has partnered with Data Select in an exclusive deal for distribution of all of the
network’s stock to the indirect channel. The deal will into effect on 18 May.
network previously dealt with its own distribution, but now dealers wishing to
buy Vodafone devices must go through Data Select.
deal hands over specialised customer support functions such as full product
tracking, returns and account management to the distributor. The stock includes
multi-manufacturer devices flashed with Vodafone software as well as Vodafone
Select already has an IT partnership with the network – the distributor is
involved with the logistical management of stock from Vodafone’s online sales.
distributor acquired a new high capacity warehouse in August last year, in
anticipation of winning larger contracts.
Vodafone spokeswoman said: ‘The new arrangement with Data Select is all part of
making it easier for dealers to deal with Vodafone.
they will be able to get Vodafone branded devices and all other device stock
direct from Data Select with dedicated support. This makes their supply chain
quicker and easier.’
distributor said: ‘Everyone is trying to do these kinds of deals at the moment;
for distributors it’s about raising the sales value per customer this kind of
deal does it.’