RJ Schinner's Sales Support Blog For Jan/San, Foodservice and Paper Distributors

A Seller’s Guide to Summer Parties- Part 1

Coming up in just over a week is the official Summer Season kick-off- Memorial Day! This unofficial start to party season means that everyone from grocers to caterers are readying themselves for their busiest season of the year. There will be graduation parties, weddings, Father’s Day, Independence Day, company picnics, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, and labor day all celebrated over the next few months. One thing that these parties all have in common is that they will all require a high degree of preparation to be successful- that is where you come in. Having the right products at the...

A Natural Whiteboard Cleaner, Perfect for School Bid Season

A Natural Whiteboard Cleaner, Perfect for School Bid Season

Gone are the days of students having to take turns clapping the dust from erasers, or washing the dusty residue from the chalkboard. I sometimes miss the smell of chalk dust from my childhood, but it’s nice to know that students today are seldom exposed to chalk-dust inhalants, as most schools have replaced the old dusty blackboard with modern, cleaner whiteboards. Whiteboards are much easier to read, don’t have occasionally piercing screeches of chalk, and are much easier to keep clean. After several weeks of constant usage, however, even a brand new whiteboard is subject to ghosting, a phenomenon caused...

Clorox Innovates Cleaning with New Smart Tube Bottles

As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for,” but with certain cleaning products packaging design, that isn’t always true. Have you ever had to consolidate partial bottles because they were too empty to work properly? Have you had to tilt the sprayer at awkward angles just to squeeze out those last few drops or avoid misfires? Or worse yet, have you just thrown away the entire bottle with product still in it-  just because your spray tube wasn’t long enough to reach the bottom? Clorox recognized that this problem was generally universal when it comes to the current...

Earth Friendly Products Put “Green” on the Silver Screen

Happy Earth Day! Today is a day of celebration and dedication to conserve and preserve our planet’s resources and beauty. As the green movement gains momentum throughout the cleaning industry, it’s a perfect day to shine the spotlight on one of the industry’s greenest companies. Unlike other manufacturers who have just recently begun producing green products, Earth Friendly Products got started in 1967 when the word “green” still referred to the color. Formerly known as Venus Laboratories, Earth Friendly Products manufactures green cleaning products and personal care products that are entirely free of 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, phosphates, caustics, chlorine bleach, and...

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Reckitt’s Portion Control System Saves Customers Time and Money on Cleaning

It’s a well known fact that bulk products cost less per-unit than their smaller sized counterparts. The financial benefits of more product, less packaging is very appealing to most customers, especially in the cleaning industry. The downfalls of bulk chemicals, however, include: the messy spills when refilling poor portion control leads to overuse/underuse extra time spent pouring, measuring and mixing the added hazards of chemical contact Reckitt-Benckiser has developed a solution to these issues, making it easier, more efficient, and more economical to use bulk cleaning products without the downfalls of mixing. With the PRECISION BLEND Dilution System, customers will...

Bigger Savings, Better Sales with Quarterly Rebates!

Bigger Savings, Better Sales with Quarterly Rebates!

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, and with a new quarter comes new Quarterly Incentives! Rebates and incentives are huge growth stimulators for distributors, offering a way for DSRs to increase sales while earning bonus money for doing so. The results are two-fold; the rebates are often extended to the End Users as well, giving them a greater incentive to purchase more products, which also adds to the DSR’s earnings! The following 2nd Quarter Incentives and Rebates have been made available for download on our blog, and are available in the menu listed on the right side of...

One More Week to Maximize Your Earning Power with Duracell Procell Rebates!

Did you know that 44% of end-users acquire their batteries from traditional retailers? For distributor sales professionals, that means there is 44% of a potential market left untapped. Take advantage of the opportunity by increasing the selling power of Duracell Procell batteries with special incentives that are only available for one more week! Help your customers sell more and earn more, while you do the same- qualifying orders purchased through RJ Schinner receive a free point-of-sale display stand that will increase sales for retailers through effective and attractive merchandising. To charge the deal even more, Duracell is offering three-tiered financial...

Be Your Customer’s Floor Care Expert for National Cleaning Week

Every year, National Cleaning Week is celebrated during the last week in March- this year, it’s March 24-30, 2013– and is geared towards motivating people to begin the “joys” of Spring cleaning. While in many parts of the country it still feels far from Spring-like outside, the season is fast upon us to shake off the Winter doldrums and amplify our cleaning efforts. For your customers this often means deep cleaning, floor scrubbing, mass organizing, and preparing for the busiest time of the year. This post will transform you into a floor-care expert, readying your customers for increased cleaning during...

Help Your Customers Make Spring Grilling Easy- with BBQ Buddy!

With Spring right around the corner, it’s that time of year to start daydreaming of tailgating, outdoor parties and trips to the beach. Is there a better way to welcome in the warm weather than firing up the grill for the first time of the year?  The deliciously smoky scent of food grilling is a sure harbinger of Spring…and with those days coming sooner than we realize, it’s time to make sure that your customers are stocked up and prepared for the biggest outdoor cooking season of the year. Novelis has an excitingly innovative product that offers a perfect solution...

Clorox Re-Brands Dispatch Products

Your customers may have already noticed an exciting new packaging change from Clorox, which became effective at the beginning of this year. The DISPATCH line of products, which are geared towards healthcare use, are now being re-branded as Clorox Healthcare. This change only effects the name and packaging, as the product itself including the formula, kill claims, and EPA-registration numbers will remain the same, as will UPCs and pricing. The following UPC’s will now feature the new look, and the Clorox Healthcare name: Clorox Healthcare 32 oz. Spray- UPC 2996968970 Clorox Healthcare 32oz. Pull Top- UPC 2996968832 Clorox Healthcare 128oz....