September 1, 2016

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

LAST DAY TO QUALIFY FOR THE $400 BONUS PARTICIPATION LEVEL!!! ACT NOW!!!
The EPIC Participation Bonus: The EPIC Participation Bonus rewards you for your full participation in EPIC 2016! Receive up to $400 by attending and fully participating in EPIC 2016. That's right – not only will EPIC 2016 connect yo... [Read the rest of this article...]

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...]

Check out some of the exciting Education Forum topics!

SNACKING FOR SUCCESS
For full-time office employees, it may just be the little things that make a big difference. In a recent survey with ORC International, Peapod.com, the country's leading online grocer, found that happiness levels are higher for those who receive ... [Read the rest of this article...]

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT PRICING IS WRONG
“Every time I think I’ve got pricing figured out, a competitor throws me a curve and I have to rethink my strategy…..” Sound familiar? This dealer is definitely not alone in their pricing dilemma as many other dealers struggl... [Read the rest of this article...]

IDEA SWAP
This Idea Swap session provides dealer attendees the opportunity to share best practices, discuss the issues that keep you awake at night and swap big ideas – in an open exchange among small groups. You’ll get to choose the topic that mea... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS
EPIC Businessness Essentials (EPIC) is a joint venture of Independent Stationers National Accounts/Federal Sales Programs and TriMega Purchasing Association's Point Nationwide LLC.     EPIC was borne out of the concept that the... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
We welcome these two new affiliate members into the Independent Stationers' family! #X075 RDS Technology / Office Supply, located in Post Falls, Idaho.  Welcome Ryan Schmitt and team! #X076 South Coast Office Supply, located in Coos Ba... [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...]

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!
Independent Stationers invites you to connect with us on Facebook. We have a number of loyal followers, but if you are new to Facebook, or new to IS, and don't know we have a social media presence, we want you to connect with us online. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

MARKETING TIP – VIDEO A “MUST-HAVE” FOR MARKETERS
Sixty percent of marketers and 55% of small and medium-sized business owners believe that video marketing is essential for brands, and 63% plan to up their spend on video in 2017, Animoto reports. Facebook is the most popular channel for posting vide... [Read the rest of this article...]

MILESTONE (MLS) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR SEPT 1
Milestone AV Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies. Our innovative products are sold principally under the Chief, Sanus, and Da-Lite, brand names.  The bran...[Read the rest of this article...]

RDC CENTRAL BILL UPDATES WEBINAR - SEPT 7 OR 8
Discussing RDC Updates for Sept, 2016, including transition of RDC purchases to IS' Central Bill system.  Choose one of the following dates on the registration page: Sept 7 at 2PM or Sept 8 at 2PM Click here to register.[Read the rest of this article...]

SELLING VIVIDBOARD: MARGIN ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn best approaches for selling VividBoard into healthcare for patient room boards. We will cover the “why” and “how” of selling VividBoard into hospitals and healthcare facilities, as wel...[Read the rest of this article...]

LINKEDIN AND TWITTER ADVERTISING WEBINAR SEPTEMBER 13
Learn how to get the best bang for your buck using Linkedin and Twitter Advertising. This webinar will review: The steps to take prior to diving into a Linkedin or Twitter Advertising Strategy. How advertising stacks up against the leader in ... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS LAUNCHES IDGROWTH SALES VAULT! REGISTER FOR SEPT 14 WEBINAR.
As an office products dealer you face daily challenges.  It's highly competitive, you need new business, new category growth, and a motivated team to take you to the next level. That’s why Independent Stationers is excited to announ... [Read the rest of this article...]

VISTAR (VST) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
Join us for an overview of products and services offered by Vistar.   With over 40 years of experience, Vistar is the number one national wholesale distributor to numerous industry segments. Businesses depend on us because they know we go bey...[Read the rest of this article...]

ALLIANCE DIST PARTNERS (AGT) WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
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: Offer ...[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...]

IMPORTANT RDC CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
RDC Central Bill Communication If you recall, last year, Independent Stationers renewed its RDC agreement with Essendant for another 5 years.  As a part of the renewal and ongoing discussions, we outlined several additional program enhancemen...[Read the rest of this article...]

VISTAR (VST) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR CANDY, SNACKS AND DRINKS
With over 40 years of experience, Vistar is the number one national wholesale distributor to numerous industry segments. Businesses depend on them because they go beyond just delivery, Vistar provides customer service, expertise and value. With knowl...[Read the rest of this article...]

MILESTONE NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR MOUNTING AND DISPLAY SOLUTIONS
Milestone AV Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies. Our innovative products are sold principally under the Chief, Sanus, and Da-Lite, brand names.  The bran...[Read the rest of this article...]