May 4, 2017

EPIC 2017 | EPIC Business Essentials | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & Training | Merchandising | Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

EPIC 2017 REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
This year’s EPIC is going to be BIG!  We are working diligently to finalize all of the website details for you to register for EPIC 2017!  We’ll have events you’ll want to learn about including our Education Forums: for... [Read the rest of this article...]

WE MADE THE NEWS!
EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS ANNOUNCES RECORD 1Q17 RESULTS Rosemont, IL, May 1, 2017 – EPIC Business Essentials, the national and regional account sales organization announces record results for first quarter 2017!  EPIC, a joint vent... [Read the rest of this article...]

JOIN NOPA FOR THE 2017 SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY FLY-IN
WHO: Independent Dealers WHAT: Small Business Advocacy Fly-In WHEN: May 16-17, 2017 WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria / Old Town WHY: To Defend the Future of the Independent Dealer Industry COST: $50 Registration Fee NOPA Small Bu... [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA DEALER FINANCIAL COMPARISON & BENCHMARKING GUIDE AVAILABLE
The National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2016-2017 Dealer Financial Comparison & Benchmarking Guide. This year’s guide, conducted by Industry Insights, represents the most complete, accurate, an... [Read the rest of this article...]

INTERSTATE OFFICE PRODUCTS NAMED STEELCASE PREMIER PARTNER FOR 2017
Interstate Office Products is excited to announce it has been named as a 2017 Steelcase Premier Partner! Premier Partners are Steelcase dealers who stand out as extraordinary partners – they engage with Steelcase, customers, and their community... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACCO PROUDLY CRAFTED PROMOTION OFFER
ACT NOW FOR CASH CARDS!  The Acco Proudly Crafted promotion runs January 1 to December 31, 2017. Join Acco as they support Proudly Crafted products that are made or assembled throughout the country. $100 to $249 purchase earns $10 cash card ... [Read the rest of this article...]

WEBSITE & EMAIL MARKETING ANALYTICS WEBINAR MAY 9
The first golden rule of marketing is to “never implement what you cannot measure”. Luckily, when it comes to digital marketing efforts, collecting data and measuring your efforts are extremely easy and can make or break your strategies m... [Read the rest of this article...]

SIGN UP FOR THE YEAR END 2016 & Q1 2017 UPDATE WEBINARS: MAY 22, 23 & 25
As is our practice, each quarter we host several Webex webinars to update you on the group's news, new programs, advances, and best practices. It's time once again to do this to report to you on year-end 2016 and first quarter 2017. Bel... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS & ISSA PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS WEBINAR JUNE 8
Independent Stationers & ISSA have formed a partnership bridging both the Office Supply Industry and the Jan-San Industry. There are many benefits to explore and many questions to answer stemming from this wonderful alliance. Who is ISSA? What do... [Read the rest of this article...]

VISTAR BREAKROOM PRODUCTS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Breakroom products are one of a dealer’s best opportunities to grow.  We recently held a webinar that outlined how you can realize your breakroom potential, purchasing from Vistar, the nations’ largest candy, snack and beverage distr... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDOR WEBINAR RECORDING - OASIS AND NATURA WATER
Please join us for a webinar on Oasis® International / Natura® Water.  Oasis/Natura has recently been activated as a new supplier for Independent Stationers.  Oasis International is a 100+ year old company that specializes in the...[Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDOR WEBINAR RECORDING - ASTER GRAPHICS
Aster Graphics is a global manufacturer providing the highest quality new build and remanufactured imaging supplies. With over 1,000,000 cartridges in inventory, we have aftermarket products to meet all of your printing needs.  Our products a...[Read the rest of this article...]

WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE - BOOST YOUR FACILITIES GROWTH WITH THE RDC
Independent Stationers and Essendant are partnering to drive your growth in the Facility Supply (Jan/San) category. The webinar will provide: Overview of the category opportunity, including consumer research and insights Training Resources &n...[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...]

RDC FREIGHT POLICY UPDATE EFFECTIVE MAY 1
Since contracting with Essendant to be our 3rd Party Logistics Partner in 2009, the RDC has had a $2500 Prepaid Freight Minimum.  Dealers may incur a $75 Freight Charge when daily order totals are under this amount.  Dealers may also incur ...[Read the rest of this article...]