March 21, 2019

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FS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTS - MARCH
I would like to provide an update about facilities and where we are heading in the near future. By May 1st, I will be releasing a list of facility supply-related items that will be located through the RDC consisting of everyday janitorial, breakroom,...[Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
The ISG family of dealers continues to grow - 9 so far for the year!  Please join the ISG staff as we welcome these new members: #X129 Bestway Office Supply, located in Plano, Texas.  Welcome John Walsh and team! #X130 Patriot Supplies,... [Read the rest of this article...]

OUR POWER LETTER FROM THE ISG BOARD
As ISG, Pinnacle Affiliates, and the entire Independent Dealer Channel adjust to the new “normal,” we will continue to see wholesaler programs that have been designed to encourage dealers to shift their direct buy purchases to the wholesa... [Read the rest of this article...]

ISG NETWORK MAINTENANCE SATURDAY APRIL 6
A second round of network updates and patching will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST.  Our email server and website www.isg.coop will be unavailable off and on while these updates are taking place. The Oracle Por...[Read the rest of this article...]

OPWIL BOURBON TOUR BENEFITING CITY OF HOPE – MAY 9-11
You are invited to the inaugural Office Products Women in Leadership (OPWIL) Bourbon Tour, May 9-11, 2019 benefiting City of Hope. Come and taste the true spirit of Kentucky in America’s Bluegrass State. The tour will let you sample America&rsq...[Read the rest of this article...]

NAOPA 2019 ARE NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES AND NOMINATIONS
2019 sees the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) celebrating their tenth year. Organized by OPI in conjunction with US wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR), the awards will be presented during SPR’s annual Advantage Business Conference eve...[Read the rest of this article...]

LABOR: NEW OVERTIME RULE RELEASED
As BSA has reported before, NAW was a plaintiff in the lawsuit that resulted in the overturning of the Obama Wage and Hour Division’s rule radically changing the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” overtime exemption.&nb...[Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUYING GROUP DUES INCREASE
After several years of keeping member dues at a rate of $25.00/month, the NOPA Board of Directors recently voted in favor of a modest $4.00/month increase. This increase to $29.00/month will become effective April 1, 2019 and will assist in covering ...[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...]

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...]

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...]

YOUR RDC - MORE MARGIN HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT - WEBINARS MARCH 28 AND 29
As a buying cooperative we strive to establish the best vendor programs we can based on our members’ aggregate volume. Sometimes those programs are better cost of goods, sometimes enhanced program value, and other times it is efficiencies in th...[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...]

CRAYOLA ANNOUNCES BTS TERMS
Crayola has recently released their promotion for back to school terms. All orders shipping between April 15th through June 30th will receive terms dating of September 10th, 2019. The full flyer can be found on the Vendor Document Library and by f... [Read the rest of this article...]

ENERGIZER (EVE) PRICE INCREASE JUNE 1
Energizer recently announced an 8% price increase on Energizer Max Alkaline and Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA and AAA batteries effective June 1, 2019. The increase does not affect Energizer Industrial, Everedy Gold, Everedy Super Heavy Duty, or Ener...[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...]

MMM STOP SALE ON TWO STANDING DESKS
3M announced they are stopping production of two standing desks due to a possible safety concern. There have been no complaints of injuries, but as a precaution, they are stopping production and allowing the return of all unsold items. They ask that ...[Read the rest of this article...]