May 18, 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...]

TOGETHER AGAIN!
EPIC Business Essentials is proud to announce that Friends Office was recently re-awarded a Premier Healthcare GPO contract! Friends Office, in partnership with EPIC Business Essentials, has successfully grown sales on this program every year for ... [Read the rest of this article...]

OPI SUBSCRIPTION - 50% OFF DISCOUNT FOR IS MEMBERS
OPI is now offering a 50% off subscription discount for all IS members! OPI is the global office products industry's leading destination for essential resources, news, analysis, information and networking. A trusted name since 1991, OPI delive... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Please join us as we welcome this new affiliate member: #X094 Tri City Office Products, located in Richmond, Virginia.  Welcome to Jonathan Ball and team!

WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, WILL YOU ANSWER?
Nearly $5 million in cost of goods.  Over $1 million in additional rebates LOST. Does that catch your attention? Please read on… This begins a letter from Mike Gentile, President & CEO of Independent Stationers, to all IS sharehol... [Read the rest of this article...]

PART 1: SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE JAN/SAN WORLD TODAY
Says Mike Gentile, President & CEO of Independent Stationers:  "It is still amazing that this is breaking news!  Seriously, it is good that it is new info for many traditional Jan/San distributors because that lack of awa... [Read the rest of this article...]

USE HP PURCHASEDGE POINTS TODAY AND SAVE 80%
From May 15 through July 15, 2017, PurchasEdge members can save 80% on all HP printers available through PurchasEdge, while supplies last. That’s 80% on the legendary, cost-effective HP quality your customers deserve to upgrade to. Join in on t... [Read the rest of this article...]

BREAKROOM WEBINAR - OFFICESNAX - THURSDAY MAY 18TH
Please join us for a webinar on veteran IS vendor OfficeSnax. Office Snax was one of the first food & beverage providers to enter the breakroom category in the office products channel, way back in 2001. Our founders were two OP veterans, so we...[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...]

BLOGGING BOOTCAMP WEBINAR JUNE 20
Did you know that blogging can produce the following: 55% more website visitors 97% more inbound links 434% more indexed pages There are many different types of blog posts you can create for your business and several ways you can get s... [Read the rest of this article...]

WEBSITE & EMAIL MARKETING ANALYTICS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
In this Spark webinar, we discussed why analyzing your email and website data is so important.  We reviewed some specific data to measure and reports and tools to use.  For email, we also discussed list segmentation and A/B testing to deter... [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...]

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...]

BROTHER (BRT) IMPLEMENTS MAP POLICY
From the Company's Announcement   We are pleased to notify you about our new Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy for Brother products (attached) which will be effective June 4, 2017 . Brother’s goal in enacting this po...[Read the rest of this article...]

PENDAFLEX HANGING FILE FOLDERS CONVERT TO 100% RECYCLED
Looking For A Greener Option? Pendaflex Color Hanging Folders and Standard Green Hanging Folders now contain paper made from 100% Recycled Fiber and 95% Post-Consumer Fiber (Standard Green Folders) or 60% Post-Consumer Fiber (Colored Folders). Thi...[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...]