February 1, 2018

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IMPORTANT MAILING EN ROUTE TO ALL MEMBERS AND AFFILIATE MEMBERS
In the next several days, each member and affiliate member of Independent Stationers will receive an envelope in the US Mail.  Depending upon which items are applicable to your dealership, you will receive at least one of the following: 1.&nb... [Read the rest of this article...]

TY BLANKENBAKER NAMED DIRECTOR OF MERCHANDISING
This notice was sent to Main and Purchasing contacts earlier this week.  Please congratulate Ty on his new position at Independent Stationers!  Click here to read the letter. [Read the rest of this article...]

UPS SIGNATURE CAPTURE & PROOF OF DELIVERY (POD)
UPS stopped capturing a signature when delivering a package effective September 1, 2017.  If a delivery confirmation is required, the shipper must select that option at the time of the shipment and it comes with an added cost. If you wish to ... [Read the rest of this article...]

JOIN THE FIRST ANNUAL SKI FOR HOPE 2018
Join the 1st Annual National Business Products Industry “Ski for Hope” presented by S.P. Richards Co., HP, HSM and Supplies Network in their continued efforts to raise critical funds for cancer and diabetes research and treatment at City ... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER BLOG: WORST OF SEVERE FLU SEASON STILL TO COME!
This year is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in recent history. The flu season is an annually recurring period of time characterized by outbreaks of influenza. The season normally occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemis... [Read the rest of this article...]

REMINDER: JOIN IS MARKETING GROUP FORUM ON FACEBOOK
We want to be sure you are aware that we have an Independent Stationers Marketing Group Facebook Forum. The idea behind this group was initiated by the IS Marketing Committee and was developed for IS member marketing personnel to ask marketing relate... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER HAND CARE WEBINAR FEBRUARY 6
The Hand Care 101 webinar will help you to understand the products and sales techniques to sell Hand Care effectively and profitably. Learn about the evolution of Hand Care and how it continues to be a major sales opportunity today. Join us for ... [Read the rest of this article...]

FLASH FURNITURE WEBINAR, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 AT 2PM
Flash Furniture: Quick, Easy and Profitable Source for Seating, Tables and Office With over 6,000 items in stock in Office, Restaurant, School, Home, Kid’s, Church, Hospitality, Banquet, Party Rental and Outdoor – Flash Furniture can b...[Read the rest of this article...]

TFORCE DELIVERY WEBINARS FEBRUARY 21 & 22
Independent Stationers met TForce early last year in 2017 and got to know them better at the EPIC conference in Vegas. TForce Final Mile has a comprehensive Final Mile / Same Day delivery network that offers 2 distinct services:  D... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE YOUR CONTENT LOCALLY RELEVANT WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Our recent Spark series webinar, Making Your Content Locally Relevant, included some great statistics on local business ranking, local ranking factors, constructing the perfect local landing page to rank high in searches, examples of what some OP dea... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER FOODSERVICE WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
The R.J. Schinner Foodservice webinar will help you to gain valuable knowledge in the foodservice arena. Foodservice items are sold in almost every account you service.  These items include everything from: disposable plates, cups and bowl... [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...]

PRICE DROP ON INNOVERA IN THE RDC
Please take a moment to review new, lower pricing on the RDC on 211 Innovera brand printer supplies.  While sku's vary, price reductions average approximately 20%.  Excel file of new prices can be downloaded from the RDC section of the Vendor Document Library.[Read the rest of this article...]

RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL CANCELS 8% RESIN SURCHARGE EFF FEB 1, 2018
Effective Feb 1, 2018, Rubbermaid Commercial cancels the 8% resin surcharge that was implemented in October, 2017. Text of the announcement is below: Thank you for your continued support of our brands and businesses. We communicated to you on S...[Read the rest of this article...]

THERMAL PAPER MARKET UPDATES
BOOKMARK ARTICLE AND CHECK WEEKLY FOR UPDATES FROM PM COMPANY See comments and details below: January 19, 2018 - While we have certainly had some di¬fficult conversations, as a group you have been overwhelmingly supportive in working togeth...[Read the rest of this article...]

CUTSHEET PAPER INCREASE OF $2/CTW EFFECTIVE IN FEBRUARY
All major mills have now announced price increases of $2/CWT, or approximatley $1/CT, effective at varying dates in February.  Click here to download zip file of various mill letters (website price List Access required).[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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