Johnson Wax approached Des Moines Stamp in 1963 with the opportunity to manufacture and
market this revolutionary new product for Iowa. Des Moines Stamp
accepted the offer and now sells the product in 17 states and is the
largest Perma Stamp manufacturer in the United States.
Perma Stamp is actually ink and plastic molded by heat and pressure to
create a pre-inked stamp. Each stamp has thousands of microscopic ink
pores that release ink when the printing die touches paper. The fine
pore structure is one of the secrets that create 25,000 razor sharp
impressions without an ink pad. Each new batch of ink is tested to insure it produces at least
12 step manufacturing process only takes a few days. The last day of
production includes a final quality control check and a third
stamps are available in black, red, blue, green and purple ink.
Although there are 58 stock stamps in the Perma Stamp catalog, custom
made stamps comprise over 95% of sales.
Stamp is the main product sold by our sales force but we also offer
stamp racks, daters, numberers, inspection stamps, engraved nameplates, signs, labels, and vinyl graphics.
Regardless of the computer age, people still need stamps.
New stamp uses are created daily.
The demand for a quality pre-inked stamp that eliminates a mess
and increases productivity has never been stronger.
The product was originally marketed through office supply stores but
they were unable to promote the product effectively so a direct sales
force was developed.
our independent contractors have approximately 12,000 potential
business accounts in their territories.
We only assign one sales representative per territory and most
territories have an existing customer base. Our representatives make face to face
sales calls (using a proven sales demonstration) on nearly every
business in their territory, write orders and distribute catalogs.
Many of the catalogs distributed result in an order at a later date.
Each day our sales representatives mail or fax their orders to the home office to be
manufactured, invoiced and shipped back to the customer.
Thursday a commission check is wired directly to each sales representatives bank
account paying for orders shipped to their territory the previous
week. Full commission is
paid on ALL orders sent directly to Des Moines by the customer. This
means every mail, phone, fax, email and website order that customers
send directly to Des Moines Stamp are paid the same way as if the
sales representative actually wrote the order.
produce the results needed to be successful, many short, effective
product demonstrations are made each day to all types of businesses.
Our best customers are small to medium sized businesses with
the ability to make quick decisions. Small businesses are the fastest
growing segment of our economy.
is common to wonder how someone can make a living selling stamps. Our
existing sales force are some of the few people who know about and
understand the size of the industry. They are living proof you can
make a nice living selling these great, time saving, custom made
products that every business needs.
- Quality product
- No investment
commission on repeat orders and existing business
- Perma Stamp catalogs
- All marketing
- Support from a 133
year old industry leader
- Variety of marking
products to sell
- Sales contests
- Quarterly and annual
- Weekly wire transfer
of commission checks
opportunities in some areas
- Special introductory
- Direct mail programs
- Generous commission
- Protected territory
- Self discipline to
be your own boss
- Experience or the
ability to make face to face calls
- Ability to work
- Ability to listen to
customers and write orders
Our Existing Sales Representatives Say
We recently hired a
nationwide accounting firm to an independent study of our sales force. Here are
some of their results.
- 88% are satisfied
with their role as a sales representative for our company
- 77% would recommend
the job to someone else
- 100% liked the
independence of the job
- 85% said there was
not too much pressure with the job
- 92% said the job was
exactly as they expected it to be
- 92% said we have
- 87% said it doesn't
take too long to make a sale
- 80% enjoy making
face to face calls
- 92% agreed we have
quality marketing materials
- 92% said they
received the proper assistance when needed
- 92% received
sufficient information during the interview
- 85% of former
representatives would consider returning to work
- 77% of our representatives have
been with us over 3 years
Des Moines Stamp Mfg. Co.
851 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50306