ShopWELS Insider

The latest scoop on inside buying in WELS.

Today only Amazon donates five percent

In case you were thinking about making a purchase through Amazon soon, you may want to make that purchase today. Here's why—On Thursday, March 16 only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times their usual donation rate) of the purchase price of eligible products you buy at AmazonSmile charity.

How visible is your brand?

Do you consistently use your church or school logo as a brandmark? That graphic image when included in websites, social media, newspaper ads, and other materials that you distribute helps the community associate it with the message that you are preaching, teaching and living.

Office supplies at Complete Office

Did you know that when you order your supplies through Complete Office you will typically receive your items the next business day? And there are no shipping fees or minimum order requirements.

Church360° limited time offer

Now through the end of February, Concordia Technology Solutions is offering Church360° with no startup fee. Did you know that there are also training webinars available for Concordia Technology Solutions church management software?

ASUS Chromebooks for education

If you are currently in the market for Chromebooks for your school, Troxell recommends the ASUS C202. If you are starting to consider needs for an 11.6-inch screen, touch sensitive Chromebook in the 2017-18 school year, you will want to keep the new ASUS C213 in mind. ASUS also provides a great service program.

Keeping up with software licensing

These days it can be difficult to keep track of software licensing for your church, school, or organization. There are multiple licensing programs, licensing implications with cloud virtualization, and changes in IT personnel—just to name a few. It can make your head spin!

Donate when you search and shop online

Just a reminder during this busy shopping season that you can support WELS when you search and shop online. We’d also like to remind you of the year-end discounts available from our ShopWELS vendors.

Thirty-nine more days until we celebrate Christmas

Although some of the ShopWELS vendors have information to share and products and services on sales to the end of the year, we'd like to start by sharing an Advent thought based on Psalm 27:14.


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