Benefits

There are many benefits to becoming a member of Independent Stationers.  Office supply dealers across the country benefit from belonging to the most innovative buying and marketing group in the industry.  Independent Stationers can position your dealership with lower cost of goods, richer manufacturer rebates and a more efficient direct manufacturer purchasing model.  Lowering the cost of goods sold is only one aspect of your overall membership. 

  • Participate in EPIC Business Essentials to become more successful with Federal Government Sales programs choosing the program which fits your business and customer needs and requirements.
  • Open the Healthcare market using a (Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract such as CHAMPS group CHAMPS through the EPIC program.
  • Public Sector opportunities with EPIC programs with cooperatives TCPN and AEPA - sell to  nationwide U.S. non-profit public agencies such as to State, City and County Governments, School Districts, Universities, credit unions, Churches and Municipalities.
  • Training and Educational Programs - Independent Stationers offers a variety of training and educational opportunities to its members throughout the year.
  • Arm your sales people with state of the art marketing and advertising materials that are merchandised with items that are featured in the Regional Distribution Center program through Essendant.
  • Align your ecommerce with the group’s online shopping cart called D-Force2Plus, a strong internet presence helping dealers capture more online sales and also merchandised around items that best represent your profitability with enhanced rich content supporting both wholesalers.
  • Affinity Programs including payroll processing, credit card processing, recruiting, freight services and more!