Letter # 1 – Welcome to the Pals

 

Dear XXX,

Welcome!  I’m so excited that you purchased your starter kit through me and are now a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community.  My goal is to help you take your passion for paper crafting and Stampin’ Up! products to a new level of fun, friendship and, for those that are interested, extra income.  I recommend you enjoy, learn and adapt what works best for YOU!!

Watch for additional emails from me to help you make the most of your Stampin’ Up! experience.

SEVEN EXCLUSIVE DEMONSTRATOR AND PALS RESOURCES:

  1. Pals Weekly Bulletin:  Each Thursday, I’ll email you the latest Pals activities including fun contests, challenges and recognition as well as Stampin’ Up! product, promotions (often time sensitive) and other news.  Please take a few minutes to read the bulletin each week to make the most of being part of the Pals Community and maximize your demonstrator benefits.
  2. Love Button!  Demonstrator Support (1-800-STAMPUP) is available Monday thru Friday, 7a to 7p Mountain Time.  The friendly staff members at Stampin’ Up! are ready to help and offer the fastest and most up to date way to resolve your day to day questions (for example:  special offers, product ordering and exchange questions).
  3. Go to the Head of the Class!  Stampin’ University will get you on the fast track to familiarizing yourself with Stampin’ Up! and your new benefits. Log into the demonstrator website (requires login) and you’ll see the link along the top menu. Learn how to place a demonstrator order, get your discount, host a class, invite friends to join, advance to Bronze Elite and much more!
  4. Policies, Procedures and Rules, Oh My!  See the Stampin’ Up! Policies Manual. I’m just an email away to help as well.  
  5. You won’t want to miss out.  Join the stamping conversation and creative fun in our Pals private Facebook Groups See this page for more information and to join the groups.
  6. Bandit Prize Patrol!  I love giving away FREE products. Participate twice a month in our creative challenges by uploading projects to our private Pals Facebook Gallery.  You’ll find oodles of card ideas, too!  Learn how to participate in the Bandit challenges here. 
  7. Recognition & Rewards!  Check out my rewards chart for Pals title promotions, sales and more.  I reward levels 1 – 3 equally.  This provides recognition & rewards for your team members (through my level 3), too!

I’m here if you have any questions or thoughts to share.  Simply reply to this email!

Hugs, Mary

 

Letter #2 – Pals on Facebook, A Treasured Resource

 

Dear XXX,

Our Pals private Facebook chat groups are the perfect spots to ask for stamping advice, share ideas and samples, get inspired, comment, cheer or quietly learn from the discussion.  The groups, rewards and prizes are offered to all levels of my Pals Community (level 1 – 3)!  That means your team members benefit, too, if they fall within my levels 2 and 3.  I’m on the chats daily, too!  

The Pals Facebook Chat Groups and topics are listed below.  Simply click on the links of the groups and wait (up to 48 hours) to be approved for private access. New demonstrators may need to wait until commissions finalize for the previous month before we can determine active status.

Pals Stampin’ Chat:  A very special place for both hobby and business Pals to chat about products, ask stamping questions, share advice and successes – even virtual parties and prizes.  We also discuss and rally for events and live get togethers, including our monthly Facebook Live gathering!  ALL content is confidential.  Before posting, please be sure to read the Stampin’ Up! updates or contact Demonstrator Support for general product, promotion or compliance questions. 

Pals Gallery:  Need inspiration or a place to share your projects? The Pals Gallery is our very own “show and tell” of paper crafting (cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D, and more).  Watch for the Gallery Bandit Challenge (two per month) to boost your creative “mojo” and Prize Patrol for 8 lucky participants per month.

Pals Bulletin Board:  Essentially our “want ad” section.  Advertise a new blog challenge, product share, buy/sell/trade/find Stampin’ Up! products, promote a charitable event.

Pals Polls & Prize Patrol:  You won’t want to miss this Pals favorite!  Join us for a virtual party to celebrate each new catalog launch.  Fun polls & tons of prizes!

Simply Social:  This chat is a positive, fun, social place.  Share a personal experience and/or photo (for example, kids & pets, weather check, funny story).  No religious or political commentary in this chat, please.  You may use the Pals Prayer Group to request or offer a prayer.

Pals Prayer & Support Group:  Request or offer a simple prayer of support for a fellow Pal or their close family members. Please respect the diversity and range of beliefs within our group and keep the chat positive and harmonious.

Additional Training Resources:  Get additional training and business support through my upline and coach, Lisa Pretto.

I recommend joining all the chats for a total stamping “immersion” and chance to connect with other paper crafters in our group.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are listed on Facebook under an alternative name (for example, a maiden name), you’ll need to let me know so that I can watch for it and accept you in.

Please keep these discussions positive and fun.  Political and religious beliefs should not be part of the conversation and may be deleted.

SAY “HELLO!”  Visit our private Pals Facebook Chat and post a sentence or two about where you are from, who you joined under and a little about yourself.  You’ll get a warm welcome from our friendly group!

NOT A FACEBOOK MEMBER YET?   Be brave if you’re a newbie.  It’s worth the wealth of ideas, inspiration and friendship that await you!  Join Facebook here. You can simply join Facebook to participate in our private chat groups–you don’t need to manage a public page. Please email me if you need help with getting set up in Facebook.

TO TURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS & LOG IN WHEN YOU LIKE. If you don’t want to receive an email for every Facebook discussion and comment (it can be overwhelming), please follow these steps to turn off notifications.  Again, if you need help with this, I’m just an email away!

Our chats and my private stamping community are one of the best resources I can offer you as part of your demonstrator experience. I highly recommend you give them a try!

I’m here if you have any questions or thoughts to share.  Simply reply to this email!

Hugs, Mary

 

Letter #3 – How to Place Your 1st Order & SAVE!!

 

Name,

Now that your starter kit is on the way, you may want to explore how to place your first demonstrator order.  Here’s what you’ll need to know!

TO GET STARTED:  You are immediately eligible to place an order using your demonstrator discount.  Start by logging into the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website.  Go to ordering and placing orders.  Select the order type you need (see below).  If you are purchasing products for yourself, you will choose “demonstrator order.”  Your discount will be applied at checkout.

TYPES OF ORDERS:

  • Demonstrator order (20% to 25% discount for YOU applied at check out)
  • Customer order (earn 20% to 25% commission and products are mailed directly to the customer)
  • Workshop group order (earn 20% – 25% commission and products mailed to a single host or, with a host code, on-line orders are delivered to direct addresses).
  • Supplies order.  You can find business supplies by logging into the demonstrator site and clicking Ordering, then Supply Items.  Supplies can be added to a Demonstrator order, but they are not discounted and do not count towards sales. Minimum shipping charges apply.

25% (income or discount) is available to those who reach the title of Bronze Elite ($1800 in rolling annual sales) or above.  Here’s more information about Stampin’ Up! titles and benefits.

ALL of these types of orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards (also called Host Rewards) starting at $150 in product (before shipping, tax and your discount)

I’m here if you have any questions or thoughts to share.  Simply reply to this email!

Hugs, Mary

P.S. If you haven’t joined our Pals private Facebook chat groups, you’re missing out on creative ideas, exclusive resources, paper crafting prizes and fun. Click here for more details.

 

Letter #4 – Stamp, Share & Earn Income? Tell Me More!

 

Dear XXX,

Want to take your passion for paper, stamps and ink and earn extra income?

Here are some quick and easy resources:

  • Stampin’ University – training section of the demonstrator website. Find Stampin’ University along the top menu after logging into the demonstrator website.  Learn how to place a demonstrator order, get your discount, host a class, invite friends to join, advance to Bronze Elite and much more!
  • InkBig Academy –  Lisa Pretto is my direct upline. She’s a top notch direct sales trainer and successful Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Lisa offers lots of free business training along with special discounts for the Pals.  Learn more about InkBig Academy here.  As a Pal, you also qualify for her VIP program and newsletter for free.  Please email [email protected] to join the FREE InkBig VIP training.  You will then be provided with your login and password setup.  She also offers a Facebook group here with more opportunities for challenges, prizes and fun.

PALS RESOURCES:  I recommend you keep the following resources handy.  Hobby demonstrators can benefit, too. 

LOVE FREE PRODUCTS?  Check out my rewards & recognition program for the Pals (levels 1 – 3) who aspire a little higher!

Your demonstrator login is required

I’m here if you have any questions or thoughts to share.  Simply reply to this email!

Hugs, Mary

P. S.  Are you missing out on our creative fun?  Be sure to join the Pals private stamping groups on Facebook for ideas, creative and friendly stamping discussion and prize patrol.  Not a Facebook member or user?  Reply to this email and I can help you get set up.

Letter #5 – Want to Be Found?

 

Dear XXX,

If you would like the opportunity for customers to find you through the Stampin’ Up! system, please be sure you are familiar with the Stampin’ Up! Directory and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Locator.

Here’s the Difference:

Directory (Available to all demonstrators):  If a customer wants to find a specific demonstrator and knows their name or location, they can enter this information in the Demonstrator Directory, search, and find their demonstrator. All active demonstrators who opt in (through your Referral Policy Agreement) are part of the Demonstrator Directory.  A demonstrator does NOT need to have a DBWS (Demonstrator Business Web Site) for this option.

Demonstrator Locator – Only available to demonstrators who have a DBWS: If a customer doesn’t have a demonstrator and wants to find one in their own area, they can enter their address in the Demonstrator Locator.  It then displays contact information of ten demonstrators in their area. To appear in the Demonstrator Locator, active demonstrators must:

IMPORTANT:  You must “opt in” in order to receive this referral benefit.  The example below shows you how to update your profile.  Please remember that the Demonstrator Locator requires you have an active DBWS.

 

TIP:  Sometimes, even after opting “in” to the referral agreement, a demonstrator’s info will not pop up in the searches.  In most cases, if a demonstrator lets demonstrator support know (1-800-STAMPUP) know, they can go in to a demonstrator’s profile in their  system and perform what is called a “Demonstrator Locator Update.”  This assists in setting valid latitude and longitude coordinates for a demonstrator so that they will show up properly in the locator on the web. They will re-verify the coordinates and in most cases when they do this and “save,” the demonstrator is located without any further issues.
I’m here if you have any questions or thoughts to share.  Simply reply to this email!

Hugs, Mary

P. S.  Are you missing out on our creative fun?  Be sure to join the Pals private stamping groups on Facebook for ideas, friendly stamping discussion and prize patrol.  Not a Facebook member or user? Reply to this email and I can help you get set up.

 

Letter #6 – Are You Getting the News?

 

Dear XXX, 

I’m confident that you’ll enjoy your demonstrator experience and paper crafting supplies even more if you stay up to date on the latest Stampin’ Up! product and promotion news! 

EVERY TUESDAY:  Succeed Weekly should arrive by email each week with the latest Stampin’ Up! updates (linked), product news, promotions, videos and crafting ideas.  Be sure to let demonstrator support know if you aren’t receiving Succeed Weekly.

EVERY THURSDAY:  You’ll receive the Pals Weekly Bulletin (PWB), which covers the latest Pals news, events, recognition and exclusive resources! Please let me know if you aren’t receiving the PWB. You won’t want to miss out!  It is sent to the email address you have on record with Stampin’ Up!

EACH QUARTER:  Stampin’ Up! sends out Stampin’ Success magazine.  Ideas, business tips and more!

As always, I’m here to help if you have questions!  Simply reply to this email.

Hugs, Mary

P. S.  Are you missing out on our creative fun?  Be sure to join the Pals private stamping groups on Facebook for ideas, friendly stamping discussion and prize patrol.  Not a Facebook member or user? Reply to this email and I can help you get set up.

Letter #7 – What Are Flex Points?

 

Dear XXX,

Who doesn’t love FREE products?  Stampin’ Up! has a fabulous Flex Points program where you can earn free products and more based on sales, leadership and recruiting.

See how Flex Account points work in the Stampin’ Up! compensation Plan Summary.  Find your Flex Points total as well as products you can redeem them for under Ordering and My Flex Account on the demonstrator web site.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Simply reply to this email.

Hugs, Mary

P. S.  Are you missing out on our creative fun?  Be sure to join the Pals private stamping groups on Facebook for ideas, friendly stamping discussion and prize patrol.  Not a Facebook member or user? Reply to this email and I can help you get set up.

Letter #8 – Share Your Love of Stamping!

 

Dear XXX, 

As a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals, there are lots of exclusive perks and resources available! I encourage you to take advantage of them (if you haven’t already) as part of your demonstrator experience (hobby or business)!

Join the Pals Monthly Blog Hop.  Enjoy exposure and visits from 1000’s from all over the world!  Details announced in the Pals Weekly Bulletin (PWB) each Thursday.  Please let me know if you are not receiving the PWB.

    • I host a Facebook Live Gathering on our Pals Chat the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Mountain time.  I’ll share details in our Pals Weekly Bulletin (PWB).  Our monthly gatherings include a review of new products and promotions, exploration of important topics for hobby or business demonstrators or a special guest presentation!  Can’t make it to the live event?  I’ll share the recording so you can watch when it’s convenient!
    • Be a star on my Stampin’ Pretty Facebook page.  Email me as often as you like a photo and/or link to a paper crafting project you wish to share with my 10,000+ followers.  A blog is not required.  If you need help with photography, here are my top 10 tips!
    • Sunday Pals Picks.  I dedicate my Sunday blog post to the talented Stampin’ Pretty Pals.  Please submit your project here (include a link if you have a blog but it’s not required) by Wed. Noon.  Every project is included.  One submission per week. 
  • Watch your email each Thursday for the Pals Weekly Bulletin (PWB).  It highlights Pals recognition, resources and fun!
  • Pals Facebook Gallery and Bandit Challenge.  Share your work with the Pals (and get inspiration for yourself) in our Pals Private Facebook Gallery.  Get your creative mojo flowing with our Bandit Creative Challenge (2 per month) and prize patrol chances for participants!
  • Our best stamping resource!  You won’t want to miss the private stamping discussion and friendly atmosphere on our Pals Chat on Facebook.
  • Pals Directory.  Check out who lives close to you to set up a stamping get-together or attend a Stampin’ Up! event. Please complete this optional form if you would like to be! added to the list.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help!  Simply reply to this email.

Hugs, Mary  

P. S.  Are you missing out on our creative fun?  Be sure to join the Pals private stamping groups on Facebook for ideas, friendly stamping discussion and prize patrol.  Not a Facebook member or user? Reply to this email and I can help you get set up.

 

Letter #9 – How to Keep Your Discount Active

 

Dear XXX,

Have you enjoyed your demonstrator experience so far?  Have you taken advantage of all the great perks, discounts and other exclusive resources?  CLICK HERE for an overview of all the perks so you don’t miss out.

Here’s how you can continue your demonstrator discounts and benefits each quarter:

Your first quarter is calculated as from the time you join through the first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter.  Stampin’ Up! quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September and October – December.  If you join DURING a quarter, you will get the remainder of that quarter PLUS the first full quarter to reach $300 in total sales.

  • $300 in total sales includes your customer purchases (workshop, customer and on-line orders) AND personal product purchases (demonstrator orders).  It does not include orders for business supplies, shipping or tax.
  • After your first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter, your demonstrator status will renew every 3 months if you continue to reach $300 in total sales.
  • In the event you do not reach $300 in sales by the end of the quarter, you will go into “pending status” the following month. Think of this as a one month grace period to “catch up” your sales and a last chance to renew.  You will still have full demonstrator benefits and discounts during your pending month.  
  • Not sure where to find your total sales?  Visit the demonstrator website, log in and look at your key stats section on the first page – lower right corner of the demonstrator home page (example below).

 

  

 

If you have any questions, please email me (simply reply to this email) or contact demonstrator support at 1-800-STAMPUP.  I’m here to help you stay active as long as possible!

Hugs, Mary

P. S.  Are you missing out on our creative fun?  Be sure to join the Pals private stamping groups on Facebook for ideas, friendly stamping discussion and prize patrol.  Not a Facebook member or user? Reply to this email and I can help you get set up.

Letter #10 – Where the Stamping Conversation is Happening!

 

Dear XXX,

Our Pals private Facebook chat groups are the perfect spots to ask for stamping advice, share ideas and samples, get inspired, comment, cheer or quietly learn from the discussion.  I’m on the chats daily adding to the discussion (including prize patrols), too! 

If you have already joined the groups, I hope you love them as much as I do!

The private Pals Facebook Chat Groups and their topics are listed below. Simply click on the links and wait (up to 48 hours) to be approved for private access. 

Pals Stampin’ Chat:  A very special place for both hobby and business Pals to chat about products, ask stamping questions, share advice and successes – even virtual parties and prizes.  We also discuss and rally for events and live get togethers, including our monthly Facebook Live gathering!  ALL content is confidential. Before posting, please be sure to read the Stampin’ Up! updates or contact Demonstrator Support for general product, promotion or compliance questions.

Pals Gallery:  Need inspiration or a place to share your projects? The Pals Gallery is our very own “show and tell” of paper crafting (cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D, and more).  Watch for the Gallery Bandit Prize Patrol (two per month) to boost your creative “mojo” and Prize Patrol for 8 lucky participants per month.

Pals Bulletin Board:  Essentially our “want ad” section.  Advertise a new blog challenge, product share, buy/sell/trade/find SU products, promote a charitable event.

Pals Polls & Prize Patrol:  You won’t want to miss this Pals favorite!  Join us for a virtual party to celebrate each new catalog launch.  Fun polls & tons of prizes!

Simply Social:  This chat is a positive, fun, social place. Share a personal experience and/or photo (for example, kids & pets, weather check, funny story). No religious or political commentary in this chat, please.  You may use the Pals Prayer Group to request or offer a prayer.  

Pals Prayer & Support Group:  Request or offer a simple prayer of support for a fellow Pal. Please respect the diversity and range of beliefs within our group and keep the chat as positive and harmonious as possible.

I recommend joining all the chats for a total stamping “immersion” and chance to connect with other paper crafters in our group.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are listed on Facebook under an alternative name (for example, a maiden name), you’ll need to let me know so that I can watch for it and accept you in.

Please keep these discussions positive and fun.  Political and religious beliefs should not be part of the conversation and may be deleted.

NOT A FACEBOOK MEMBER YET.  Be brave if you’re a newbie.  It’s worth the wealth of ideas, inspiration and friendship that await you!)?  Join Facebook here. You can join Facebook just so you can participate in our private chat groups–you don’t need to manage a public page. Please email me if you need help with getting set up in Facebook.

TO TURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS. If you don’t want to receive an email for every Facebook discussion and comment (it can be overwhelming), please follow these steps to turn off notifications.  Again, if you need help, I’m just an email away!

Our chats and my private stamping community are one of the best resources I can offer you as part of your demonstrator experience. I highly recommend you give them a try!

I’m here if you have any questions or thoughts to share.  Simply reply to this email!

Hugs, Mary