WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS / WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE?
In general, Monday – Friday we take calls between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST or by appointment. On Saturday we take calls between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. We are most often unavailable on Sundays and closed on holidays. We're happy to speak with you after hours if you contact us to arrange it.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I MAKE?
DO YOU OFFER FINANCING OR A PAYMENT PLAN?
We are unable to offer a financing or a payment plan at this time.
WILL I BE THE ONLY ONE IN MY CITY WITH YOUR DESIGNS?
If you are looking for that type of guarantee, our packages are not a match for you. We do not sell to anyone else within 20-miles driving distance of your address. The distance is measured with Google Maps driving directions. This mileage is a buffer between you and other existing Stork Lady affiliates or someone who may come along after you. It is not a restricted or exclusive area. Exclusive/policed areas are common in franchises, which Stork Lady is not. Purchase of a franchise costs much more, in part because franchises include specific territories and it takes money to draw them up and police them.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST POPULAR STORK SIGNS PACKAGE?
The 6-signs stork package is the most popular, by far. However, our partners in very rural locations most often choose the 4-sign package.
HOW MANY STORKS DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
I think 6 stork signs is a good minimum number. The biggest drawback to the 4-sign package, assuming you don't live in a very rural area, is you will likely have to turn down business along the way because you don’t have enough signs. That is not good for your pocket and it’s definitely not good for your business to turn away orders, especially when you are just starting out. You want to be easy to do business with and be in a position to accept rentals. To do that, you have to have enough signs to fill every rental request. A minimum of 6 signs gives you a good start and once you are busy and need additional signs we can ship quickly.
IN ADDITION TO A BUSINESS PACKAGE, WHAT ELSE IS REQUIRED TO BEGIN A BUSINESS?
You will need a software run vinyl cutter to make the lettering for the bundles, sibling signs, dog bones, cupcake & flamingo plaques, etc. The vinyl cutter the majority of the partners use is a Cameo Silhouette. We have lots of help and support available to teach you how to use it. It’s not difficult to learn how.
ONCE I PURCHASE A PACKAGE IS IT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL INVENTORY OR SUPPLIES AS I GROW?
Yes, once the initial package is purchased, all of our signs may be purchased individually. We offer a price break on the purchase of 4 storks or more.
ARE YOUR SIGNS PLASTIC OR WOOD?
Our signs are PVC plastic and computer cut for consistent excellence.
HELP! THERE IS ALREADY COMPETITION HERE!
Competition is actually a good thing! We've learned that you will get off to a faster start if there is already someone doing storks and/or birthday sign rentals in your area. The reason is you aren't faced with having to introduce the whole “idea” of yard sign rentals. People already know about it and have been exposed to it. And when they see YOUR stork, cupcake or flamingo sign in a yard or they Google for lawn sign rentals and your website is returned, they say, "I want THAT sign!” So, don’t be deterred by competition, be happy!
WHY SHOULD I USE YOUR SIGNS?
We think our signs are definitely the cutest and that is the comment we hear most often. Every sign we offer is computer cut and consistent in quality and look. Our stake is extremely heavy-duty and each stake is individually drilled to match up with the holes in each sign you receive. Our signs don’t twist in the wind or lean, as long as you install them correctly, which is easy to do.
ARE THE SIGNS DIFFICULT TO SET UP?
No, they are actually very easy to set up. For most people it will take just a few minutes. If you have hard or frozen ground we give you instructions on how to install signs in that situation. With frozen ground it still takes less than 10 minutes and anyone can do it!
THE STORKS AND FLAMINGO ARE 6 FEET TALL. DO I NEED A TRUCK OR VAN TO TRANSPORT THEM? WHAT ABOUT THE CUPCAKE SIGNS?
The wonderful thing about our storks and flamingo is they are made in two pieces, the legs & the torso. When you attach them to the stake (legs go on first) they stand 6 feet tall. The signs were designed in this way so a van or truck would not be necessary to transport them. They easily fit in both my Ford Escape and Ford Focus. The Focus is a small car.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE IN AN AVERAGE WEEK?
That really depends on you and how much time you want to give your business in order to establish and grow it. The more you talk it up, market it, expose people to it, etc., the more you will get out of it. The amount of time that takes will vary from one person to another. I would guess the average person spends 10-15 hours per week on deliveries, marketing, etc.
I HAVE A STOREFRONT BUSINESS. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL SIGNS IN LIEU OF A BUSINESS PACKAGE?
We are not a supplier of signs per se. We offer a business opportunity that includes lawn signs. Everyone who purchases our baby / birthday signs must purchase a business opportunity package.
I AM OUTSIDE OF THE USA. MAY I PURCAHSE A BUSINESS PACKAGE?
At this time we are unable to ship any of our business packages outside of the USA. There are no exceptions.
WHAT IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME ON BUSINESS PACKAGE SALES?
We are a small niche business. We do not have completed signs in storage awaiting sales. We make signs and fill business packages to order on a first come, first served basis.
IS A REFUND AVAILABLE IF I CHANGE MY MIND AFTER PURCHASE OF A BUSINESS PACKAGE?
A refund is available for 72-hours following the purchase of a business package. 72-hours after purchase, the Stork Lady© proprietary information will be sent to you. No refund will be given after this information has been sent.
DO YOU OFFER SUPPORT?
Included with the purchase of a Stork Lady© business package is hands-on support, help and advice regarding all aspects of your business, including marketing.