I've never really made much of an effort to be a sales focused demonstrator, I'm more of a happy hobby demo. That means I enjoy discounts and perks that are not available to customers but don't really have any business focus with my Stampin' Up! involvement.
However, recently a few people have contacted me asking if they can buy Stampin' Up! products through me and I've been quite flattered and surprised by this. The Stampin' Up! market in the UK is very competitive with lots of demonstrators who are actively trying to attract and retain relatively few customers so to have customers approach you is quite special.
Because of its price point, which is testament to the quality of the its offering, Stampin' Up! products can be seen by some as luxury items or at least items aimed at a niche market. Of course that's being very generalist, there are lots of ways to make your money go further with Stampin' Up! some of which I often blog about and talk about in my You Tube videos. I also show how Stampin' Up! products can work with other brands to create really stunning projects.
I recently got to thinking about my future with Stampin' Up!. I hadn't needed to buy any products and felt under pressure to meet my minimum sales/purchasing targets for the quarter and wondered if I was caught up in the frenzy of buying for the sake of it that has been talked about recently in the crafting community.
I also lost my much loved and appreciated upline as she resigned from Stampin' Up! and with her obviously went the team I enjoyed being a part of. This again made me wonder if I wanted to remain as a demo. Coupled together with the fact that I'll be making a big move soon, everything seemed to be pointing towards calling it time on Stampin' Up!. Then the requests came and I had a good look at the new offerings coming in January and I thought I'd give it another go, even if for only another quarter.
So here I am only this time people can buy from me if they wish and they can join my team if they wish... that team is currently a team of one, just me but there is always space for another one or two.
You can shop with me by clicking on the link in the side bar or by clicking the shop now button on the Crafty Little Paper Things Facebook page.
Of course customers are welcome. Whilst I don't imagine I would ever make a living from Stampin' Up! the help towards the cost of carry on doing what I love would always be appreciated. I'm always honest in my dealings too so will never give you any false illusions about products or being a demonstrator. I'm always open to a chat if you have any questions.