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November 2016 CentralZone Digital Newsletter
   
 
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
FROM A CENTRAL
POINT OF VIEW
SWEDA
UPDATING IS EASY!

Our mission is to create Seamless and Accurate Orders from the End Buyer to Distributor to Supplier. And accurate orders start with accurate and complete product information from Suppliers. Distributors- did you know that suppliers who list their products on DistributorCentral agree to keep product information and prices updated so you are guaranteed accurate data without having to verify?

Suppliers - don’t waste time exporting your data to multiple service providers and distributor partners! Updating your online product catalog for 2017 doesn’t have to be stressful! Maintain and update your product catalog in DistributorCentral first, and we will happily send to other service providers.

When you make a change to your product data in DC, your product data is instantly updated across our product research tools, the 8,500 distributor websites we host and several third party service provider platforms in our industry that rely on DistributorCentral for the industry’s most accurate product data. You have the ability to set a future date for your updated pricing to automatically display.

Updating is Easy! Visit: http://bit.ly/DCSupplierUpdates

If you are not already a SupplierPRO member, what are you waiting for? Be part of the more than 60 million product views that occur each month on DistributorCentral! Product data from our Supplier PRO customers is included on distributor websites and on other industry service providers to whom we provide product data. Partner data feeds include: Antera, Artwork Services, USA, commonsku, Eblox.com, Essent.com, Office Beacon, PromoCorner, PromoExchange and Web Jaguar.

 
 
6 TIPS FOR BETTER EMAIL MARKETING RESULTS

In 2015, email marketing drove 20% of online holiday sales. With all of the competition headed into the inboxes of your customers and prospects, we wanted to remind you of these 6 simple tips that you can follow to get better results from your email marketing efforts.

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INCREASING SALES IN A POST-ELECTION WORLD

Soon it will all be over: the accusations, the half-truths, the unclear motives, and the overall insincerity. No, I’m not writing about the most recent season of the Bachelorette; I’m referencing the fact that when this presidential election finally concludes, Americans must find a way to move the economy forward regardless of the eventual winner.

One thing that businesses – and Americans – don’t like is uncertainty and this election has been one giant stress ball of unpredictability. This has led to uneasiness and anxiety when it comes to spending money. Over the past few months, companies from every part of the economy such as Red Robin, the Home Shopping Network, and Sealy Mattress have seen sales slip as the noise generated by the election became thundering.

Once the results come in on November 8, the uncertainty over policy and direction will finally be over and will likely give the economy a boost. Here are three ways you can seize the opportunity and increase your sales in a post-election world:

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Contributing Author
brandivate is a full-service executive outsourcing team that specializes in helping small to medium sized promotional products distributors profitably - and responsibly - grow their business.

Bill Petrie
Bill Petrie
engage@brandivatemarketing.com
brandivatemarketing.com

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Distributor Features Overview Webinar, Hosted by Tiffany Tarr, CAS

Tiffany Tarr

In this webinar we will go over "How to Get Started in DC" and how to use all of DistributorCentral's features. All participants will be eligible for a Self-Promo Offer sponsored by a DC Pro or Platinum Supplier.

November 16, 2016- 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT
REGISTER HERE!


Responsive Website Editor Webinar, Hosted by David Shultz

David Shultz
In this webinar we will preview DC's new fully-responsive, mobile-friendly website platform that allows your users to easily build and maintain e-commerce websites that adapt to any device. Plus a question and answer session at the end.

November 16, 2016- 3:00pm - 4:00pm CT
REGISTER HERE!
Distributors: have you registered for the 2017 PPAI Expo yet? Be sure to register for this informative education session that will help you leverage technology tools to help you better-engage your customers!
DC 2ND ANNUAL PROMO PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual DC Promo Pumpkin decorating contest.
We had some really impressive submissions again this year! Check out all of the winners on our Blog.


Overall Most Creative:

Submitted by Mark Kozak, Blue Monster Promotions
Prize: Coleman 60-Quart Wheeled Cooler from Vitronic

Best Use of Promotional Products (Two Winners):
Jim Corbit, Admore Folders

Prize: High Capacity Power Bank Charger from Next

Julie Moore, Bay State Specialty Co.
Prize: Wireless Mini-Boom Speaker & FM Radio from Prime Line

Best Representation of Company Logo:
Makana Line
Prize: Roots73® Traillake Insluated Vest by Trimark

Honorable Mention:

Christine Macneil, Bay State Specialty Co.
Prize: FRFDLX Deluxe Fairfield Throw Blanket from Towel Specialties

Thank you to Illini, our Contest Sponsor and again to all of the Participants.
We look forward to next year's contest!

Thank You Prize Sponsors:
sponsors
 
 
 
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