Tech Data Mobile appointed to distribute Samsung Galaxy range
Distributor will provide lifecycle services on the full range of smartphones and tablets from the world’s leading producer of Android-based mobile devices
Basingstoke, 24 June 2015 – Tech Data Mobile has been appointed as a distributor by Samsung for the full range of mobile and tablet devices. The agreement means that mobile dealers and resellers can make full use of Tech Data’s advanced logistics and stock holding capabilities to maximise their opportunities with this market-leading range of Android products.
With immediate effect, the full Samsung Galaxy family of smartphones and tablets will be available through Tech Data Mobile, alongside buy-back and trade-in, finance and extended warranty options, and flexible airtime contracts.
Peter Hubbard, Managing Director of Tech Data Mobile, says: “Tech Data Mobile is delighted to be selected as a trusted partner for Samsung. This appointment will allow us to build on our long-standing relationship with Samsung and enable Tech Data to consolidate its position as Samsung’s biggest distributor across Europe. The Galaxy range is a worldwide success and we intend to deliver a world-class service to our customers. We are looking forward to working closely with Samsung to drive innovative consumer and business solutions.”
The appointment strengthens Tech Data Mobile’s over-all product portfolio and establishes Tech Data Mobile as the most relevant of all distributors in the UK, allowing mobile dealers and IT resellers to offer more choice to their customers. Through its mobility lifecycle management programme, Tech Data Mobile is also providing resellers with a complete services platform that enables them to add more value, drive new business and improve customer retention. Services on offer include a buy-back and trade-in scheme, finance options, extended warranty cover and – through a new partnership with Total – tailored airtime contracts.
Hubbard says: “Tech Data Mobile is building a value proposition for the future. One that will enable our partners to offer the best mobility devices, software and services and enable them to attract more business, add more value and build a stable and loyal customer base.”
As well as lifecycle services, Tech Data Mobile can also call on the expertise within Azlan, Tech Data’s Enterprise business, to provide integration support for business customers, and on Tech Data’s dedicated Google team to assist with enquiries and implementation of Android-based solutions in the workplace.
Tech Data has focused sales teams for both the business and consumer markets and will be bringing forward specific initiatives aimed at leveraging the power of the Samsung brand and driving partner growth in key areas such as mobile device management and security, cloud-based solutions, the connected home and the Internet of Things.
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About Tech Data
Tech Data provides its customers in UK and Ireland with a unique combination of focused expertise from its Collection of Specialists business units, alongside unrivalled broadline distribution capabilities. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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