Tech Data Launches B2B eCommerce Site for Australian Partners

Delivers powerful, easy-to-use, one-stop shopping experience
 

SYDNEY – 22 February 2019 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced the launch of its Australian B2B eCommerce site, shop-au.techdata.com (Shop), specifically designed for Tech Data’s channel partners. Since its 2014 launch in North America, Tech Data’s cloud-based Shop platform has been deployed in numerous countries across the globe and undergone regular enhancements to ensure it aligns with evolving partner and vendor solution needs. The Australian site leverages the features and functionality that earned Tech Data two Internet Retailer Excellence Awards in 2017 – specifically, B2B E-Commerce Website Design of the Year and B2B e-Commerce Player of the Year.
 
“Digital transformation is part of our core strategy at Tech Data,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, country general manager, Australia and New Zealand, at Tech Data. “Innovative platforms like Shop enable us to connect with and support our channel partners in new ways to further help them unlock high-growth opportunities. Shop will supercharge our eBusiness capabilities. It also complements Tech Data’s other award-winning platforms like StreamOne Cloud Marketplace and StreamOne Enterprise Solutions which help our channel partners seamlessly connect all cloud services and quickly scale their cloud businesses. The trial phase of our Australian Shop platform was a huge success so we are thrilled to now open it up to all our partners.”
 

“Launching our new web property in Australia is one of many investments we are making to embrace this high-potential market,” said David Spindler, global vice president, eBusiness, at Tech Data. “It's not only a way for our partners to procure the products we represent, but it also showcases our vendor partners and acts as an extension of our excellent sales team. This is a fantastic start to an exciting future. Keep watching, as we have a lot more to come.”
 

Designed with a focus on ease of use, Shop includes a customisable dashboard design that brings key technologies and offers to the forefront, providing a best-in-class user experience. With a continually expanding range of features, some of the key benefits include:
 
·       Comprehensive online product catalogue
·       Account and credit status information
·       Visibility into online orders and quotes
·       Featured promotions
·       24/7 accessibility
·       Warranty add-ons to recommend support and warranty uplifts on hardware and software
·       ‘Any device’ ease of access
 
Expanded functionality is due mid-2019 and will include:
·       Renewal portal providing access to opportunities, quotes and orders
·       Pricing and inventory APIs to enable partners to interact with their own third-party systems
 
For more information on Shop, visit shop-au.techdata.com
For more information on StreamOne Cloud Marketplace and Enterprise Solutions, visit techdatacloud.com.au/streamone/.
 
About Tech Data
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 10 straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
 

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Sarah Harvey
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific
Tech Data
Phone: +61 2 8875 0523
Email: sarah.harvey@techdata.com
 

Jim James
EASTWEST PR for Tech Data, Asia Pacific
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Email: techdata@eastwestpr.com
 
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