Distributor News

Water Bottle Purifies Water, Cleans Surface With L.E.D. Light
November 9, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Last year, TreadmillReviews.net published a study showing that water bottles harbor more bacteria than many of us would like to believe. Through testing different types of water bottle lids, including slide-top, squeeze-top, screw-top and straw-top, the researchers found that water bottle lids contained negative bacteria that causes infections like…

In Memoriam: Gloria Barker of Barker Specialty Co.
October 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Barker Specialty Co., Cheshire, Conn., announced that Gloria Barker passed away on Oct. 22. Gloria was born Charlotte Gloria Pick on March 14, 1929. Gloria lived a long and fulfilling life as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Also, Gloria was the mom to hundreds of people whom she employed. Working for more than 60…

Facilisgroup Announces a New Partner: Knock-Out Specialties
October 26, 2017 at 11:27 am

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, welcomed Knock-Out Specialties to its community of promotional products distributor partners. A family-owned business, Knock-Out Specialties has been providing promotional products and marketing services in Plano, Texas, since 1994. "We're looking forward to receiving growth and efficiency improvements from Facilisgroup's software and best practices," John Bottone, owner of Knock-Out Specialties. "The more…

How One Distributor Turned a College Deal Into Repeat Business
October 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Colleges and universities love making their incoming students feel welcome and at home, and one way to do that is through promotional products. Many of us likely remember arriving at orientation and receiving items like T-shirts, school supplies…

Proforma Launches 600th Client E-Commerce Store
October 16, 2017 at 11:09 am

Proforma, Cleveland, has launched its 600th client e-commerce store on its ProStores platform, a proprietary online storefront system. ProStores was introduced in 2016 to provide B2B and B2C end-users with a streamlined, Amazon-like experience for online purchases. Proforma currently supports both mid-sized and Fortune 500 company stores. The Proforma ProStores range in value from $25,000…

We Were Not Undressing! Putting Some Fun Into Selling
October 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

Back when I was growing my original Proforma distributorship, I was teaching one of our newer sales reps how to conduct field calls. In my view, field calling is a lost skill. Sadly, in this day of email and voicemail, salespeople think they don’t need to get out and do field calls. I strongly disagree…

Brown & Saenger Joins Facilisgroup
October 13, 2017 at 11:44 am

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, announced that Brown & Saenger, Sioux Falls, S.D., has joined its community of promotional products distributor partners. Brown & Saenger was founded in 1889, and has grown to multiple locations across North and South Dakota, serving its customers with promotional products, decorated apparel, office products, office furniture and professional printing. "We're working…

InkSoft Offers New Bulk Product Uploader
October 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

InkSoft, Tempe, Ariz., added a feature that allows users to create multiple customizable and pre-decorated products for their online stores at one time in a few short steps. The newly released Bulk Product Upload feature does away with having to upload products one-by-one, helping to build a product selection faster. Users can download the Bulk…

BDA LLC Acquires UK-Based SMG
October 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

BDA LLC, Woodinville, Wash., announced that it has acquired the U.K.’s leading provider of specialist sports merchandise, Sports Merchandise Global (SMG). “Combining forces with the leadership of Jonathan Bailey, and the great team of people at SMG in Manchester and Paris offices, immediately makes BDA the most prominent global agency and provider of co-branded merchandise…