April 12, 2018

EPIC 2018 | EPIC Business Essentials | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & Training | Merchandising | Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST SHAREHOLDER & AFFILIATE MEMBERS!
Please join us as we welcome two new dealers to the IS family! #1310 Prosource Packaging, located in Houston, Texas.  Welcome Paul Baumgarten & team! #P039 Perry Office Products, located in Temple, Texas.  Welcome back, Harry Mace... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS WEB SITE - ADMINS NEED TO UPDATE RECORDS
Attention all IS web site Admins!  Please make sure you login to www.independentstationers.coop, click on Member Admin, Member Profile, and review all the contacts, addresses, and other information listed for your dealership.  You can reque...
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M-POWER Q2 2018 PROMOTIONS AVAILABLE!
Check out these new promotional offers for Q2 2018 from participating M-Power suppliers. Also available are new product (non-dated) flyers for your sales team to distribute. Promotions end 6/30/18 unless otherwise noted. ACCO Quartet Infinit... [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...]

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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...]

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...]

RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL OFFERS ENHANCED PROGRAM FOR 2018
Rubbermaid Commerical has enhanced the rebates and pricing 2018.  Please see eConfidentials and the Vendor Document Library for details.  Also, please be on the lookout for communicaiton from RCP regarding an efficiency rebate avaialble to ...[Read the rest of this article...]

GLOBAL'S BUSINESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM EXPLAINED
To make the 2018 Business Incentive Program easier to understand, Global has provided a detailed flyer showing how dealers can maximize their rebates in 2018.  More info can be found in the Vendor Document Library. Due to the complex nature o...[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...
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