Last year, Essendant shared with IS their intention to move away from the central billing program. They also communicated their willingness to extend the program on an interim basis and announced last month that they plan to sunset the central bill program on 8/31/2015.

The change that will occur with the move away from central billing is that IS members who are Essendant customers will now be responsible for paying invoices directly to Essendant. Invoices and statements will be sent directly to members.   You will continue to use existing account numbers to place Jan San (former Lagasse) orders but paying invoices directly will become your responsibility. Any special IS pricing our members receive today under the former Lagasse account will remain in place.

We are currently working with Essendant on several new initiatives, including updates to the RDC Program and our joint content initiative which will add value and help increase business.  Both IS and Essendant are committed to continuing to working closely together on programs that will add value

If you have any questions please contact your local Essendant Rep.