May 10, 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 join us as we welcome the newest affiliate member to the Independent Stationers' family! #X112 Pacific Office Products, located in Santa Fe Springs, California.  Welcome to David Sontgerath and team! [Read the rest of this article...]

IS UPS REBATE PROGRAM - Q1 2018 UPDATE
Our membership is reaping the benefits of our improved UPS program!  First quarter 2018 included 29 new UPS account numbers on to our program.  This resulted in a 29% increase in UPS spend and puts us solidly in the 25% rebate tier.  F... [Read the rest of this article...]

FOUR PRIORITIES FOR JANSAN DISTRIBUTORS IN 2018
The JanSan distribution and resale industry has been slow to adopt digital marketing and e-commerce, according to Essendant. However, as large retailers encroach in the space and elevate customer demands for online, self-service experiences, JanSan d... [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...]

BOISE PAPER IS COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS!
Boise Paper is committed to delivering quality products you and your customers can trust. Consistent run-ability, a 99.99% Jam-Free Guarantee and a network of experienced supply chain professionals have made Boise Paper one of the most trusted names ... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW BROTHER QL 800 SERIES FACILITIES FLYERS AVAILABLE!
Attention Sales Reps!  Send the NEW QL-800 Series Facilities Product Flyer to your customers (with your contact information added at the bottom) to drum up new facilities business! This is a great way to show your customers what kinds of labels ... [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...]

IS ANNUAL MEETING 2019 & EPIC 2018
The TriMega Board of Directors voted recently to not hold a joint EPIC conference with Independent Stationers in 2019. Factors that affected their decision included decline in dealer attendance, both wholesalers announcing plans for trade shows in 20... [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...]

ERGOTRON LAUNCHES INSIDE SALES TEAM, BID, AND SEED PROGRAM
Ergotron has developed an Inside Sales team for the IDC.  See below for the map and contacts. Also, they have launched a Bid Desk and Seed Program, the details of which are below.  Click the image above to download the PDF version of...[Read the rest of this article...]

MMF LAUNCHES EASY ONLINE SAMPLE PROGRAM
MMF offers multiple sample options to help you decide which products work best for your customers. Simply click on the Request Sample link for a specific product, and complete the required information. MMF Industries will ship a complimentary sample ...[Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS UPDATED ENVELOPE CUSTOM IMPRINT PROCESS
Tops is migrating the order platform and production from for custom imprint QP envelopes from legacy Cenveo software and operations. To access the new Quality Park custom online ordering site, please paste the following link in your browser: https...[Read the rest of this article...]

QUALITY PARK VENDOR CODE (QUA) NO LONGER ACTIVE
With all QP product now shipping combined with TOP product (excluding pads), the Quality Park vendor code, QUA, has been inactivated.  For program and pricing information going forward, pease refer to vendor code TOP, LSC Communications.[Read the rest of this article...]

MARTIN YALE DROPS PRICING AND MAKES ALL PRODUCTS PREPAID
Martin Yale has made buying direct easier.  They have implemented a landed price program AND dropped prices approx. 10%.  The new pricing can be found on the Vendor Document Library.
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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...]