EXCLUSIVE: Acer Takes On Lenovo With Direct Sell B2B Site
Last year it was Lenovo who cranked out a new direct sell web site for their B2b customers, now Acer has delivered an all-new business hub site that allows small medium businesses to quickly pick and order products, the site is backed by a local repair centre and extensive warranty support.
Acer who are #1 in gaming and have a thriving consumer business via The Good Guys and Harvey Norman is also the #1 supplier to the education industry in Australia with State Governments in Queensland and NSW using Acer computers along with Government departments in Victoria.
The new Acer Business Hub offers Workstations & Servers, Notebooks, Monitors, and All In One PC’s along with finance and warranty and service deals.
The site is set to compete head on with the B2b Lenovo Pro site for Small Business operation that is delivering big discounts for small business that signs up. A key element of this site is the weekly deals that they offer trades and small business.
Acer management claim that their site will business customers access to Acer’s local service and integration centre.
The move to a direct buy web site will strengthen Acers existing network of retailers and distributors across Australia, already offering business owners tailored technology solutions claims Acer management.
Acer Oceanic Sales Director, Rod Bassi says, “We’re pleased to offer our customers a new channel to select simple, innovative solutions tailored to individual business needs easily and effectively. The Acer for Business Hub complements our existing commercial channel of experienced and dedicated channel resellers around the country.
Management claim that the Taiwanese Companies strong local presence delivers for small medium businesses who don’t have the time to shop in a retail store, more control, choice, and ease in setting up and servicing their business technology needs.
“Our Business Hub is a new way for Acer to connect directly with our small business customers such as owner-operator tradesman, sole traders in the creative industries or early-stage start-up businesses to provide solutions, and a local service and integration facility”.
The site soft-launched this week is delivering an immediate 15% off for all ABN holders and Visa gift card offers for select core business ranges including Extensa, Travelmate Laptops and Veriton and Altos Desktop and Workstations.
Buyers also get a 3-year onsite warranty across core business devices and a local repair centre in Sydney.
In addition, the Acer for Business Hub has launched the new tough Enduro Urban device.
This has been described as the perfect device for tradespeople and small businesses looking for a durable and rugged solution especially trades that work outdoor and on sites.