March 7, 2019

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS BY ADDING WATER!
While visiting some ISG members over my first few weeks with the company, I am amazed by how diverse and unique each of them have been. However, each share a main goal, which is to GROW! I once had a sales manager who spoke continuously about grow... [Read the rest of this article...]

IMPORTANT CONTENT UPDATE
We are pleased to finally announce that there is now an opportunity enabling all manufacturer partners of Independent Suppliers Group and TriMega Purchasing Association, to have all of their product content easily available to dealers of the respecti... [Read the rest of this article...]

OFFICE NETWORK TRADEMARK NO LONGER MAINTAINED
The following letter has been mailed to all ISG shareholders who have been previously licensed to use the Office Network trademark & logo.  A filing to keep the trademark is needed every several years, and it came up for renewal recently.&nb... [Read the rest of this article...]

BENEFIT FROM NETWORKING WITH LIKE-MINDED WOMEN - JOIN OPWIL!
Women in the OP industry, are you looking for a network of like-minded women to learn from, collaborate with and have some fun?  Look no further and join OPWIL – Office Products Women in Leadership. When you join OPWIL as an Executive M... [Read the rest of this article...]

ATTEND IOPFDA SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY FLY-IN MARCH 26-27!
Join the Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) as they converge on Washington, DC to lobby on behalf of the industry's needs. You'll be placed directly across the table from your legislators and they'll ... [Read the rest of this article...]

AT A GLANCE – 2019 ANTICIPATION ORDERS
At-A-Glance order confirmations for 2020 calendars will be sent directly to ISG via email. Please plan to place your orders at least 3 business days prior to the 10th of the month due to manual processing time. Please remember to include “an...[Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER: NEW MARCH PROMO; Q1 PROMOS ENDING SOON!
The promotions and flyers below are available from participating M-Power suppliers! Promotion end dates are noted. There are also many non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  Please review these materials and use them on your website,... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP OFFERS MPS SPRING INCENTIVE
Interested in… · Increasing your sales and margin? · Locking down your current customer base and supplies sales against the competition? · Offering a simplified and streamlined process of fulfilling your customers... [Read the rest of this article...]

SAMSILL WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE 
We recently held a webinar with Samsill to discuss their Promotional Products division, product offerings, and how the promotional products market is growing. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can watch it by clicking one of the links bel... [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...]

AMAX (BOS) ANNOUNCES LOGISTICS TRANSITION
Amax (BOS) has recently announced they have switched third-party logistics providers and will be transitioning warehouses. Due to this change, there will be blackout periods in March and April to allow for warehouse transitions. The letter explaining ... [Read the rest of this article...]

TOMBOW (TOM) IMPLEMENTS SELLER PROGRAM
In January, Tombow implemented a new Authorized Seller Program. This program includes an Authorized Retailer Policy which restricts the sale to companies outside the US, to third party distributors, or third party online marketplaces such as Amazon, ..[Read the rest of this article...]

3M COMMERCIAL AND SAFETY PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE
3M has recently changed some of their product offerings and are now offering to ISG members Commercial Solutions and Safety products that were previously not available. This change will give members access to 13,000+ 3M SKUs. Updated price lists are ...[Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLY CHAIN REDUCTION IMPACTS PAPER PRICES
Paper prices are expected to increase March 1 with the possibility of additional increases following. It was recently announced that 500,000-600,000 tons of paper will be reduced from the market supply chain due to a mill closure. This will greatly r... [Read the rest of this article...]