Tech Data Mobile sees Samsung sales rocket as S6 range takes off
Android devices are proving to be as popular with business customers as they are with consumers –strong focus on driving awareness gets positive results
Basingstoke, 01 October 2015 – Tech Data Mobile has reported strong early sales of the Samsung Galaxy S6 range with as much uptake amongst businesses as consumer buyers. The swift acceleration is the result of Samsung’s excellent demand-generation campaign and the strong focus that the distributor has taken to driving awareness and managing product availability.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched in a blaze of publicity in the spring and were soon followed by the S6 Edge plus. Samsung has supported the launches with extensive advertising and publicity and all three models have been very well received in all segments of the market.
Following its appointment as a distributor for the full range of Galaxy mobile and tablet devices in June, Tech Data Mobile worked closely with Samsung to ensure resellers would have immediate access to the products as demand ramped up. This co-ordinated management of the launch programme has been a great success, said Matt Child, Managing Director of Tech Data Mobile.
“We have placed a really strong focus on the Samsung Galaxy S6 from day one. That and the excellent support we’ve received from Samsung and the extensive and creative campaign they have run during this period has delivered some very positive results and we expect S6 sales to kick-on from here and get even stronger.”
Interestingly, demand from sales to commercial organisations have been just as strong as sales to consumers, Child noted. “We have seen excellent shipment levels through telco customers as well as retailers and a very healthy level of sales going into the SMB and corporate B2B channels as well. This is a clear indication, not only that Android is becoming much more accepted and used as a business mobile platform, but also that Samsung Galaxy is becoming as much of a recognised and trusted brand in the B2B sector as it is in the consumer market.”
Marcus Stone, Head of Retail and Distribution for Samsung Mobile UK, stated: “Tech Data Mobile has done a fantastic job in taking the Galaxy S6 family to market and raising awareness of its unique design and features. We continue to see strong growth week on week and this is a testament to their ability to effectively execute across all of their sales channels. Samsung market share is increasing and we’ll continue to support our distributors’ efforts to drive sales growth in all sectors of the market.”
With its advanced logistics and stock holding capabilities, Tech Data Mobile is ideally-placed to support resellers in maximising their sales with the Samsung Galaxy S6 range. As well as unrivalled availability and shipment, Tech Data Mobile offers tailored airtime, finance, extended warranty and maintenance cover, and buy-back and trade-in options as part of a complete lifecycle services proposition that allows resellers to add more value, drive new business and improve customer retention.
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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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