July 21, 2016

EPIC 2016 | EPIC Business Essentials | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & Training | Merchandising | Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

EPIC 2016 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
This year’s EPIC 2016 is going to be BIG!  We have new events you’ll want to read about including our Education Forums: forDealers byDealers, EPIC Get Togethers (EGTs) and we have two events in one this year as we are co-located with... [Read the rest of this article...]

WAYS TO PAY FOR YOUR TRIP TO EPIC 2016!
The EPIC Participation Bonus: The EPIC Participation Bonus rewards you for your full participation in EPIC 2016! Receive up to $500 by attending and fully participating in EPIC 2016. That's right – not only will EPIC 2016 connect yo... [Read the rest of this article...]

Check out some of the exciting Education Forum topics!
HOW EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS CAN HELP YOU WIN

Join us to learn more about EPIC Business Essentials, the joint venture between Independent Stationers' National Accounts/Federal Sales division and TriMega’s Point Nationwide. Last year at the EPIC annual conference in Las Vegas, EPIC B... [Read the rest of this article...]

REVAMP YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING WITH INTELLIWEB
In this seminar, Independent Stationers will describe and demonstrate in detail its full-service digital marketing program IntelliWeb. This digital marketing solution provides IS members with access to a professional, customized website home page tha... [Read the rest of this article...]

IT'S ALL IN THE (SALES) DNA: ATTRACTING & RETAINING TOP SALES PERSONNEL
It’s an age-old problem. Where do you find good salespeople and how do you keep them? Obviously there’s more to finding them than running an ad in the paper or on monster.com, and just as obviously, there’s more to keeping them than... [Read the rest of this article...]

SYSTEM SECRETS: TIPS, TRICKS, & HIDDEN WORK-AROUNDS TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM
The capabilities of systems in our channel are incredibly complex and can accomplish much.  However, there are definitely areas where systems fall short.  This panel will discuss some tips, tricks and techniques to get the most out of your ... [Read the rest of this article...]

And checkout these activities!
EPIC GOLF OUTING NOVEMBER 1
It’s time once again for the EPIC Golf Outing! This year we will visit the Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville for a morning of fun and sun!  Located just a few minutes from the hotel, Gaylord Springs Golf Links was designed by US O... [Read the rest of this article...]

2ND ANNUAL HIKE FOR HOPE
Hike in Tennessee’s Rolling Hills to Benefit City of Hope Friday November 4, 2016 9am – 2pm (Lunch Provided) Last year’s EPIC debuted the Inaugural Hike for Hope, and some 35 hikers challenged themselves to hike Red Rock Canyon... [Read the rest of this article...]

TCPN NEWS FLASH FROM EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS!!
NEWS FLASH FROM EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS!! EPIC, the joint national accounts sales organization with Independent Stationers [I.S.] and TriMega Purchasing Association [TriMega], announces the latest round of negotiations with both wholesalers perta... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS WEB SITE - ADMINS NEED TO UPDATE RECORDS
Attention all IS web site Admins!  Please make sure you login to www.independentstationers.coop, click on Member Admin, Member Profile, and review all the contacts, addresses, and other information listed for your dealership.  You can reque... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOPE: HELPING OTHERS PROGRESS EVERYDAY CAMPAIGN
In support of the HOPE is essential City of Hope campaign, Independent Stationers is launching its own HOPE: Helping Others Progress Everyday Campaign!    City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabete... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS-CONNECT LEAVES TESTING PHASE
IS-CONNECT, our new EDI communication system, launched in January of this year.  Since launch, we've on-boarded 60 IS vendors and more are going live each month. The system will allow you to transmit EDI Purchase Orders, for direct buy ma...[Read the rest of this article...]

2017 CATALOG ORDERS ARE NOW DUE!
Orders for 2017 catalogs are due no later than July 31!  If you have not yet placed your order, please login to the ordering site and go through the steps to complete your order. Highlights of the 2017 program include: One catalog (the ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP $50 GIFT CARD OFFER FOR JULY AND AUGUST!
HP just launched a great end-user promotion for July and August. Buy $250 of Original HP Ink and/or Toner and receive a $50 Shell Gift Card or Darden Restaurants Gift Card.  For details, login to the IS website, download the promotional flyer an... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE HEALTHY HAPPEN WITH SAFCO ACTIVE
Together with Focal Upright, the products in the Safco Active collection push the limits of modern furniture by challenging the assumption that sitting behind a desk all day is the only way to work. The collection products, including the Safco Zenerg... [Read the rest of this article...]

MSC HELPS DRIVE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & OPERATIONS COSTS DOWN!
savings4members, a leading independent business savings program provider, announced a partnership with MSC Industrial Supply Co. as the new maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplier, replacing the previous program with Grainger. MSC understan... [Read the rest of this article...]

THEATER SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR Q3
We have several new Theater Spots available from our M-Power Marketing Program suppliers to use on your websites. These banners are sized specifically for D-Force2Plus, but can be used by any IS member for any website. The new spots for Q3 are: ... [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...]

VIRCO (VIR) SALES SUPPORT WEBINAR AUG 2
Virco has announced a major change to their sales management structure that should lead to greater cooperation with, and opportunities for, IS members.  Virco Territory Managers are now measured on top-line sales within their territories, and ...[Read the rest of this article...]

ALLIANCE MRO NEW VENDOR WEBINAR AUG 4
Join us Aug 4 at 2PM Eastern for an overview of products and services offered by Alliance Distribution Partners.  Alliance Distribution Partners,LLC is a Master Distributor of Industrial Supplies dedicated to working exclusively with independent dist…[Read the rest of this article...]

GOOGLE ADWORDS INTRODUCTION WEBINAR AUGUST 9
If you want to reach new customers online, then advertising with Google AdWords might be right for you. When you advertise with AdWords, you’re investing in your business. Make sure you understand how AdWords works and how this investment can h... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q2 INDEPENDENT STATIONERS UPDATE WEBINAR
The Q2 2016 Update Webinars from Independent Stationers have been scheduled.  The dates and times are below, along with registration links. We look forward to having you join us for one of these three sessions.  It is important that... [Read the rest of this article...]

MICRO MOMENTS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently held another Spark series webinar that highlighted Micro Moments.  What’s a Micro Moment?  It’s when anyone takes an immediate action, typically on a Smartphone, whenever we want to learn, find, do or buy something. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

MEDLINE JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
Better Products, Better Outcomes Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, providing more than 350,000 products that serve the entire continuum of care. Our innovative products ...[Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR WEBINARS RECAP FOR 1ST HALF 2016
Your group has offered several Vendor Webinars during the first 6 months of 2016.  Here is a recap of them.  Partnering with at least one of these vendors could help you expand your product depth and make you an even more compelling solutio...[Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs

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...]

ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR MRO
Alliance Distribution Partners,LLC is a Master Distributor of Industrial Supplies dedicated to working exclusively with independent distributors. We help you SELL MORE PRODUCTS, MAKE MORE MONEY and we'll MAKE IT EASY, here's how:[Read the rest of this article...]

INTELLIGENT DISPENSING SOLUTIONS (IDG) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR VENDING EQUIPMENT
Intelligent Dispensing Solutions, Inc. (IDS) provides leading dispensing and inventory management solutions across four primary market segments: Medical products and pharmaceuticals, medical scrubs and lab coats, office supplies and IT peripherals, a...
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NEW VENDOR RECAP 1ST HALF 2016
Your group has expanded vendor options in the first half of 2016.  Because there have been so many, we want to take a moment to highlight them for you.  Please take a few minutes to review these and how you can grow your sales by expanding ...[Read the rest of this article...]