FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


I think it helps to explain things like this by providing context based on everyday life. Being a Demonstrator could be said to be like belonging to Costco or Sam’s Club. You pay a membership fee then you have access to the store to get “insider” priced products.

Another way to look at it is that shipping on an order is 10%. Tax, on average, is about 6%. The two combined are 16%. With our 20% discount, you can think of being a Demonstrator as a shopper who always gets free tax and free shipping and a little bit more free. With no risk and no strings, why not? The Starter Kit is always a bargain. There is no downside to this.

  • Do I have to have parties or classes or workshops {I think this is my #1 question}?
    1. Nope, not at all. You do not have to have a single event. You can join just to get a discount for yourself. Really! Out of my whole team, perhaps 95%, or more, joined “just for the discount.” This is typical and welcomed! However, if you do want to have events or even just classes with your friends, there are countless resources to help you. Like me!


  • What is in the $99 Starter Kit?
    1. You choose 100% of it – select $125 (not a penny more) of anything you want from all active catalogs, promotions, our storage system, our Stamparatus, the Clearance Rack, etc.
    2. A free Business Kit, which included catalogs, is added automatically (value $50)
    3. A free Paper Pumpkin kit (value $22)
    4. It all ships FREE (value at least $15)
    5. That means you get $48 in free product + save $15 on shipping + free catalogs, etc… ALL FOR ONLY $99 plus tax.


  • How much do I have to sell to stay active as a demonstrator?
  1. You must sell $300 per quarter (Jan-Mar, April-June, July-Sept., & Oct-Dec.) to stay current. However, the quarter you sign up in is waived. For example, if you sign up in April, you have until September 30 (the partial July/Aug/Sept quarter plus all of Oct/Nov/Dec) to fulfill the $300 in sales – that is months to try with NO risk & NO strings. You would also get October as a grace period. You would stay active until October 31 if you do nothing else but buy the Starter Kit.


  • What happens if I don’t sell $300 in a quarter?
    1. If you do not sell $300 in a quarter, you will be automatically placed into “pending” status and Stampin’ Up! gives you 30 days to catch up. If the quarter ends December 31 and you had $250 in sales in that quarter, then in January you need to submit at least $50 in sales to stay active beyond January 31.


  • Any special perks for someone new?
    1. Yes! If you choose to have an online store, you must have a DBWS (an acronym for our personal online store). That is $12.95 per month BUT you can get TWO FREE months if you sign up for one. This is the BEST business tool you can invest in.
    2. Stampin’ Up! rewards new demonstrators who satisfy certain goals via our Quick Start Program which is based on what you do your first full 3 and 6 months.


  • How long does Stampin’ Up! require me to stay as a demonstrator?
    1. Stampin’ Up! imposes no time limit (short or long) on your role as a demonstrator. You can buy the Starter Kit to get the deeply discounted items, receive them then, after that first quarter, you can just let it “drop.” No reason to resign early since you have up until one month after the end of your first FULL quarter without going into pending status. No penalty or fee or anything. Totally without any consequence. That’s why I advocate to “try it” since there is no negative to it whatsoever.


  • How much of a discount do I get for merchandise for myself?
    1. Stampin’ Up! offers us a 20% discount on everything when we join then, when we reach our very first title promotion, that bumps up to 25%!


  • Can I be your downline even if we don’t live close to one another?
    1. Yes! I have 300+ group members/downline in about 40-45 states including Puerto Rico and a US military base in Europe. You can live anywhere and be in my Stampin’ Up! family! I LOVE that about my group. We are all over; coast-to-coast. And the group is very kind and welcoming!

Terms to know:

          Demonstrator: the only people authorized to sell new Stampin’ Up! (we are not called “consultants”)

          Upline: the person you sign up under (what I am to you)

          Downline: Your relationship to the person you signed up under (what you are to me)

          SU: Stampin’ Up!

          DS: Demonstrator Support (by email or phone – very helpful!)

Updated April 2021