December 13, 2018

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NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR ISG STAFF
The staff at Independent Suppliers Group have new email addresses, which we ask that everyone to start using effective immediately.  We have attached a “Who’s Who” list of all staff contacts and emails for your reference. &n... [Read the rest of this article...]

ISG HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
The Independent Suppliers Group office will be closed for the holidays following this schedule:  Closed Monday Dec 24, 2018 Closed Tuesday Dec 25, 2018 Closed at 12:00 p.m. EST on Monday December 31 Closed Tuesday Jan... [Read the rest of this article...]

WORKFIT-TX BY ERGOTRON – SETTING THE NEW STANDARD IN ERGONOMIC DESK CONVERTERS
Attendees at this year’s ErgoExpo voted this Ergotron competitively-priced desktop converter—the first of its kind—as a winner of the Attendees' Choice Awards, further demonstrating it as a disruptive and innovative solution. Th... [Read the rest of this article...]

CANON CAN HELP PREVENT DATA LOSS
Securing any business starts with printing and in today’s digital world, risks to networks and devices come in more forms and from more directions than ever before. Nearly every day destructive threats emerge and undiscovered vulnerabilities ar... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q4 2018 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
The promotions below for Q4 2018 from participating M-Power suppliers are expiring soon!  All promotions end 12/31/18 unless otherwise noted.   ACCO Brands Swingline and Rapid products Staplers, Punches and Trimmers $25 gift c... [Read the rest of this article...]

ERGOTRON WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Ergotron recently conducted a webinar explaining the company history, breadth of products, program information including rebates, their Seed Program and Partner Portal, which features many valuable resources for your dealership.   If you m... [Read the rest of this article...]

FLASH FURNITURE WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE 
We recently hosted a webinar for Flash Furniture about some updates and new programs they are running. If you were not able to attend the webinar, you can access the webinar recording below. For more informaiton on Flash Furniture, please contact ... [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...]

VIRCO TRANSITIONS IDC TO DISTRIBUTION IN 2019
Virco has made the decision to transition their selling relationship with dealer groups and many dealers throughout the US to a distributor model. This change is effective January 1, 2019. Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has worked with Virco (VIR)... [Read the rest of this article...]

U.S. POSTPONES SECOND PHASE CHINESE TARIFFS
Recently the US Trade Representative announced that the proposed second phase of tariffs imposed on Chinese imported goods and materials originally planned to be effective January 1, 2019, has been postponed for 90 days, and will now be effective Ap... [Read the rest of this article...]

RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL STREAMLINES PRODUCTS IN 2019
Rubbermaid Commercial & Consumer Solutions (RCP) has modified operational processes and manufacturing planning to provide better lead times and reliable ship dates for orders. While evaluating their product line, they identified items that will b... [Read the rest of this article...]

CANON MOVES TO AUTHORIZED PARTNER PROGRAM DEC 1
It was recently announced that Canon USA will be moving to an authorized partner program for inject consumables and flatbed scanners. All dealers who sell Canon products will have to apply become an authorized dealer. Please see link below for applic... [Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS PENDAFLEX FILING CROSS-REFERENCE POSTED
The Smead to Pendaflex cross reference has been posted to the Vendor Document Library and can be downloaded here. To recap, here are the Key benefits of this conversion for members: Net/Net Savings Potential of nearly 20% Increased efficie... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEWELL (SAN) AND UNI-BALL AGREEMENT UPDATE FOR 2020
It was recently announced that Newell Brands/Sanford, L.P., will end their agreement with Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd as an exclusive distributor of Uni-Ball on December 31, 2019. Newell Brands/Sanford will continue to be the exclusive distributor ... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEWELL OFFERS SANFORD PROMO FEATURING NEW SHARPIE PRO THROUGH DECEMBER
Newell/Sanford (SAN) is offering a 5-10% discount on select products beginning now through 12/31. Discount will be in the form of a rebate disbursed Q1, 2019. Click here to watch a brief promotional video on the new Sharpie Pro marker included in the pr... [Read the rest of this article...]

BOOST ECOMMERCE SYSTEM SURVEY 
We understand this is a busy time of year for you. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below about your Ecommerce System Providers. This survey was sent out a few months ago, so if you have completed it previously, there is no need to su... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER OFFERS CONVERSION ALLOWANCE!
The long-term benefits of switching to RJ Schinner may be worth your effort, but that doesn't change the difficulties you face when you switch. RJ Schinner would like a chance to show you how they can help your business, so they’re offering... [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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