It is no secret that demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up! in alarming numbers. In just the last few months, we have seen an exodus of some of the most popular and successful demonstrators, many of whom have been with the company for over a decade.
So why are so many demonstrators leaving Stampin’ Up!? In this detailed guide, we will take a look at some of the most common reasons why demonstrators are leaving the company and explore what, if anything, Stampin’ Up! can do to stem the tide.
1. The Demonstrator Discount is No Longer as Generous as it Once Was
One of the biggest reasons demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up! is because the demonstrator discount is no longer as generous as it once was. In the past, demonstrators could get up to a 50% discount on Stampin’ Up! products. However, that percentage has been gradually decreasing over the last few years and is now down to just 20%.
This decrease in the demonstrator discount has made it much harder for demonstrators to make a profit, especially given the fact that many of them are also having to pay for their own shipping costs. As a result, many demonstrators are finding it simply not worth their while to stay with Stampin’ Up!
2. There Are More and More Restrictions on What Demonstrators Can Sell
Another reason demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up! is because there are more and more restrictions on what demonstrators can sell. For example, Stampin’ Up! now prohibits demonstrators from selling products on third-party websites like Amazon and eBay.
This is a major problem for demonstrators because it significantly limits their ability to reach new customers and grow their business. Many demonstrators feel that these restrictions are unfair and that Stampin’ Up! is only looking out for its own interests, rather than those of its demonstrators.
3. Stampin’ Up! is Constantly Changing Its Policies
Another major source of frustration for demonstrators is the fact that Stampin’ Up! is constantly changing its policies. It seems like every few months there is a new policy or guideline that demonstrators have to follow. This can be very confusing and frustrating, especially for those who have been with the company for a long time.
What’s more, these changes are often made without any consultation with the demonstrators themselves. This makes many demonstrators feel like they are not valued or respected by Stampin’ Up!.
4. The Stampin’ Up! Community is Not as Friendly or Supportive as it Once Was
Another big reason demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up! is because the community is not as friendly or supportive as it once was. In the past, the Stampin’ Up! community was a close-knit group of friends who supported and encouraged each other.
Nowadays, however, the community is much more competitive and cutthroat. There is a lot of drama and backstabbing, and many demonstrators feel like they are not being supported by their upline or downline. As a result, many demonstrators are finding the community to be a very stressful and toxic environment.
5. Stampin’ Up! is Not as Innovative as it Used to Be
Finally, many demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up! because they feel like the company is no longer as innovative as it used to be. In the past, Stampin’ Up! was always coming out with new and exciting products that demonstrators could use to grow their business.
Nowadays, however, it seems like Stampin’ Up! is stuck in a rut. There are very few new products being released, and many of the products that are being released are not very exciting or innovative. As a result, many demonstrators are finding it hard to get excited about Stampin’ Up! and are losing interest in the company.
So those are some of the most common reasons why demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up!. It’s important to note that not all demonstrators are leaving for the same reasons. Some demonstrators may have other reasons for leaving that are not mentioned here.
How We Can Prevent Demonstrators from Leaving?
These are some of the main reasons why demonstrators are leaving Stampin’ Up!. While we can’t control everything, there are some things we can do to prevent demonstrators from leaving.
1. Offer More Financial Incentives
One way to prevent demonstrators from leaving Stampin’ Up! is to offer more financial incentives. This could include things like a higher percentage of sales, bonuses for meeting certain goals, or even just lower prices on demonstrator products. By making it more financially attractive to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we can keep more people from leaving.
2. Reduce the Time Commitment
Another way to prevent demonstrators from leaving is to reduce the time commitment. This could mean offering more flexibility with event requirements, giving demonstrators more time to complete orders, or simply providing more support so that demonstrators don’t feel like they have to do everything on their own.
3. Increase Support
Many demonstrators leave Stampin’ Up! because they feel like they lack support. We can prevent this by increasing the support we offer. This could include things like more training resources, a stronger social media presence, or even just more one-on-one support from Stampin’ Up! staff.
4. Be More Transparent
Demonstrators are more likely to stay with Stampin’ Up! if they feel like they know what’s going on. We can be more transparent with demonstrators by communicating changes early and often, being open to feedback, and being clear about our decision-making process.
5. Offer Better Opportunities
Finally, we can prevent demonstrators from leaving Stampin’ Up! by offering better opportunities. This could mean things like a more generous compensation plan, a wider range of products, or more support for events and marketing. By offering demonstrators more, we can keep them from leaving for a better opportunity elsewhere.