March 23, 2017

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

THOSE IMPORTANT SETTINGS IN YOUR SYSTEM
For those of you receiving orders via the EPIC platform, this first quarter is a great time to double check those account settings. These are attributes that make this all work well and we need each EPIC customer account in your system set to: ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HAVE YOU CHECKED THE TOOLKITS RECENTLY?
EPIC posts information, files marketing and forms in two places for dealers to access.  Program certified dealers have access to these toolkits and folders after login. EPIC Dealer Portal - EPIC Order Point Integrated Dealers (either group me... [Read the rest of this article...]

CHANGE IS HARD!
TCPN has officially changed their name to National IPA.  Just a reminder!

IS THINKTANK GREAT RESOURCE FOR INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY THE RDC
Recently, there was an exchange on the is.thinktank between several IS members about the RDC model and pricing. We wanted to share that exchange to not only dispel any rumors about it, but also to let all IS members know what a great tool the is.thin... [Read the rest of this article...]

EAKES OFFICE SOLUTIONS WINS SHARP IMAGING AWARD
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America recognized Eakes Office Solutions as a Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer.  Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai Elite status to exceptional dealers that have achieved $5 million plus in sales during the past year.&n... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBERS!
Please join us as we welcome our newest affiliate members to the Independent Stationers family! X091 Clermont Printing & Office Products, located in Antigo, Wisconsin.  Welcome Joe Sergi & team! X053 Southwest Business Products, lo... [Read the rest of this article...]

ENTER RDC VIDEO CONTEST!
If you are using Independent Stationers RDC program and are enjoying great benefits, we want to hear from you! In a video that your dealership creates, tell us why you use the RDC in no more than 2 minutes.  The video will be shared with your fe... [Read the rest of this article...]

ANIMATED DEALER VIDEO NOW CUSTOMIZABLE!
Independent Stationers developed an animated video a few years ago that explains the benefits of being a member of a cooperative and how that membership enables you to be competitive in your marketplace.  It was intentionally designed to be gene... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q1 2017 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
Make sure your customers take advantage of these great promotional offers for Q1 2017 from participating M-Power suppliers before they expire March 31, 2017. Acme United Westcott Multi-packs products flyer. Avery $25 Brookstone Gi... [Read the rest of this article...]

EMAIL MARKETING BEST PRACTICES WEBINAR APRIL 18
Email is NOT dead. In fact, the last year has seen a resurgence in this tried and true marketing tactic. However, getting your message seen in the endless flow of emails coming into an inbox is challenging. In this session we will show you how to win... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACEBOOK ADS, REMARKETING & LIVE STREAMING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently held another very informative Spark series webinar, this one focused on Facebook ad formats, how to use your email lists to target your ads and content to your specific audience, ideas on how to incorporate live streaming into your strate... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDOR WEBINAR RECORDING - ZEP
More than 3,500 quality products bear the Zep name, including detergents, disinfectants, hand cleaners, degreasers, deodorants, lubricants, and floor finishes.  Zep services over 300,000 customers in a variety of industries including automotive,...[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...]

MARGIN GROWTH WITH VISTAR - REAL WORLD EXAMPLE
The following is a reprint of a post a fellow dealer made to the IS Think.Tank Google Group regarding a margin win using your new vendor Vistar. "All, You should all be aware of one of our new vendors in the Break Room category, Vistar. ...[Read the rest of this article...]

DIVERSIFIED WOODCRAFTS (DVW) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR ART, INDUSTRIAL, AND SCIENCE FURNITURE
Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc is excited to join the IS group of suppliers. We feel that we can help you fill needs in niche parts of your markets. And you will help us to reach more people with our quality line of products. Diversified Woodcrafts h...[Read the rest of this article...]

ZEP (ZPE) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR COMMERCIAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Since its beginning in Atlanta, Georgia in 1937, Zep’s focus has been to offer customers the widest selection of top-quality industrial cleaning products with superior personal service and professional technical support. 75 years later, Zep continues to do it better than …[Read the rest of this article...]

PALMER HAMILTON NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR K-12 & COMMERCIAL DINING SOLUTIONS
LEADING THE WAY IN FURNISHING SOLUTIONS Palmer Hamilton provides smart, versatile and beautiful furnishing solutions to K-12, higher education and commercial markets. We began manufacturing high quality cafeteria tables for schools more than 65 year...[Read the rest of this article...]

SPR INTEGRATES HORIZON OPERATIONS INTO SPR WAREHOUSES
From Recent SPR Announcement: In an effort to streamline our operations and realize the efficiencies necessary to maximize order processing, the decision has been made to fully integrate our Horizon division into our full stocking distribution cen...[Read the rest of this article...]