ScrapBiz? What is it?
Let’s start with what it’s NOT… • Not a multi-level direct sales company • Not a wholesale buying group • Not a broker or sales rep company • We do not resell products to our members • Our members are not “discount retailers”.
So, what IS ScrapBiz? • Where Business and Creativity Connect! • A business incubator for home-based Scrapbook businesses of all sorts • We build relationships with wholesalers for members and show them how to order direct • We provide solid business advice and education
We are also: • Committed to teaching members how to set up a business based on sound business practices • Interested in partnering with wholesalers of scrapbook, stamping and paper arts products • Interested acquiring benefits for our members that help them run their businesses • Committed to the growth and health of the whole Scrapbook industry
How Big is ScrapBiz? • Over 300 members in the U.S., Canada and Australia • Average 10 new members each month • Each member buys (on average) $600 per month in products* THAT MEANS… *per member research 4/2003
Nearly$2,000,000 in collective buying power and growing!
Start-up package that includes a Business Manual that takes them from step-one Monthly Business oriented newsletter Ongoing business education Program Wholesaler relationships and information Quarterly technique-based ideas for workshops Private message board system Members-only site packed with business links and info Close-knit community of support and friendship What We Provide our Members…
The Values our Members Live By… • I will provide the best service possible to my customers and present myself in a professional manner • I will be a good “Retail Citizen” and seek to build my business in appropriate ways that will not intentionally harm the businesses of others –both inside and outside of ScrapBiz® • I will conduct my business in an ethical and honest manner and not misrepresent myself to wholesalers • I will abide by the policies and rules of each individual wholesaler and respect their wishes regarding the sale of their products. • I will have fun • I will respect the time of vendors and their customer service reps • I will continue to educate myself about new techniques to provide my customers with fresh ideas • I will not speak negatively of my fellow ScrapBiz® affiliates. • I will not disclose proprietary information from the ScrapBiz® message board including pricing, wholesaler contact info, etc.
Our Mission Statement... • Innovate – we seek to provide an environment for our members to reach their potential by encouraging them to try the untried and think outside of the box when it comes to developing products and services for their businesses. • Educate –we believe the biggest obstacle to success is the lack of business knowledge. We seek to provide a solid business foundation for our members and believe that they will achieve a consistent level of success not common in the scrapbook industry. • Liberate – we believe that many women possess the talent and desire to be home-based entrepreneurs. Traditionally, the only avenue to realizing this dream in the scrapbook industry has been through the multi-level direct sales companies. We seek to provide an innovative environment that will allow the true entrepreneur the freedom to build a business over which they have total control. The result is greater personal satisfaction and a greater chance at financial success.
Our members areseriousbusiness owners doingamazingthings Consulting, event planning, retailing, e-tailing, product development, wholesaling
Kim Guymonhas been scrapbooking for nearly 15 years. She started with just some Hallmark stickers, pastel colored cardstock and a glue stuck and set about “scrapping” photos from a recent trip to Europe. It’s a craft she has been practicing ever since. Formerly a consultant for one of the newer Multi-level Direct Sales Scrapbook companies, Kim wanted to provide an alternative to that avenue for the scrapbook Entrepreneur to be able to start a small business without having buckets of cash. Kim believes that many ScrapBiz members will eventually go on to run large and successful scrapbook companies. Aside from Scrapbooking, Kim has extensive experience in small business operations and customer service. The Founder…
Interested? Here’s how you can become a “ScrapBiz Wholesale Partner”
Our Wholesale Partners can… • Gain access to ScrapBiz members by allowing each to set up their own account* • Maximize the relationship by offering a “Members-only” deal of some sort such as: • Lower opening order/reorder minimum • Free shipping • No product minimums • Additional perks for members *Account privileges must be extended to all business types.
How will the members know? • Every wholesaler gets a free Virtual Trade Show listing in our Members-only area. • Includes: contact name, ordering terms, product description, website, special deals, etc. • Members are free to contact you and set up accounts if they choose to • They identify themselves as ScrapBiz members so you can track the response.
Other Opportunities to Reach Them… • Vendor Visibility Program • Banner ads in the Members-only area • Newsletter Ads • Your own part of the message board Contact us for more info on this program
Convinced? Contact us today…
12024 40th Drive SE Everett, WA 98208 425-750-6677 info@ScrapBiz.com www.ScrapBiz.com