April 25, 2013
Office Depot is presenting a new recycling program that will pay each AAOMS Member for their used ink and toner cartridges. This is a free program offered to each Member even if your cartridges are not purchased from Office Depot. Members can send in used cartridges postage free in free cartons provided by Office Depot, and receive a check payment for the cartridges. Small electronics (cell phones, I Pods, etc) are also accepted for reimbursement to Members. Read more about it on the PDF titled, “Ink and Toner Recycling Rewards Program” on the Office Depot page of the ASI website.
April 16, 2013
If you missed the last issue of the popular OMS Staff CommuniQue, past issues are now available on the ASI website at http://www.aaomsservices.org/communique_past_issues. You will automatically receive the most recent issue of this quarterly publication if you are an AAOMS member or an Allied Staff member. To learn more about becoming an Allied Staff Member and all the benefits you (and your practice) will receive, please visit the Allied Staff membership page at aaoms.org or e-mail the AAOMS Membership Department.
March 20, 2013
Below is the announcement letter that AAOMS and ASI received providing some of the reasons for the upcoming merger:
Financial Strength and Flexibility: The combined company would have had more than $1 billion in cash on hand and more than $1 billion available through revolving credit facilities, giving it the flexibility to invest in both its current business and future growth opportunities.
Increased Scale and Competitiveness: The combined company will be well positioned to optimize its shared multichannel sales platform and distribution network, primarily in North America. Together, the companies will provide a wide array of services and solutions that enable customers to work more efficiently and productively. By implementing best practices in sales, operations and management, the combined company is expected to be better able to compete with the many online retailers, warehouse clubs and other traditional retailers that are placing a greater emphasis on office product sales.
Broader Global Footprint: The merger will combine the two companies’ complementary international businesses, with minimal overlap, strengthening the combined company’s ability to serve customers around the world.
Improved Customer Experience to Build Brand Loyalty: Consumers and business-to-business customers are increasingly demanding a seamless omnichannel experience across retail stores, direct sales, telesales and digital environments. By integrating these touchpoints effectively, the combined company expects to build lasting brand loyalty.
Accelerated Innovation: Both companies anticipate sharing customer insights and learnings from innovative pilot programs underway to better identify and fulfill evolving customer needs.
Nothing will change in the current AAOMS Members program with Office Depot, so please continue with business as usual. If you have any questions about the merger, please contact the Office Depot representative for AAOMS members at email@example.com.