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Essendant Inc. a supplier of workplace essentials, today announced it has received the 2016 Partner of the Year Award from the EPIC tradeshow held November 1 – 3, 2016. The EPIC tradeshow provides seminars, networking and an expo to help office, furniture and technology dealers grow business in categories such as office products, breakroom, facilities management, furniture, technology and more. The award was voted on by EPIC tradeshow attendees made up of TriMega and Independent Stationers’ members.
The EPIC Partner of the Year Award is awarded to a vendor that makes a big difference for independent dealers, works to help dealers grow and win market share, earns the trust of the channel by exhibiting fairness and integrity in everything they do, and brings ideas and opportunities to independents. This is the first time a wholesaler has won this award.
Other criteria that are considered in selecting an EPIC Partner of the Year include:
Exhibits exceptional field support
Provides exceptional customer service to dealers
Offers strong program support for independents
Designs creative marketing tools to help dealers grow
Promotes independents in "where to buy" listings on their websites
Is quick to support independent dealers through buying groups, national wholesalers and independent dealers direct
Demonstrates innovative new product development
“Essendant is delighted to win the EPIC Partner of the Year award, particularly because it was voted on by our customers,” states Harry Dochelli president, business & facility essentials at Essendant. “We are in a constantly changing selling environment and are always striving to find new ways to work with our customers to improve their businesses. Recognition that our field team, marketing and digital services, vertical market support, as well as our product assortment and expertise, have helped customers adapt and grow, is gratifying.”
For more information, visit essendant.com.