Tech Data Mobile in partnership with Recommerce
Spain: telephony specialist Tech Data Mobile has signed a partnership with the young Spanish office of French telephony broker and service provider Recommerce. The companies have built up together the Remobile programme: through it, resellers will be able to purchase the old mobile phone fleets of their customers, which will be refurbished and resold by Recommerce through its own reseller network, as well as directly to new end customers. The acquisition of old mobile phone fleets is a way to help resellers to win some renewal contracts.
Rod Millar quits Tech Data Mobile
United Kingdom: Tech Data Mobile senior vice president Rod Millar has resigned from the firm after more than seven years. Stephen Nolan has been promoted as senior VP of Europe. Rod relocated to Tampa, Florida back in April 2013, but continued to manage Tech Data Mobile's European business (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom). Details of his next move are unknown at this time. According to a Tech Data Mobile spokesperson, this global role ought not be backfilled.
Tech Data Europe launches enhanced version of InTouch
Tech Data Europe has launched an enhanced version of InTouch, its web-based e-commerce solution, including an improved search function and navigation that allows users to find and purchase products with fewer clicks than before. InTouch gives customers fingertip access to Tech Data Europe's complete product catalogue, enabling resellers to track their order history and invoices, and make after-sales enquiries. The enhanced version features improved navigation with clear product categories, so users can immediately select the type of product they need using intuitive tools for screen-sizing and pricing, as well as one-click selection of required features. The presentation of search results has been made leaner and simpler, making visual comparisons and refinement of the search easier. Information needed is visible on one screen so there is no need for additional scrolling. Craig Partington, EMEA eBusiness director at Tech Data Europe, states: "With the latest release of InTouch, we have made it even easier and faster for resellers to find what they want, so they spend less time searching for the right product and more time dealing with the needs of their customers. The process is logical and neat—with just a few clicks, you can narrow down your search to a handful of suitable solutions or a specific product. These changes make InTouch an even more useful tool for resellers and retailers looking to respond quickly to customer enquiries and maximise their chances of winning business." Tech Data has created a special set of visual guides to the updated system, including a short demonstration video, to explain the enhancements.
Tech Data on the phone with Apple
Spain: the Mobile division of broadliner Tech Data has started the distribution of unSIMlocked iPhone 4s, 5 and 5c through its reseller network.
Tech Data Europe to manage supply chain services for Google's Chromecast
Telephony and mobility specialist Tech Data Mobile has unveiled an agreement with Google to manage the supply chain of Google's indirect channel across Europe for its Chromecast media streaming device. Through the agreement, Tech Data Mobile Solutions will provide complete fulfilment services, including logistics, transportation management, forecasting, procurement consolidation, inventory management, invoicing and collection in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.