August 30, 2018

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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2018?
"Great networking, industry learning event."  Gary Gambardella, Bardell Printing & Office Supplies "Great networking  and an opportunity to meet the IS Staff and Board."  Robin King, Schwegman's "... [Read the rest of this article...]

AUGUST 31 DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR $300 PARTICIPATION BONUS FUNDS
The Participation Bonus pays attendees at EPIC for registering by a specified date, and for completing certain challenges, which this year includes staying specified nights in the convention hotel.  While the first deadline has passed, you ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS - RESERVATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31
When you register for EPIC as an attendee, you will be directed to make your hotel reservation as part of the meeting registration process.  You can book your hotel for more than three nights, but you will want to book via the EPIC room block at... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC SHOW SPECIALS ARRIVING DAILY!
You won't want to miss out on these opportunities to save money, get more for your money, and win prizes!  EPIC Exhibitors are starting to send in their Show Specials - opportunities for you to place orders during the Tradeshow on October 17... [Read the rest of this article...]

FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE OFFERED
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service Airport Shuttle Service will operate to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans following this schedule: Monday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. – ... [Read the rest of this article...]

THANKS TO THESE TERRIFIC EPIC SPONSORS!
Send out a big thanks to these awesome industry partners, who are sponsoring an event or service at EPIC 2018!  Essendant - Exclusive Premier Sponsor of EPIC 2018 3M Acco Brands Avery BIC Domtar Fellowes Fireking GOJO Hon HP HSM N... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPORT "TEAM OPI'S CLIMB OF LIFE"
I am hoping you will take two minutes to read the below. Every year, around now, myself and a small but resilient group of colleagues at my company OPI prepare to do battle with the very worst of the British winter weather in the name of a good ca... [Read the rest of this article...]

SALES TAX LEGISLATION CHANGES: HAS YOUR BUSINESS BEEN TARGETED?
EPIC Business Essentials staff have received quite a few phone calls lately all based on a legal case of South Dakota v. Wayfair.  If you missed it, the Supreme Court of the United States effectively overturned the physical-presence standard [fo... [Read the rest of this article...]

ARE YOU PROMOTING THINK LOCAL FIRST?
Many of you may already be promoting “Think Local First” in your emails, but have you thought about mailing a simple, eye-catching postcard with that message?  It’s low cost and another way to promote the message of supporting ... [Read the rest of this article...]

GET ON THE FAST TRACK
The number one differentiator for companies that are slow to grow and those that are knocking the ball out of the park is… Effective Sales Leadership.  So often, salespeople are promoted to management prematurely, without the skills and e...[Read the rest of this article...]

PARTNERING WITH CANON HAS ITS ADVANTAGES
As a trusted provider to your customers, it’s about delivering the right products from the right partners at the right price and for the right purpose. At Canon, their team of industry professionals go with you into customer environments and he...[Read the rest of this article...]

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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...]

VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Now is the time to show your appreciation for the brands you support! Awards will be presented at EPIC for IS Brand of the Year and IS Furniture Brand of the Year for 2017, and your vote is important!! Please complete the survey below (it takes le...[Read the rest of this article...]

AVERY COMMERCIAL SALES COVERAGE UPDATE
Avery has updated their commercial sales coverage contact list. You can find an updated coverage map in the Vendor Document Library. West Region: Jeffrey Jett – jjett@avery.com – 310-600-9245 South/Central Region: David Risher &ndas...[Read the rest of this article...]

NEWELL OFFERS DYMO PROMOTION THROUGH DECEMBER 2018
Newell (SAN) is offering an additional rebate for the GROUP back to dollar 1 based on growth in purchases of Dymo products from Aug - Dec 2018 compared to the same period last year. Dealers can earn up to 4.5% in additional rebate during the pr...[Read the rest of this article...]

PAPER MILLS ANNOUNCE ANOTHER ROUND OF PRICE INCREASES
Major paper mills have recently announced price increases of $2.50/CWT, or $1.25/Carton effective late August and early September.  They have also announced a surcharge of $1.00/CWT, or $.50/Carton for paper shipped to west of the rockies. Pleas...[Read the rest of this article...]

BUY DIRECT SELL BRANDS PROMOTIONS
Below you will find a listing of the announced "Buy Direct Sell Brands" promotional opportunities…
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TARIFFS AND PRICE INCREASES
With the proposal and implementation of various tariffs, please pay special attention to the price notification section of the Insider over the coming months.  Manufacturers are announcing increases related to tariffs, and due to the nature of t...
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FOCUS ON THE BRANDS CONSUMERS TRUST THE MOST
Changes are coming to the IDC. Of that, there is little doubt. While no one can predict what the landscape will look like in a year, let alone a few months from now, you need to be prepared to meet your customers’ needs. One way to be able to d...
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