February 15, 2018

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

EPIC FEBRUARY 2018 RALLY CALL
The EPIC Rally Call will be Monday, February 19th at 10:30 and 3:00 central time.  We will be sharing important information and news about EPIC and all the programs available in the Commercial, Healthcare, Public Sector and Federal Sales areas. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Welcome these new affiliates to the Independent Stationers' family! #X107 Highbar Trading Co.  Located in Memphis, Tennessee, welcome Mark Light, Justin Miller, and team! #X108 Delfin Trading Company.  Located in Cape Coral, Flori...[Read the rest of this article...]

AT A GLANCE ANTICIPATION DATED GOODS ORDERS
Now is the time to place your 2019 calendar orders if you want to take advantage of the full discount!! The program will work the same as it has in years past. Payment Terms (as specified in the Mead Westvaco Volume Dealer Terms & Conditions) ... [Read the rest of this article...]

AFFLINK NATIONAL PLANNING & TRAINING MEETING RECAP
The AFFLINK 2018 National Planning Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona was a success! The agenda was packed with keynote speakers, entrepreneurial workshops, informative breakout sessions and new AFFLINK initiatives including a 3-day Facilities Maint... [Read the rest of this article...]

TALK IS CHEAP: REDUCING COSTS BY INCREASING COMMUNICATION By Amy Ullsperger
Some say talk is cheap, typically in reference to the emptiness of words. Rethink the meaning of that statement from a more literal standpoint, and consider the actual price of communication. How much does your company invest each year on technolo... [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...]

ZEBRA Q2 2018 FLYER PRICE FILE AVAILABLE
The Zebra Q2 2018 OPMA flyer with IS pricing has been added to the Marketing Toolbox and is available for your reference.  You can find this file by logging in to the IS website:   https://www.independentstationers.coop/Member-Dashb... [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...]

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...]

SEARCH MARKETING TRENDS WEBINAR FEBRUARY 27
The world of search, both organic and paid, is fluid - constantly changing and moving. Search marketing, as well as business owners who find value in coming up on page one of search results always need to be adapting to meet not only the new trends, ... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER SELLING GREEN WEBINAR MARCH 13
The RJ Schinner Selling Green webinar will help you to understand the important issues involved in selling green products more effectively. Learn about the 3 types of green buyers, the difference between Recyclable, Compostable, and Biodegradable pro... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER HAND CARE WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
The recent RJS Hand Care 101 webinar covered some of the basics of understanding the products and sales techniques to sell Hand Care effectively and profitably. The webinar covered the evolution of Hand Care and how it continues to be a major sales o... [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...]

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...]

SENTRY SAFE IMPLEMENTING NEW LIST PRICE AND FREIGHT MODEL MARCH 2018
See below for more information on changes taking effect March 19, 2018.  Full letter and price list available on the vendor document library[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...]