Tech Data Mobile has branched out into warranties, repairs and insurance following a partnership with MendIt.
The IT repair company will work with Tech Data Mobile on a number of contracts across tablets, laptops, desktops and smartphones to cover damage caused by liquids, fire, floods and every-day use.
The distributor believes the new capabilities will help bolsters its ‘complete service ecosystem’, which was launched last month to help dealers and retailers differentiate.
Tech Data Mobile says the ecosystem will enable it to offer services to help extend the life of a mobile device. The distributors push into this market has seen it invest in trade-in and buy back schemes, finance and leasing options, as well as airtime packages.
Simon Smale, business development and services director, explained that its latest push into insurance and repair will provide additional capabilities to that ecosystem.
He said: ‘This agreement adds further value to our lifecycle services portfolio and gives our partners an additional way to drive incremental margin.
‘We’ve received a tremendously positive response to our approach from dealers and resellers who are looking to offer a complete package of services for business mobility.’