April 4, 2019

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WHAT TO SELL WHEN SELLING FACILITY SUPPLIES
While speaking with numerous seasoned sales professionals, I see many have been successful within the FS category, while others have had only a taste of the possibilities when it comes to increasing their income by selling facility supply products.&n...[Read the rest of this article...]

FACILITY SUPPLY PROGRAMS AND VALUE PROPOSITIONS
If you read my previous article, “What to Sell When Selling Facility Supplies”, I hope this article walks you down the road of developing your Facility Supplies program.   Many of you have sold office furniture and office pro...[Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Please join us as we welcome the newest affiliate member into the Independent Suppliers Group family! #X133 Office Supply Express, located in Los Banos, California.  Welcome Duane Brehm and team! [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 ...
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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 Q2 PROMOTIONS AND FLYERS AVAILABLE!
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...]

ORGANIZING YOUR PROJECTS LIKE A PRO FROM AVERY
Managing a project doesn’t have to be complicated. If you know the basics of organization, you can establish a system to help you organize all the moving parts down to the details. Here in part one, Julie Perrine, an administrative expert and p...[Read the rest of this article...]

DOMTAR FOREST CERTIFICATION 101
Much of the world is under the misconception that paper is a wasteful, environmentally irresponsible product. But the opposite is true. Forest products, like paper, come from a renewable resource – trees. The key is for the owners of t...[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 after enroll...[Read the rest of this article...]

INTRIGUING CONTEMPORARY FLAIR ON OFM TRADITIONAL TABLES & STOOLS
OFM EDGE SERIES TABLE DESK WITH 3 STOOL HEIGHTS: This industrial table comes in 2 sizes while the stools are in 3 varying heights.  The strategically engineered table desk compliments both an office and a living space. The minimalist d...[Read the rest of this article...]

CLASSIX® ARE THE ONLY SELF-INKING STAMPS WORTHY OF THE XSTAMPER® NAME
The Xstamper name has been an industry leader for more than 50 years and is considered the World’s greatest rubber stamp. ClassiX is their line of quality self-inking stamps. These stamps do not require a separate ink pad as they automatically ...[Read the rest of this article...]

YOUR RDC - MORE MARGIN HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT - WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
A recording of our recent webinar detailing how the RDC can help you increase sales and margins is now available to watch. Please follow the link below to watch the webinar. We encourage dealers to watch it with purchasing and sales staff so everyone...[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...]

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...]

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...]