SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, October 2018 – Marketing professionals from thirteen partners gathered last week in St. Louis for Facilisgroup’s first ever Marketing Engagement Symposium. Attendees spent two days discussing marketing strategy, new technology, and Facilisgroup’s proprietary marketing tools. They left armed with six months of actionable marketing strategy and an understanding of current digital best practices. “MES18 made me a marketing rock star! I can’t wait to use al
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, October 2018 – Facilisgroup’s CEO, Chuck Fandos, was ranked number 5 most influential person in the promotional products industry on Counselor magazine’s Power 50 list. Fandos was named to the list again after being listed as most influential person in the industry in 2017. According to Counselor, Advertising Specialty Institute’s (ASI) promotional products industry publication, Fandos is considered a mentor and visionary for both distributors and suppl
Increasing your average gross profit margin is one of the easiest ways to boost your bottom line. Increasing it just a few points can add tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to your profit and it’s one of the easiest business improvements you can make. The Challenge Ask a sales rep what margin they typically use when quoting a client and they will provide you with a number. 30% or 32% or 35% are typical responses. You’ll likely get a very specific number in answer t
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, October 2018 – A group of Facilisgroup’s owner partners recently participated in a workshop designed to drive profitability, share best practices, and learn effective business strategy. Promotional product distributor owners spent two days at Facilisgroup’s headquarters in St. Louis discussing solutions to common challenges, sales management tools, and best practices. Attendees left feeling energized and in control of their business growth. “We were abl
Reducing your sales compensation expense as a percentage of sales is one way to improve profitability and increase the value of your business. The Challenge Many distributor owners know that they are paying their sales reps too much and that it is a big reason their profits are too low. So why not just change your commission structure? FEAR. Real or perceived, the fear of losing your sales reps to a competitor and/or having to deal with upset salespeople is the number one rea
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, October 2018 – Facilisgroup has released new integrated marketing tools to its @ease software users. Designed to complement Facilisgroup’s award-winning Signature Collection custom websites, tools such as product presentations, campaign-specific marketing emails and product wish lists allow Facilis partners to provide a personalized experience to their clients. These tools offer sales reps more opportunities to build relationships with their contacts. F
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, October 2018 – Facilisgroup welcomes Captiv8 Promotions, Inc. of New York, New York to its fast-growing community of promotional products distributor partners.
Founded in 1993, Captiv8 is an industry leader in logoed merchandise, promotional products, and event creation. Their goal is to provide creative and quality products at a fair price, while maintaining the best possible customer service. “We are looking forward to growing our already establishe