March 29, 2018

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EPIC 2018 IS COMING!
The theme of this year's EPIC 2018 is DISRUPT ORDINARY, and we are going to do just that! You will experience: Status Quo Challenging dealer panels and sessions Hard-Hitting & Action Oriented peer networking Bold Ideas & Cutting... [Read the rest of this article...]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBERS!
Please join the Staff at Independent Stationers as we welcome our newest affiliate members to the IS Family! X109 Janitor's Closet / Spencer Office Supplies, located in Spencer, Iowa.  Welcome Larry Wigen and team! X110 Express One Sou... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR
Please welcome Brian Kerr back to the IS Board of Directors.  The Board has the responsibility to appoint an individual to fill the remaining time on a director's term when that director vacates his/her seat, or as in this particular ca... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHAT IS STAPLES TELLING EVERYONE?
Now what do you think might be the message Staples is sending to anyone on the street - maybe one of your current customers - about what they can deliver? [Read the rest of this article...]

CALLOUT FOR IS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
It is time for our shareholder members to nominate individuals to be considered for seats on the Independent Stationers' Board of Directors.  Each year, one third of the board has terms that expire, and each year, nominees from the membershi... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW BROTHER QL 800 SERIES BREAKROOM FLYER AVAILABLE!
Send the NEW QL 800 Series Breakroom Product Flyer to your customers (w/your contact information added at the bottom) to drum up new breakroom business! This is a great way to show your customers what kind of labels they can make using the Brother PT... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE GOOD IDEAS LOOK GREAT – THE DIFFERENCE IN OFFICE PAPER
As you’re shopping for office paper, you may ask yourself “What difference does the paper I buy really make? Paper is just paper.” Rest assured, not all paper is the same, and what you choose to print on can make a big difference... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP PURCHASEDGE & TRADE IN AND SAVE PROMOTIONS!
HP is offering a promotion on their PurchasEdge program with a 75% point redemption discount on all HP printers, from March 19 to April 6, 2018, while supplies last. If your customers need a new printer and are signed up for the PurchasEdge program, ... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q1 2018 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
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...]

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RJ SCHINNER PROFITABLE SELLING WEBINAR APRIL 17
Are you facing stiff competition?  Would you like to increase your profit margins?  Do you feel like you are in a “Race to Zero?” Join us for a new 1 hour seminar “Profitable Selling”. Learn the 7 factors wh... [Read the rest of this article...]

5 SOCIAL CHANNELS: TIPS TO STARDOM WEBINAR APRIL 24
This one needs no introduction! This easy to follow webinar, designed for beginners or for anyone that needs a social media refresh, will focus on 5 tips to social success across 5 of the major social networks. Facebook. LinkedIn. Twitter. Instagram.... [Read the rest of this article...]

SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Our recent Spark series webinar featuring Social Media Trends for 2018 covered current statistics on social media, the use of Video & Live Video, Ephemeral Content (content that disappears), Over-the-Top (OTT) Messaging Apps and how to Increase y... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER SELLING GREEN WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently held a webinar, hosted by RJ Schinner, featuring Selling Green and how to understand the important issues involved in selling green products more effectively. The webinar included how to focus on the 3 types of green buyers, the differenc... [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...]

FLEXSTEEL COMMERCIAL (DMI) ELIMINATES MINIMUM ORDER
Effective April 2, 2018 Flexsteel Commercial will eliminate the $650 minimum order requirement.  All orders are FOB so dealers should continue to get freight quotes for each order.[Read the rest of this article...]

FIREKING RAISES MINIMUM ADVERTISED PRICE (MAP) EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2018
On behalf of FireKing: In Q3 of 2012 FireKing introduced MAP pricing for our products to ensure profitability of our authorized resellers – this original pricing was based on 50% off FireKing Suggested Retail Pricing.  With the added co...[Read the rest of this article...]

BOISE RAISES MINIMUM MILL-DIRECT ORDER TO 5 PALLETS
Boise, distributed primarily through Veritiv (Unisource/Xpedx) and Gould, has eliminated the mill-direct price colunm for orders of 1-5 pallets.  The lowest minimum mill-direct order is now 5-9 pallets.[Read the rest of this article...]

ERGOTRON EXPANDS REBATE OPPORTUNITIES
Ergotron, a noncentral-bill Marketing Partner, has expanded your opportunities to earn rebate on purchases.  In 2017, IS launched a partnership with Ergotron where members earned rebate on wholesale purchases through SYNNEX only.  We are pl...[Read the rest of this article...]

GET ONE MORE HOUR EACH DAY TO PLACE YOUR RDC ORDER
Over the next two weeks, Essendant will implement a change to the order cut-off times for RDC accounts.  Starting now, and to be completed by April 1, 2018, the order cut-off time for RDC accounts will shift back one hour, from 4PM local WAREHOU...[Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS MAKES BUYING DIRECT EVEN EASIER!
Tops Products has announced that Quality Park products will be orderable with the rest of the Tops Products brands, TOPS, Cardinal, Pendaflex, etc., effective April 9th, 2018.  The combined prepaid will remain $1000. Note-taking, which comes ...[Read the rest of this article...]

3M LAUNCHES MEET COMP PRICING AND ENHANCED REBATES FOR HIGHLAND NOTES AND TAPE
3M has launched a great to opportunity for IS members to support US-based product while enhancing margins and effeciencies through direct-buy.  The new Highland Program: Provides new, more aggressive pricing on Highland brand Notes and Tap...[Read the rest of this article...]

CRAYOLA ANNOUNCES 2018 BTS TERMS
All orders shipping between April 15, 2018 and June 30, 2018 will recieve September 10, 2018 dating.  Orders must be marked "BTS Dating."[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...]