The 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue is retiring! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalogue take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way.
Stock up on your favourite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.
SHIPPING PRICE INCREASE
Stampin’ Up! has worked over the years to manage steadily increasing costs, which accelerated and expanded with the sudden emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, and its subsequent ripple effect on the marketplace and supply chain. Over the last two years we’ve initiated several efforts across the business to lessen the impact of these unprecedented challenges. We continue working to adapt to the world’s “new normal” moving forward—and today we’re writing to share a necessary change we’re making in support of this effort.
Starting 1 April 2022, standard shipping and handling rates will permanently increase in all markets.
The new pricing structure will increase shipping charges as follows:
In Australia, standard shipping and handling charges will change from $5.95 AUD or 5% (whichever is greater) to $6.95 AUD or 6% (whichever is greater).
In other words, the increase is $1.00 or one percentage point, per order (dependent on the total).
Stampin’ Up! has not initiated a cost increase to shipping and handling charges for well over a decade, even with many years of the business’s shipping-related costs steadily increasing. Despite our best efforts to manage shipping and handling costs without increasing their associated fees, the acceleration of shipping and handling cost increases over the past two years has exceeded our ability to continue subsidising without this increase.
We recognise the potential impact this change brings to you, and we’ve worked through a multitude of considerations to land at a decision we believe is effective and responsible. We collect less in shipping and handling fees from you than we pay to support these services. This change is about Stampin’ Up! not losing money at an unsustainable rate—not about making more money. This adjustment is consistent with the responsive shifts many companies have had to make in the continued global supply chain crisis.
We wouldn’t introduce this increase if we didn’t foresee its long-term need. Industry analysts expect significant supply chain and shipping challenges well into 2023—and even when the crisis normalises, many marketplace dynamics will not return to pre-pandemic levels.
NEW CATALOGUE PRICING CHANGES
Stampin’ Up! strive to provide us with the best papercrafting products and experiences, without sacrificing the quality Stampin’ Up! is known for, all while being mindful of cost and other important considerations. Stampin’ Up! regularly review their pricing, taking into account the cost of doing business, global exchange rates, increased supplier costs, and market comparisons. When it comes to making changes, Stampin’ Up! are conservative and put off price increases for as long as they can because they know they impact me and you.
Due to increased costs to produce these items, moving forward new prices will be in effect within the following product categories:
- Select background stamps
- Select stamping accessories
- Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads and Refills
- Cardstock and Designer Series Paper
- Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines and select plates
- Punches and select tools
- Kits Collection and select Memories & More
- Select embellishments and ribbons
- Select adhesives
In addition, during the pricing analysis, SU realised their systems were not handling pricing calculations consistently. They fixed this issue, which resulted in slight price changes across the board. These price updates impact all markets but will be seen across different product categories in each market; they will also go into effect with the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue.