August 24, 2017

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

EPIC SHOW SPECIALS NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
Please visit http://wherebighappens.com/show-specials-2017/ to see all the awesome show specials being offered by our EPIC supplier partners! Offers include discounts off orders, complimentary upgrades on furniture fabric choices, chances to win p... [Read the rest of this article...]

IT'S NOT TO LATE TO REGISTER FOR EPIC!!
Really!  It isn't too late to register to attend EPIC!  The good news is that the final Bonus Participation deadline has been extended until this Friday, August 25!  You can still qualify to receive up to $300 when you register, at... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2017?
"Biggest benefit is networking with other dealers; Getting to share our common struggles & success stories in person."  Eli Kosanovich, IS#265 Bauman Office Equipment "Attendance at the annual EPIC event represents my ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN WIN $5000!!!!
Are you a Tradeshow Warrior?  Are you ready to win some EPIC $$$? Make sure you take advantage of Color Your World! How Color Your World works: At the EPIC 2017 Tradeshow, participating suppliers will be assigned one of three boot... [Read the rest of this article...]

GSA BUDGET YEAR IS CLOSING SOON!
If you are participating in any of our Federal Government programs running through Order Point, please be aware that the last day to include sales in the 2017 federal budget year will be FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017. We will process our last credit ... [Read the rest of this article...]

BIGGER AND BETTER!
For those of you participating in the Jacobs Gardner FSSI/OS3 program as sub-contrators, the web site is now more robust.  Mobile device ready and with the on-line registration form for your federal customers and you to use! Check it out! ... [Read the rest of this article...]

WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!
Don’t forget, when registering for EPIC 2017 be sure to register for the EPIC Business Essentials sessions.   We’ll be there in full force and you can learn more about – Federal Government Selling Public Sector Co... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Office Products, located in Flint, Michigan.  Welcome Greg Ballard and team! #X100 Alexander Supply, located in Brooklyn, New York.&nb... [Read the rest of this article...]

2018 CATALOG PROGRAM LAUNCHED – PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY
Last week, each dealership should have received a communication and electronic brochure featuring the details of our 2018 catalog program. Highlights of the program include: One catalog (the Cost Container), 5,000 sku’s including OP, I... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDOR WEBINAR - RJ SCHINNER - AUG 24 AND 25
RJ Schinner is a leader in the wholesale distribution of towel & tissue, can liners, food service packaging, breakroom, and janitorial supplies. They have been providing these services for over 65 years and look forward to the opportunity of s...[Read the rest of this article...]

QUARTERLY UPDATE WEBINAR - ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY AUGUST 28
As you are aware, each quarter we host a series of update webinars, to keep you informed about all the things that are going on within your dealer organization, Independent Stationers.  Each webinar includes a financial update, in which we share... [Read the rest of this article...]

INBOUND MARKETING & WHY YOU NEED IT WEBINAR AUGUST 29
According to HubSpot, the leader in Inbound Marketing methodology & software, inbound marketing has been the most effective marketing method for doing business online, since 2006. It’s the best way to turn strangers into customers and promo... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACILITIES WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE- SELLING BREAKROOM WITH SMUCKERS
JM Smucker will present a second, more in-depth webinar on “Selling Breakroom”. Agenda includes: -Importance of Coffee in the workplace -Consumer tastes are looking for bolder taste profiles -Consumers are looking to personaliz...[Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE WEBINAR RECORDING - FIREKING SCHOOL MEDICATION SECURITY
Schools in your market have an unmet need for student medicine storage and privacy.  Learn how you can be your customer's solution with the Fireking School Medicine Security Cabinet. Watch Recording[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...]

AFFLINK STRATEGIC ALLIANCE UPDATE
IS recently conducted four webinars rolling-out our exciting new strategic alliance with AFFLINK, and over 150 members learned about this new opportunity to partner with an innovator in the Facilities business.  In just this short time, over 20 h...[Read the rest of this article...]

ICEBERG (ICE) LOWERS PREPAID FREIGHT FOR 2ND HALF 2017
See below for information Iceberg's prepaid freight promotion:[Read the rest of this article...]

ENERGIZER LITHIUM BATTERY SUPPLY ISSUES
See below for information regarding Energizer's supply issues with lithium batteries.[Read the rest of this article...]

CANON ANNOUNCES SEPT 1, 2017 PRICE INCREASE
On September 1st, 2017 Canon will be instituting a channel-wide price increase on select imaging supplies. The details on the increase are as follows: The increase is on legacy Canon toners and drums Items will be incurring an average incr...[Read the rest of this article...]

AKRO-MILS (AKM) CONTRACT TERMINATES OCT 18, 2017
The contract between IS and Akro-Mils will end effective Oct 18, 2017.  Please ensure all potential orders are placed by Oct 11, 2017 to ensure shipment and invoicing occurs before the termination date.[Read the rest of this article...]

ERGOTRON MAP AND AUTHORIZED DEALER PROGRAM UPDATES
One behalf of our Marketing Partner, Ergotron: Announcing two very important updates! We have a renewed focus on enforcing our MAP (Minimum Advertise Price) policy to protect your pricing. You can now participate in our new Ergotron Author...[Read the rest of this article...]