May 24, 2018

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IS OFFICE CLOSING FOR MEMORIAL DAY
The IS office will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBERS!
Welcome to the newest members of the Independent Stationers' family!  Joining the Access affiliate program are: X113 Amvet Office Supplies, located in Ravena, New York.  Welcome Durvell Smith, Jr. and team! X114 Southern Business ... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q4 2017 & Q1 2018 REBATES COMING SOON!
Q4 2017 Rebate and Patronage payouts will be made the 1st week of June.   Q1 2018 Rebate and Patronage payouts will be made the 1st week of July.   [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA CALL TO ACTION – WRITE TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Last year Congress included language in the FY'18 National Defense Reauthorization Act which called on the General Services Administration (GSA) to create and implement a new Federal online marketplace, similar to those being used in the private ... [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...]

ENERGIZER THEMED FLYERS AVAILABLE FOR NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH!
Energizer has provided two new themed sales flyers – Power to be Prepared and Keep Your Business Powered – for National Safety Month. These flyers remind everyone to be prepared for power outages with an action plan and supplies. The... [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...]

BROTHER QL 800 SERIES BREAKROOM & FACILITIES FLYERS AVAILABLE!
Attention Sales Reps!  Don’t forget to send the NEW Brother QL 800 Series Breakroom Product Flyer to your customers (with your contact information added at the bottom) to drum up new breakroom business! This is a great way to show your cus... [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...]

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...]

ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND A QUARTERLY UPDATE WEBINAR MAY 30
The third of three Quarterly Update webinars will be held on May 30 at 11:00am Eastern.   During this set of webinars, we have been reviewing: Year End 2017 Financials Q1 2018 Financials Updates on the Essendant & SP Richar... [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...]

BOOST YOUR CONVERSIONS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA WEBINAR, JUNE 28
Measuring ROI through social media can be very hard. Most people think that you should be selling product or generating leads right away, but that’s not the case. Social Media should first be done to increase brand awareness. Without brand awar... [Read the rest of this article...]

SHAREHOLDERS - ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE ISSUED
On May 22, Shareholders were emailed the official Notice of the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Independent Stationers, Inc.  This is your legal notice of this meeting's date, time, and place.  Included in th... [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...]

MOBILE COMMERCE TRENDS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Our recent Spark webinar focused on the way our smartphones have changed the way we do business and how we accomplish things in life. From personal to professional communication, how we research, how we buy, how we look for answers to a problem, we i... [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...]

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....[Read the rest of this article...]