Stamp a what? That’s right, Stamparatus is coming! We had the good fortune to hear about and see the Stamparatus at OnStage last week before the marketing info was launched today (Monday). It was so hard not to share the news online! It is going to be amazing, much better than other stamp placement tools by other vendors.
I have posted a picture of what it looks like, the Customer Q/A for pre-order, and a video from Stampin’ Up! on using the Stamparatus. I have also posted a picture of the new Occasions Catalog which you will be receiving from me in December if you have ordered this year or attend Stamp Night. (If not, just send me a message with your address and I will add you to my list. Please do so by November 26 so that I can close my catalog order online by the end of the month.)
FAQ’s – This is a long list but I want to be sure everyone is aware of the ordering details if they choose to participate in the pre-order beginning this Thursday, 11/16.
One of the key points is that when the order is ready to ship in February we will receive an email that we can finalize our order. The good thing is that we will be able to add to the order if we would like to earn a Sale-a-bration item (Reminder – for every $50 we purchase, we choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog). The Stamparatus will be $49 (US), so you will need to add a stamp set, paper or snail refill!
Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the
RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step
instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.
Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on
the online store.
Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any
given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our
warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.
Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets?
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will
then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment
and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add
other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We
will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to
complete my order?
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your
Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you
would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the
number of tools you can order.
Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability
depending on demand.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as
well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus
Finally, I had mentioned to those of you attending Stamp Night on Monday night that we were not able to show the catalog or products to you until December. Well, I know we can show the cover (posted below), but I would be so tempted to open it up! However, today I saw several demonstrators share products we received at OnStage on their Facebook pages. So just like this week’s pre-order by demonstrators or when the entire catalog goes live in December, if we have the product we can share it. So during Wednesday night’s Facebook Live I will share the stamp sets I received and the cards we made in our make & take sessions. For those not on FB, I will share again in a blog post later this week.
If you haven’t this week, visit my demonstrator website to see the new logo and the awesome changes to the site. There are pictures or videos by each stamp set when you click on it for more details, design changes and lots more. I really love it! Click here!
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