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Janet Smith
WEEKLY UPDATES
20 July 2021

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR SALE-A-BRATION AND THE NEW MINI CATALOG!
The Sale-A-Bration earning period and customer sales period for the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are quickly approaching! Take a minute to review the Catalog Details page for important dates and information. While you’re there, learn how to order single catalogs beginning 3 August 2021!

Reminder: As the catalog launch approaches, we may need to provide you with information outside of Weekly Updates, so we encourage you to check the demonstrator website regularly during the next few weeks.

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

THE ART OF THE INVITATION: NEW TRAINING
We are excited to introduce a new, fresh look at how and why to invite someone to join Stampin’ Up!–now available in Stampin’ University on the demonstrator website.

This resource will be helpful for any demonstrator who is considering inviting someone to join and will also provide tips and ideas for team leaders who are looking for ways to encourage their team.

Why Invite Someone to Join Stampin’ Up!?
How to Invite Someone to Join Stampin’ Up!
Here is what experienced demonstrators are saying about this new resource:

“The opportunity to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator is so much more than just the discount. I love that this training explains the benefits for the new demonstrator, as well as for the team leader. I’ve done these things for years with great success and I’m glad this is now a resource for the demonstrator community.”  Allison Okamitsu

“The five-step process presented to help others join the Stampin’ Up! community is broken down into practical ideas and steps that anyone can do!”  Genevieve Ko

“Learn how to effectively share all the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! It’s so much more than a discount! This goes a long way towards encouraging those new team members to join and stay.”  Jacque Williams

“I love the fact that we now have a clear path to follow with very powerful elements in helping people to join. It’s a great step forward in helping people understand the joys and benefits of building a team of their own.”  Pip Todman

“I love that this training explains inviting as a PROCESS.  It isn’t just a matter of asking someone if they want to buy the Starter Kit.”  Tamara Bertram

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
As part of Jamie Albanese’s Heart of Stampin’ Up! Award project, we’re supporting the annual Back to School Bash for James Storehouse—an amazing organization located in California, USA that provides resources to children in foster care and those aging-out of foster care.

Stampin’ Up! will donate backpacks and school supplies and we invite demonstrators to join the fun! There are two ways to support Jamie’s project for James Storehouse. First, you can check out the Amazon Wishlists to donate backpacks or school supplies for foster children of all ages. The backpack wishlist can be found here and the wishlist for school supplies can be found here. Or second, you can send cards to add inside the filled backpacks. Please include a short, encouraging note and sign with your first name only. Send finished cards to:

JAMES STOREHOUSE
3543 Old Conejo Road #105
Newbury Park, CA 91320
USA

The deadline for donation purchases and cards is 30 July 2021. To learn more, you can watch Sara’s Facebook Live on 13 July at 2:00 PM (MT), where she will be talking about the project with Jamie Albanese and the Executive Director of James Storehouse, Stacy DeWitt. The video will also be available on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel after the broadcast.

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!

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
We continue to monitor news of COVID-19 and account for its possible impact to several business aspects that will affect demonstrators (manufacturing, transportation, travel, events, etc.). The health and safety of demonstrators and staff is important to us and we appreciate your partnership and patience as we work to address this global issue. We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact to your business.

Product Production

We continue trying to balance our workload in our North American manufacturing facility while practicing safe COVID protocols, and you may see delays on our production of stamps, Classic Stampin’ Ink, and cardstock over the coming months.

We continue to see delays in production from some of our North American suppliers due to raw material shortages and increased global demand but they are all continuing to produce products and if that changes, we will let you know.

All the factories we use in China are up and running, but the COVID-19 outbreak has caused more delays than usual in our ability to replenish products. Air freight coming from China is also in high demand, making it difficult to expedite products.

Shipping

Our North American distribution center is currently shipping within normal timeframes.

We are seeing significant congestion at each of the ports we ship to around the world, and several of our products on backorder right now are delayed due to this congestion. There are four- to six-week delays in receiving items at the ports, leading to delays in receiving products at our distribution centers. This is a global issue affecting all business sectors, including e-commerce and retail. While we are doing all we can to prevent these delays from affecting you and your business, until the port congestion is resolved (which may be months from now), there will be times when the situation affects the availability of products.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is requiring more time for delivery than normal. If you cannot see tracking information from USPS, we suggest you visit their website here and explore the Service Impacts section for more information.

UPS has suspended all shipping guarantees and FedEx has extended their shipping times. This means you may not receive your packages on the days you expect. Even expedited shipments are seeing a one- to two-day delay. Please plan accordingly. For information about how UPS continues to respond to this situation, click here.

Canadian Deliveries

Due to the longer transit times for Canadian shipments, we are currently prioritizing Canadian orders. All orders may experience shipping delays based on the COVID-19 situation, however, we are doing everything we can to get shipments out in a timely manner.

With the increased volume of packages being shipped around the world, there are delays in getting packages through Canadian customs and from there to their intended destination.




This update is from Janet Smith (Blythe's sister).  Blythe is camping and internet is not available.  She asked me to send this.  
 
Janet
Janet Smith, Santa Rosa, CA
janetstamps@pacbell.net

SU! Web: http://www.stampinwithjanet.stampinup.net


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