FAQs

Can I earn more than 20%?

Yes, from your own personal sales, you can earn up to an extra 15% commission based on your total monthly sales/purchases.
And if you have a team, there’s extra earning potential there too.

Can I just order for myself?

Yes! and you will get 20% off!

Can I read the terms and agreement before I sign up?

Yes, and if you are like me, you will want to check them before you even do anything else! You can read them.

Do I have to have a blog?

No, it is completely up to you what you do.

Do I have to pay tax?

This depends on how much you sell, versus how much you buy.
If you sold £150 you would earn an approximate commission of £25. This would be the taxable amount. However, if you had purchased £100 worth of products for yourself and your business, then you are in a ‘loss’ position as far as income versus expenditure is concerned. To make a profit, you would need to sell 5 times what you spend to be in a profit situation. And it would depend on current income from other sources (day job etc) as to whether you would pay tax or not.

Do my personal purchases count towards the quarterly minimums?

Yes.

How do I get the discount, and how do I earn commission?

As a demonstrator, you get the immediate 20% discount off the net price at the point you make your purchase through the dedicated demonstrator website. If you are selling to someone you receive the same 20% but as a commission rather than a discount. (This is paid into your account)

I live nowhere near you, can I still be in your team?

Yes!

I want to join, but I don’t have time/want to run a business, can I still join?

Yes and I encourage you to as who doesn’t want 20% off quality craft supplies?! I am a bit of a bargain hunter, so I joined for the discount. It just so happened I developed it into a business. You decide to turn it into a business at any point.

What happens if I don’t meet my minimums?

You will be given an extra month to try and achieve them, but if you don’t, you are not required to return anything to SU, you are not obliged to do anything more, and are not tied in to anything. You will simply go into an ‘inactive’ state, and no longer be able to sell or buy at the 20% discount. However, should you want to rejoin, you can join the same upline immediately by buying a fresh starter kit. But should you wish to go to another upline, you must wait 90 days.

What is the quarterly minimum and when are the quarters?

It is £270 catalogue price which is £225 net. The quarters are Jan-March, April-June, July-September, Oct-December.
When you join SU, you are already within a calendar quarter, so Stampin’ Up! allows you that first part quarter as a ‘grace’ period. So therefore, your first quarterly minimums don’t need to be met until the one after. For example, I joined in July but I had all the way through until the end of December to meet my minimums, and anything I bought/sold during July also counted.