January 26, 2017

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IS MEMBER SPECIAL $100 DISCOUNT TO ATTEND EDEXPO!
Expand your sales into the education vertical market and join the fun while exploring the latest in educational materials at EDexpo hosted at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, March 15-17. Meet with manufacturers and wholesalers, discove... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW REPORT SHOWS THE REAL COST OF AMAZON’S SUCCESS
Amazon now sells more books, toys, and by later this year, apparel and consumer electronics than any other retailer, online or off, and is investing heavily in its grocery business. Clearly, what started as a competitor to only Barnes & Noble and... [Read the rest of this article...]

SAFCO AND MAYLINE JOIN FORCES
The needs of the workplace have changed a lot in the last 50 years, and Safco has changed to fit those needs, ensuring workers everywhere are well-equipped to handle anything that is thrown their way. Now, Safco is joining forces with Mayline for ove... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE ORGANIZATION TOOLS WORK FOR YOU
Running your own small business is a dream come true, but it also puts a lot of demands on your plate. Things can get pretty hectic, from acquiring new customers to keeping current customers happy, and all the day-to-day work in between. Want some ea... [Read the rest of this article...]

SOCIAL MEDIA LIBRARY – Q1 CONTENT AVAILABLE
Is your dealership on FaceBook?  If you are looking for content, take a look at the Social Media Library on the IS website. It was developed to help IS members with their social media and provide "ready-to-use" content.  You can b... [Read the rest of this article...]

50% OFF INDEPENDENT WE STAND MEMBERSHIPS FOR A LIMITED TIME!
For a limited time, Independent We Stand is offering Premium Memberships for 50% off or $24.50 a year! This will give you access to a full suite of exclusive 'buy local' marketing resources to help build your local brand and compete with the ... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDOR WEBINAR - FILTERS NOW/PROTECT PLUS JANUARY 26
Please join us on Thursday, Jan 26th at 2PM Eastern, to learn how you can offer you customers filtration products.  Click here to register.  See below for more information on our new vendor, or check out econfidentials here. Protect Plus...[Read the rest of this article...]

GOOGLE UPDATES & 2017 PREDICTIONS WEBINAR JANUARY 31
The world of search does not sit still – ever. From new algorithms and search page updates to the latest SEO techniques and paid ad strategies, we are constantly adapting our search marketing techniques. In this session we will recap what Googl... [Read the rest of this article...]

DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS 2017 WEBINAR FEBRUARY 21
It’s 2017! A new year filled with new trends that should be dominating your digital marketing strategy. From mobile to email and content to SEO we will review the top ten digital marketing trends for 2017. We would be remiss if we did not inclu... [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...]

ERGOTRON (ERG) NOW AN APPROVED MARKETING PARTNER
Independent Stationers is pleased to announce a Marketing Partnership with Ergotron.  This marketing partnership also involves another valued IS partner, Synnex.  IS members that purchase Ergotron products through Synnex will be eligible fo...[Read the rest of this article...]

QUALITY PARK UTILIZING DIRECT SALES REPS NOW
Letter from Quality Park Dear Customer, Quality Park has decided to end our relationship with the Highlands Group. We are pleased to announce that we will utilize our Direct Cenveo/Quality Park Sales Team of representatives in each of their respe...[Read the rest of this article...]

FDA BANS THE USE OF POWDERED EXAM GLOVES IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
We have just learned that the FDA has banned the use of powdered examination gloves in medical applications, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 18, 2017. We had knowledge several weeks ago that the FDA was investigating the use of these gloves in medical applicati...[Read the rest of this article...]

CHECK YOUR 2017 PROGRAMS IN ECONFIDENTIALS
Most of our contracts are now updated for 2017.  If you have responsibilities for maintaining program data for your dealership, please take a few moments to review the details of the new 2017 programs.  The eConfidentials page now includes ...[Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR CHANGES FOR 2017
Independent Stationers will implement the following vendor changes for 2017 Dropped from the RDC:  Officemate, OIC, will be dropped from the RDC program in 2017, due to low volume. Vendor Name/Code Changes:  Westpoint Products, WPP,...[Read the rest of this article...]