June 9, 2016

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EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO COME!
We are announcing some BIG news – Join us on the upcoming EPIC Business Essentials Rally Call! You do not want to miss this rally call - we will be announcing a MAJOR enhancement to our program that will allow you to sell more and make ...   [Read the rest of this article...]

EAKES OFFICE SOLUTIONS DONATES PRINTERS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Lincoln, NE, May 26, 2016: Eakes Office Solutions made a donation of printers in support of printer service and connectivity labs that began this spring at Southeast Community College and The Career Academy. Dan Nickel, the Computer Information Te...  [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA EXPLAINS DEPT OF LABOR RULE ON NEW OVERTIME REGULATIONS
On May 17, 2016, the Department of Labor (department) issued its Final Rules governing new overtime requirements. This initial advisory is quick look at the Final Rule and some highlights for you. The Final Rule is more than 500 pages, and we are sti...  [Read the rest of this article...]

RESALE TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES NEEDED
Most dealers believe that they are exempt from paying sales tax when they make purchases from our contracted vendors, because the purchased items will be resold to end-users.  That is a correct belief, assuming that a resale tax exemption certif...  [Read the rest of this article...]

WHAT MAKES A GREAT SALES PERSON TICK?
Dave Fellman explains what really motivates most salespeople. “There are two kinds of salespeople in the world,” the office products dealer said, “there’s the good ones, and then there’s all the ones I’ve hired....  [Read the rest of this article...]

MEMBER RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Mike Mitchell is no longer employed as the Membership Relations Representative at Independent Stationers.  We thank him for his time in service and wish him well in his future endeavors.  If you were working with Mike on any projects please...  [Read the rest of this article...]

HP $50 GIFT CARD OFFER FOR JUNE!
HP just launched a great end-user promotion for June. Buy $300 of Original HP Toner and receive a $50 Shell or The Cheesecake Factory Gift Card.  For details, login to the IS website, download the promotional flyer and special banners for your w...  [Read the rest of this article...]

MARKETING TIP: GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST. GROW YOUR BUSINESS
As a marketer, it’s important to grow and refresh your email list, but not by purchasing email lists. Here are a few ideas to consider: Encourage your current email subscribers to share and forward your emails. Promote an online con...  [Read the rest of this article...]

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS WEBINAR JUNE 21
Instagram is an online mobile photo and video sharing social networking service that has more than 400 million monthly users. Learn: The pros and cons of using Instagram – when it might be right for your business How to navigate Instagr...  [Read the rest of this article...]

VISTAPRINT PROGRAM WEBINAR JUNE 22
Independent Stationers is excited to launch our new Vistaprint program to expand your print solution. Key benefits of the program: 20% commission on sales made on your dealership’s Vistaprint portal 25% discount to your customer...  [Read the rest of this article...]

CLEANSMART JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR JUNE 23
Simple Science is offering breakthrough technology from the medical field that will solve any business problems with germ killing around customers, employees, kids, babies, pets and especially the chemically sensitive.  Our EPA registered hospit... [Read the rest of this article...]

SATCO LIGHTBULBS JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR JULY 21
Join us for a brief overview of the lightbulb market and why Satco is Satco the right partner for your dealership. Topics covered include: The market size The evolving technology in bulbs The product trends Satco resources and literature (print...  [Read the rest of this article...]


TOLCO CORP JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Join us for a brief overview of Tolco’s core competencies and the various means of purchasing Tolco products (wholesale and direct options).  In addition, you will learn about unique items that will add value to your offering.  As a m...  [Read the rest of this article...]

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...]

JELLY BELLY (GOC) CONTRACT TERMINATED EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2016
The contract with Jelly Belly will be terminated effective June 30, 2016. [Article Complete]