January 4, 2018

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

EPIC NEW DEALER INVOICE PROCESS
To: All EPIC Business Essentials Participating Dealers Re: New Dealer Invoice Process Effective immediately, the invoices that you receive for any fees, dealer debits or surcharges will be coming from EPIC Business Essentials. In the past, y... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBERS!
It's a new year and we are pleased to announce new additions to the Independent Stationers' family!  Please join the IS staff as we welcome: # X104 Natural Wellness Solutions, located in Boynton Beach, Florida.  Welcome Ken &... [Read the rest of this article...]

2017 YEAR END LETTER FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT
Recently, all IS members and affiliates were emailed the 2017 Year End letter from Chairman of the Board, Joel Vockrodt and IS President & CEO, Mike Gentile.  You can read that letter in its entirety by clicking here.  Let's have a ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOW TO ICE THE COMPETITION WITH INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & EXCELLENCE
By: Michael Mirarchi, R.J. Schinner I have heard the following statement many times. “Customers aren’t loyal anymore”. Although it is true that customers aren’t loyal to companies the way they used to be, I believe loyalty ... [Read the rest of this article...]

CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY BY USING IS RDC’S
Copied from the IS ThinkTank: As many of you know, our RDC program, which is operated through our partner Essendant, continues to be one of the groups most vital instruments ever developed. Many have tried their best to emulate it, but none with a... [Read the rest of this article...]

WANT TO HIRE A JAN-SAN SPECIALIST? MJ HAWKINS CAN HELP!
MJ Hawkins are the Jan-San executive recruiters. They focus on sales and marketing positions in Jan-San and related industries. A few highlights on the firm include: MJ Hawkins, Inc. has an impeccable reputation the past 27 years and can provid... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q1 2018 PROMOTIONS & FLYERS AVAILABLE
Make sure your customers take advantage of these great promotional offers for Q1 2018 from participating M-Power suppliers. Also available are new product flyers for your sales team to distribute. ACCO At-A-Glance and Cambridge Fashion Noteb... [Read the rest of this article...]

DIFFERENT STYLES FOR DIFFERENT FILES FROM AVERY
There are many different ways to file. Filing can be alphabetical, chronological, numerical, or color-coded. But in order for a filing system to be successful, it also needs to be clear, consistent, and easy to maintain. Using a well thought out and ... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAILFLOW-TO-GO MAIL HANDLING SOLUTIONS FROM SAFCO
Everybody’s Got Mail. Mayline®—Safco® delivers mail-handling solutions for smaller organizations too. Mailflow-To-Go™ offers many of the same great features as our flagship Mailflow Systems® line, but on a smaller scale.... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACTUALLY PROFIT FROM PRINTERS WITH KATUN'S REFURBISHED PRINTER PROGRAM
Join Katun to learn how to use their refurbished printer program Jan 11, 2018 at 2PM Eastern.[Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER WHY FOODSERVICE WEBINAR JANUARY 16
The Why Foodservice webinar will help you to gain valuable knowledge in the foodservice arena. Foodservice items are sold in almost every account you service.  Now you can learn the keys to tapping into this large and profitable market. Join us ...[Read the rest of this article...]

MAKING YOUR CONTENT LOCALLY RELEVANT WEBINAR JANUARY 23
How can a business rank for your target locations? It’s not easy! Whether you have one or multiple locations, you will need locally relevant content catered to each one. These are called local landing pages, and you will need them on your websi... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW RAIN ERGONOMIC PRODUCTS WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
New Rain provides Workstation and Ergonomic Solutions to the Office Furniture Dealer Market. New Rain deals with top manufacturers such as Luxo Lighting, Microdesk, Evoluent, Interstuhl, ARMazing, Hippus Handshoe and Office Footfidget. Our products a...[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...]

SURCHARGES ON THERMAL PAPER
Thermal paper continues to experience increase based on the supply constraints on leuheaco dye.  Please see notice below from PM Company's parent, ICONEX, regarding surcharges being implemented in Feb, 2018.[Read the rest of this article...]

VENDORS DISCONTINUED FOR 2018
The following vendors will be discontinued for 2018.  If you wish to continue to purchase from any of these, you will need to establish a separate direct-bill account. Akro-Mils - Contract terminated October, 2017 ABCO - Low Volume Elme...[Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDORS ADDED IN 2017
The following new vendors were added in 2017. Click the links below to see the original notices.
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WHY USE YOUR RDC - A DEALER PERSPECTIVE
Sheila Casiello of Member 135, Interstate Office Products, presented on the recent quarterly webinars how her business benefits greatly from sourcing from the RDC.  Click below for more.
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IS MEMBER EVOS SHARES BENEFITS USING RJ SCHINNER PROGRAM
During our recent IS Update Webinars, we discussed RJ Schinner and the opportunities purchasing from them provides to IS members. Here are some RJ Schinner Program highlights: Low minimum order for pre-paid freight $1250 1% volume rebate ...[Read the rest of this article...]

MASTERVISION-BISILQUE PLANS SHUTDOWN FOR INVENTORY AND SYSTEM UPGRADE
Please see notice below regarding shutdown from Jan 2 to 15, 2018[Read the rest of this article...]