December 4, 2014

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NOVEMBER GSA OFFICE SUPPLY FEDERAL SALES REPORT AND FSSI JANSAN MONTHLY USAGE REPORT DUE MONDAY DECEMBER 8
Please be advised your Federal Sales Office Supply Report and FSSI JanSan Sales Report are due Monday December 8th. It is critical, and mandator... [Read the rest of this article...]

FSSI OS3 UPDATE
The FSSI OS3 launch by GSA has been delayed for nearly 4 months due to protests.  Coupled with the protests, GSA’s requirement to adhere to... [Read the rest of this article...]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES!
Please join us in welcoming this new Affiliate member to the Independent Stationers family!  [Read the rest of this article...]

eCONFIDENTIALS MOVED FROM iPORTAL TO IS WEB SITE
On December 1st, we moved eConfidentials from Oracle Portal to the Member Dashboard of the Independent Stationers Web Site http://www.independent...  [Read the rest of this article...]

ACH PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Your Independent Stationers Accounting Team is already getting into the holiday spirit with this announcement of deadlines for faxed ACH for the weeks... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS SWEEPING UP WITH FM (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
OPI caught up with IS's Director of Merchandising Mike Foster at EPIC to find out more about its Operation Clean Sweep initiative in the facilitie... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS FOCUSING ON SUSTAINABILITY
With its own in-house expertise in sustainability, IS is set to revamp its Green Matters sustainability programme in the new year.  Scott Zintz, ... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS STAFF HELPS OUT AGAIN WITH CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
For the past 8 years, the Independent Stationers staff has supported a local Christmas Assistance Program, and the number of children who have been se... [Read the rest of this article...]

LEADERSHIP TRAITS FROM SANTA CLAUS
It’s no picnic having to smile and be jolly every day while wearing the same itchy wool suit.  Try it sometime. Yet Santa Claus pulls it of... [Read the rest of this article...]

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SMEAD Q4 PROMOTIONS AVAILABLE
Smead has several different promotions for Q4 that your customers can take advantage of until December 31.  Focusing on some of their most popula... [Read the rest of this article...]

ASI PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS INFORMATION
If you are looking to sell promotional products, we wanted to remind you that Independent Stationers has a great program with ASI (Advertising Special... [Read the rest of this article...]

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LOCAL SEARCH RANK WEBINAR DEC 16 – REGISTER TODAY!
This session is geared for companies looking to make an impact in search engine results for a local area. You will learn what important factors influe... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q3 UPDATE WEBINAR PRESENTATION & RECORDING POSTED
If you missed the recent Q3 Membership Update webinars, don't despair!  There is now a PDF of the slides shown, as well as a recording link.&... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC 2015 DATES & VENUE ANNOUNCED
The Annual Meeting of Independent Stationers will be held this year in October in Las Vegas, Nevada.  IS will again team up with ... [Read the rest of this article...]

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VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PRICE FILES POSTED
Vendor Document Library (VDL) Vendor related documents are posted to the Vendor Document Library.  It is restricted to only those dealer-users t... [Read the rest of this article...]

LEAD BINDER LINE CONVERTING FROM AVERY TO WILSON JONES IN 2015
Due to program enhancements for 2015, the lead binder line in the 2015 catalog will be Wilson Jones.  We've posted a conversion table under A... [Read the rest of this article...]

HICKORY FARMS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!
We announced in September that Hickory Farms is an approved vendor for business gifts. These beautifully packaged gifts are a great way to show apprec... [Read the rest of this article...]

INWOOD (IWF) CEASING OPERATIONS NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Inwood (IWF) has announced they are ceasing operations effective Nov 26, 2014.  Orders in house will be completed, but they can no longer accept ... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEWSFLASH - LOWER PAPER PRICING FOR USC OP!
Click here (login required) for the details on the new discounted paper pricing for USC Office Products contract effective 12/1/14. 

EARLIER DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER MONTHLY REPORTING: DUE FRIDAY DEC 5TH BY 5 PM EST
A reminder, your CSM and CSME sales reports for invoiced sales for the month of November 2014 are due by 5:00 Eastern, December 5, 2014 as the 7th of ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PLATFORMS
Click here for a list of holiday hours for the National Accounts Platforms: Enterprise and Order Point.  For CSME, CSM and Order Point participating dealers remember to advise your customers of your dealership hours for deliveries and customer service.

TOYS FOR TOTS
It's beginning to look a lot like....Toys for Tots time! For the last few years Independent Stationers has promoted the Toys for Tots program to ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS NEWS 12-1-14
National Accounts dealers - read the latest news from the National Accounts team: Click here (login required) to read the latest news and updates!