out the details, but we will need to issue refunds for many of those purchases. 

The following items oversold in North America but did not sell out in other markets:

146934 GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS 
148805 HAPPINESS BLOOMS ENAMEL DOTS 
147656 GRAY GRANITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) TEXTURED WEAVE RIBBON 
146933 BASIC ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS 
147034 COPPER TEA TINS 
146388 LOTS OF HAPPY CARD KIT (ENGLISH) 
146920 GRANNY APPLE GREEN 1/2" (1.3 CM) TEXTURED WEAVE RIBBON 

We will take the excess inventory available from other markets and use it to fulfill as many North American orders as possible. Orders not filled with the inventory will be refunded. Oversold items not on the list above will all be refunded.

CASH AND CARRY POLICY REMINDER

In a recent Succeed Weekly email, we shared some ideas on how to raise money for charity that included selling cards, retired products, or unused crafting materials. As you consider items you’d like to sell, please keep in mind our Cash and Carry Policy allows the sale of retired Stampin’ Up! products, and a selection of current products only. If you have new, unused, current Stampin’ Up! products that you no longer want, consider exchanging the product for something on your wish list. Click here to see the current list of products permitted for cash and carry, or the Cash and Carry Sales Policy for more information.

WORLD CARDMAKING DAY VIDEOS


World Cardmaking Day is on 3 October 2020—and the date is coming up fast! Why not use your passion for papercrafting to touch the lives of those you care about most with a card you made yourself? And of course, you’ll want to invite your friends and neighbors to get in on the fun. (Bundles are a great option for quick cardmaking and could make a perfect centerpiece for a World Cardmaking Day-themed workshop!) 

Together we can show someone they matter and brighten their day with a handmade card. Get more information about World Cardmaking Day and see a schedule of upcoming videos here.


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW


Starting 9 September at 10:00 am (MT), registration for the Business Development Program begins! If you are selected to participate, you will have coaching calls with a Business Development Advisor (BDA) once every other week and receive guidance in these crucial business topics:

  • Identifying areas of opportunity for your business
  • Establishing short- and long-term action plans
  • Creating effective accountability systems

As a reminder, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and your entire form must be completed before any assignments can be made. Please also note that registration closes on 18 September at 10:00 am (MT), so make sure to get your registration form submitted before time runs out!

This program is intended to provide you with helpful resources for building your business as an independent demonstrator. We will help you establish expectations for your business and explore your strengths and how they can help you grow. This is not a training program for demonstrators trying to learn more about the terms and policies within Stampin’ Up! Your advisor will push you to make your own, independent decisions for your business, mainly because you know your business and local area better than we ever could.

We are excited and hopeful that you will consider this program. We look forward to helping you progress in your business as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Click here to register. 




CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS UPDATE: NEW RESOURCES ON DBWS

On 18 August, we shared an exciting announcement about our new shareable resources available on DBWS. In this update, we mistakenly reported that these new shareables will redirect the customer to their default online store. We should have stated that these shareables will direct customers to YOUR online store.

For example, if you (as a DBWS subscriber) post one of the new shareable resources to your Facebook page, anyone who clicks that shareable will be taken to your online store.

We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Thank you for your understanding!


HELLO PUMPKIN PAPER PUMPKIN KIT


Don’t miss out on all the fall fun! There are only a few days left before the subscription period ends for the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit—the last day to subscribe is 10 September. Remind your customers to subscribe to this fun, fall-themed kit and celebrate the season their way!

For information and resources to help you promote this month’s kit, head to the promotion page.


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

To review last week’s updates, click here.

THIS WEEK’S SUCCEED WEEKLY

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


(You can blame the tardiness of today’s update to NO INTERNET all day.  BK)


Blythe Klipple
Updates Coordinator
blythek@mac.com



Blythe Klipple, UPDATES/FAQ COORDINATOR