Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an Active Demonstrator?

A. Demonstrators maintain their status by selling or purchasing $400 in product every quarter. That’s called a “minimum”. If you don’t meet your minimum, you’re dropped from Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, without penalty. You can re-join at any time.

Q. How long do I have to meet the minimum?

A. New Demonstrators must meet their first $400 minimum by the end of their first FULL quarter. Quarters are Jan-Mar, April-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec. If you join in the middle of a quarter (even on the 2nd day of the first month), you have that remaining quarter, plus the NEXT quarter to meet your minimum. For example, if you sign up on January 2nd, you have the rest of that “partial” quarter (through March) AND your next FULL quarter (April-Jun) to meet your first minimum.

Q. There’s really no obligation?

A. I cannot be more sincere about this statement: THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE, SELL, or HOST PARTIES — EVER!!  I GUARANTEE you, this is a true statement.

Q. What happens when I drop?

A. NOTHING happens. You simply lose access to your Demonstrator account, and you’ll stop receiving Demonstrator perks (20% + off, advance notice of specials, catalogs and product pre-order opportunities — all the good stuff…).  You are welcome at that point to become one of my amazing customers again.

Q, Can I re-join if I drop?

A. Yes! After a Pending month (April, July, October, January), if you don’t make up your minimum, you will be dropped as a Demonstrator. You can then rejoin, immediately, under your current Demonstrator by purchasing another $135 Starter Kit. You will lose all of your previous sales and any down-line members, essentially starting from scratch.  If you would like to re-join under a new Demonstrator, you must wait 90 days after you are dropped. You will lose all of your previous sales and any down-line members, again, starting from scratch, but with the ability to join under a new Demonstrator if you choose.

Q: If I am not Canadian can you be my “up-line”?

A: Unfortunately, no.  I truly wish I could, but this is beyond my control.

Q: Do I get to choose which stamping supplies come in my kit?

A: Yes.. The starter kit is completely customize-able. You choose $165 worth of stamping supplies and pay only $135 + tax and shipping is free.

Q: Are there any monthly fees associated with being a demonstrator?

A: Only if you choose. I highly recommend having your own Stampin’ Up! online store website so that people can place orders with you online. The cost for that is $19.95 per month.  It’s called DBWS (demonstrator business web services) but if you sign up within three weeks of your sign up date (21 days) you will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of this website.

Q: If someone who does not live near you joins, how do you help them?

A: The same way I help demonstrators that do live near me! All support/training is done via email and our private Facebook group.

Q: Can I actually make money as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

A: Absolutely! How much you make really is up to you. Many demonstrators use their income simply for the discount so they can support their stamping habit but there are also demonstrators that make as much or more than they did at their full-time jobs. You can chose to make money doing live stamping events or build your business all on social media like I am.

Q:  Can you help me through the signing up process:

  1. Look for the button that says “Join My Team” and click on it
  2. Read the IDA contract
  3. Click the Acknowledged boxes
  4. Click Continue
  5. Click the Starter Kit and also click NO to the starter kit code
  6. Click Apply
  7. Choose your business supplies pack (English or french)
  8. Build your Starter kit.  Choose your items, the kit is totally customizable.  If you want all reinkers to go along with your inks or if you want stamps or even if you want some of the new items that are just pre-order items for Demonstrators.  It’s up to you.  Choose $165 and pay only $135
  9. Be exact with your kit supplies.  You can only get $165 and not a cent more.  Be accurate and have a few items on your list that are small in price to get the best deal.
  10. Press Continue
  11. Fill out the personal information (name and address)
  12. Select your tax rate (that’s important)
  13. Next is to review and submit payment.
  14. Welcome to the team.  I will be in touch shortly.