January 10, 2019

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ISG ANNOUNCES 2019 ANNUAL MEETING IN INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis, IN – January 7, 2019—Independent Suppliers Group, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced it is hosting an Annual Meeting on November 3-5 at the Westin hotel, Indianapolis, Indian... [Read the rest of this article...]

ISG ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR FACILITY SUPPLY CHANNEL, FRANK HOARD
Indianapolis, IN – January 9, 2019—Independent Suppliers Group, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced that Frank Hoard will be joining the ISG staff as the new Director, Facility Supply Chann... [Read the rest of this article...]

AMAZON’S WORLD DOMINATION STRATEGY
We are sharing the article below about Amazon and Mike Gentile has also provided some comments about it following the link. [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO THE FIRST NEW MEMBERS OF 2019!
Please join the staff at Independent Suppliers Group as we welcome these two new members to the ISG family! #1314 Standard Office Supply & Printing, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Please welcome Mike Herrin and team! #P040 Keene... [Read the rest of this article...]

AT A GLANCE – ANTICIPATION ORDERS FOR 2019
Please remember with anticipation season coming soon that “anticipation and/or “opening stock order” must be marked on the purchase order.  A copy of the confirmation will not be sent to ISG unless the PO is marked “antic... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q1 2019 PROMOTIONS AND FLYERS AVAILABLE NOW!
The promotional offers and flyers below for Q1 2019 are available from participating M-Power suppliers! Promotions end 3/31/19 unless otherwise noted. There are also many non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  Please review these mat... [Read the rest of this article...]

PENDAFLEX – THE PREFERRED FILING SUPPLIER FOR ISG
Imagine life without a file folder. That’s life without Pendaflex. Pendaflex traces its roots back to 1882, in Manhattan, NY where its founding brothers, Charles S. Jonas and Richard A. Jonas, began putting ruled lines on paper. Later, in th... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP PURCHASEDGE: EASIER & MORE REWARDING THAN EVER!
Did You Know: 4 out of 5 PurchasEdge customers surveyed said that the HP PurchasEdge program influences where they buy their toner cartridges and their cartridge choice. On average, new PurchasEdge members report spending 3% more aft... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE GOOD IDEAS GREAT – THE DIFFERENCE IN OFFICE PAPER BY DOMTAR
When selecting the right office paper, there is a difference in the product that you buy. Learn what ColorLok Technology can do for your presentations. As you’re shopping for office paper, you may ask yourself “What difference does... [Read the rest of this article...]

EMAIL ETIQUETTE FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD BY AVERY
Quick, efficient and easy to use, email has become a resource way to communicate, but the email style you use to send messages to friends won’t always work with business email. So what’s the proper way to communicate in a business email? ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLIES WHOLESALER (SWR) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR JAN 29TH
Join us for an intro webinar to learn more about Suppliers Wholesalers, our new compatible ink cartridge and toner vendor based in Reno, NV. You can learn more about Supplies Wholesaler by checking out the insider article introducing them, click h...[Read the rest of this article...]

ISG 2019 ANNUAL MEETING IN INDIANAPOLIS, NOV 3-5
Indianapolis, IN – January 7, 2019—Independent Suppliers Group, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced it is hosting an Annual Meeting on November 3-5 at the Westin hotel, Indianapolis, Indian... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
For Promos, go to the Vendor Document Library (Password Required) and look under Promos in the left-side menu.  Items are listed by Modified Date, going back for the last 30 days. The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs for... [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 that have been given the Price List Access role by the Web Admin for your dealership.  If you ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLIES WHOLESALERS (SWR) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR
From the team at Supplies Wholesalers: "Supplies Wholesalers (SW) is the largest cartridge importer of IP-Safe, Tier-1 manufactured, ISO & STMC Certified Remanufactured and New-Build Compatible printer supplies in America. We continue to ...[Read the rest of this article...]

PHOENIX SAFE (PXS) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR
Please welcome our new vendor Phoenix Safe International to the ISG family. Phoenix was launched in 2001 by the familiar industry folks, Penny Cooper, Janet Pape and Jeff McQueen. Since its inception, Penny, Janet and Jeff have continued the vision o...[Read the rest of this article...]

RDC 2019 Q1 PRICE FILE NOW AVAILABLE
The RDC Q1 2019 price file is now available on the Vendor Document Library (see link, login required). We will continue to review the list and make any necessary adjustments. https://www.isg.coop/Member-Dashboard/Vendors-Partners/Vendor-Document-L...
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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...]