Orange has chosen a ‘multi-supplier
strategy’ that includes nine distributors for its £12m accessories contract.
only accessories contract is for the non-exclusive supply of a range of
accessories from phone socks to more conventional chargers, batteries, speakers
and Bluetooth headsets.
will cover supply into Orange’s
direct channels: stores, website, telesales and corporate. The contract, which
is renewed every two years, was previously handled by Data Select and Avenir.
An Orange spokeswoman said: ‘We have chosen a multi-supplier
strategy to ensure we have a wide range of accessories to support our
strong device portfolio. The following companies are on our roster: 20:20,
Kondor, Data Select, Avenir, Strax, Brightstar, Westcoast, Shebang and Chameleon
would not comment on which distributor would cover each specific area that the contract covers.