April 26, 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 AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Please welcome as our newest Access affiliate member: X111   Apex GoGo, located in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Welcome Alex Gomes & team! [Read the rest of this article...]

PILOT OFFERS $10 PANERA GIFT CARD PROMOTION!
Pilot Pen has a great promotion available on their B2P Bottle 2 Pen recycled products! When your customers purchase $50 of B2P qualifying pens, they will receive a $10 Panera gift card. Your customers can enjoy a free breakfast or lunch while doin...[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...]

FIVE WAYS TO CREATE A SAFER WORKPLACE BY AVERY
Safety is a chief concern in any environment. Now is a good time to review safety procedures with your employees, re-examine hazardous areas and take a closer look at how jobs are done. Here are just a few ideas you can implement for a safer workplac... [Read the rest of this article...]

ROAM TOUCHDOWN WORKSTATIONS - ROAM SWEET ROAM BY SAFCO
The Roam™ Touchdown Workstation is a unique and versatile individual workspace, perfect for a worker who likes to move between work areas or who travels between offices frequently. It features a Beech Laminate tabletop surrounded by fabric ...[Read the rest of this article...]

ENERGIZER PROVIDES LITHIUM BATTERY SALES TOOLS
Energizer has provided several flyers that you can use to sell their Lithium batteries. Energizer Ultimate Lithium vs. Energizer Industrial batteries upsell flyer. Energizer Ultimate Lithium flyer with sku information, customizable pricing an...[Read the rest of this article...]

YEAR END 2017 & Q1 2018 UPDATE WEBINARS SCHEDULED: MAY 22, 24, & 30
We have scheduled the Year End 2017 and Q1 2018 IS Quarterly Update Webinars.  We invite all IS member personnel to participate in one of these sessions so you can keep up to date on important news from our industry, and exciting program details... [Read the rest of this article...]

MOBILE COMMERCE TRENDS & PREDICTIONS WEBINAR MAY 23
Our smartphones have not only changed the way we do business, but they have changed the way we accomplish most things in life. From personal to professional communication, how we research, how we buy, how we look for answers to a problem, we immediat... [Read the rest of this article...]

GOULD COPY PAPER PRICE CHANGES WEBINAR MAY 30
The marketplace dynamics over the past several months have moved very swiftly pushing pricing upward 3 times since 4th quarter of 2017 to the present representing 15%. The key indicators driving this momentum are logistics, fiber, currency and capaci... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER CUSTOM MARKETING WEBINAR JUNE 7
At RJ Schinner we take your business personally and want to help you grow your Jan-San business. Please join us for a webinar on June 7th as we share information regarding the Tools and Customized Marketing Programs we have available to you our value...[Read the rest of this article...]

IS ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27, 2018
Recently, shareholders of Independent Stationers were sent a letter describing a change made for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Independent Stationers, Inc.  The IS Board of Directors has fixed the new date for the 2018 Sharehold... [Read the rest of this article...]

5 TOP SOCIAL CHANNELS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
This recent Spark series webinar for beginners, featured the top 5 social media channels today – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – and how your dealership can be successful using them. The webinar covered some general be... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJS PROFITABLE SELLING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently held a webinar hosted by RJ Schinner that focused on profitable selling.  The session included how to increase margins, facing competition, the role technology plays, working with your team and much more!  If you missed this ses... [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...]

ANOTHER ROUND OF PAPER INCREASES SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2018
All major paper mills have announced a new round of price increases scheduled for mid-May, 2018.  Increases are expected to be 5% to 7%, which is $2.50/CWT, or $1.25/Carton.  Domtar has provided details on the status of the paper market.&nb...[Read the rest of this article...]

ENHANCEMENTS TO SANFORD/ELMERS PROGRAM FOR 2018
Independent Stationers is pleased to announce enhancements to Newell's Sanford/Elmers program for 2018.  Highlights include: Dealer Volume Rebate will no longer be determined on a dealer-by-dealer basis.  Rebate is now based upon ...[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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]