Tech Data Mobile’s services ecosystem presents partners with a progressive pathway for business development

June 29, 2015

Distributor adds new airtime package offerings from Total, a comprehensive trade-in and buy-back scheme, finance and leasing, and extended warranty support and insurance options as part of its complete mobility lifecycle management programme

Gives partners the potential to extend their services value propositions and build more profitable business opportunities and sales growth

Basingstoke, 29 June 2015 – Tech Data Mobile, the specialist mobile business of Tech Data UK, is presenting dealers, resellers and retailers with a complete services ecosystem that will enable them to extend their value proposition to customers and enhance their profit potential and fuel business growth.

It has announced the availability of a full range of airtime services from Total, the specialist provider of communications services. Tech Data has signed a strategic partnership with the Cheltenham-based company that will provide IT resellers and retailers with access to customisable airtime packages, making it easy for them to offer a range of options to their end-user customers. Total will provide fast-track training and on-boarding for Tech Data customers, enabling even those with little or no mobile experience to unlock a new revenue stream potential.

In addition, Tech Data Mobile is making a comprehensive Buy-back and Trade-in scheme, a range of financing options via IBM Global Financing, and extended AppleCare+ warranty protection services fully available to its customers, providing them with a services ecosystem that will enable them to add more value and drive new business development.

Tech Data Mobile provides its partners a broad selection of popular platforms running Windows Phone, Google Android and Apple iOS environments, enabling dealers to offer customers a comprehensive set of options. On top of this, retailers, dealers and resellers have access to thousands of accessory and add-on solutions for popular mobile brands through Tech Data. They will also be able to draw on the experience and skills within Azlan, Tech Data’s Enterprise division, in mobile device and applications management.

Simon Smale, Business Development and Services Director for Tech Data, says: “The market is maturing fast and smartphones are increasingly being used as fully-integrated business tools as well as personal devices. ‘Mobile’ has now evolved to ‘mobility’; more IT resellers are becoming involved in the market and looking at where they can add value; mobile phone dealers and retailers meanwhile, are looking for ways to extend their portfolio, differentiate from their competitors and drive incremental revenues and profits. Our services ecosystem is designed to meet these challenges head-on. We have worked hard to find the right partners in key areas and we believe we now have a market-leading set of options that will enable our customers to plot a very clear and progressive business development pathway.”

Tech Data sells to over 13,000 reseller, retailer and dealer businesses across the UK on a regular basis. As the UK’s largest IT product distributor, it is able to offer advanced logistics capabilities, both to customers and suppliers. From its state-of-the-art distribution centre in the Midlands, Tech Data makes more than 5,000 shipments for next-day delivery every day. It can provide private-label and drop-shipment services for customers and run complete third-party logistics for suppliers and retailers.

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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, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information contact:
Stewart Hayward
Marketing Services Director
Tel: 0871 880 3000
Twitter: @TechDataMobile