Distributor News

Which QuickBooks Edition Is Right for You?
December 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I am downloading QuickBooks Premier. Which edition do I pick? Answer: QB Premier has multiple editions built into it. You purchase QB Premier, but select the edition when you are downloading the software. For our industry, choose the Manufacturing and Wholesale Edition. It best suits our business needs, and has a…

How Overnight Shipping from Brazil Saved a Distributor's Promotion
December 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm

An award that is truly one-of-a-kind stands out a little more for the recipient. It’s one more reason to keep it and display it proudly. Becky Webel, senior account manager for NBN360, Wheeling, Ill., told us about one awards promotion she’s been doing…

Storm Creek Integrates With PromoStandards
December 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Storm Creek, Hastings, Minn., announced that it has fully integrated with PromoStandards to deliver seamless real-time product information to distributor customers. PromoStandards is an organization that collaborates with promotional products industry participants to create open guidelines that enable industry members to improve customer experience, reduce transactional friction and effectively execute their digital strategy. Storm Creek's…

Fully Promoted Selects Antera Software USA as BMS Vendor
November 21, 2019 at 10:07 am

Fully Promoted, West Palm Beach, Fla., has announced a relationship with Antera Software USA as its new business management software (BMS) partner. Fully Promoted stores going live with Antera are the first in the country to submit Promo Standards electronic purchase orders to alphabroder, SanMar, Hit, PCNA, S&S Activewear and other large suppliers. Antera—which uses…

American Solutions for Business Partners With PromoPulse
November 18, 2019 at 2:36 pm

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., has partnered with technology company PromoPulse to provide its distributor members with the latest social media posts filtered from top-level (Patriot) vendor partners. “PromoPulse is very excited to partner with American Solutions for Business and help them connect with their Patriot vendors through a custom content feed,” said PromoPulse…

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Advantages In Marketing
November 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

Grossman Marketing Group announced yesterday that it has acquired Advantages in Marketing (AIM), West Springfield, Mass. GMG co-president Ben Grossman said in a press release that the acquisition will increase Grossman’s marketing operations and boost its client base, namely in AIM’s Northeast location. “AIM gives us greater geographical reach and adds to our significant product…

Proforma Introduces ProGlobal Network to Facilitate International Business
November 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced the launch of its new ProGlobal Network, which it says will be used to match Proforma owners with supplier partners outside the U.S. that have qualified to "facilitate global account opportunities and international company store programs." Proforma said in a press release that the program, which works to create a global fulfillment…

National Pen Revenue Increases While Vistaprint Revenue Dips
November 11, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, parent company of Vistaprint, released its first-quarter earnings report for the fiscal year, and saw a bit of an improvement on the National Pen side, but a dip in Vistaprint revenues. According to Nasdaq, the National Pen brand made $70.2 million, up 6.3 percent over last year. Vistaprint reported $343.2 million in…

Terry Woodhams Retires From HALO Branded Solutions
November 6, 2019 at 10:53 am

Terry Woodhams is retiring from HALO Branded Solutions after more than 30 years in the promotional products industry. Woodhams started in the industry in 1988 after a successful 20-year career in corporate management. He was the owner of American Pacific Promotions, a successful California distributorship, before selling the company…