After a successful launch in December, Canon has extended its PartnerNet online portal which gives Canon resellers access to Canon sales and marketing tools to all of its indirect business resellers. The site has been specifically designed to make doing business with Canon easier and more profitable for IT Resellers.
The site is divided into 4 distinct zones:
My Zone a great resource at users fingertips which is all about their business. In this area they will find the search facility enormously powerful - quick and simple! Just specify the product and in moments view all related materials.
Marketing Zone - contains a huge variety of valuable resources making business easier. Users can set up and run their own tailored marketing campaigns in a few simple clicks using a selection from the pre defined Canon templates in the Campaign Centre.
Sales Zone - Automates processes that were previously manual, streamlining the way partners do business. With the Tenders and Opportunities area they can tell Canon about the support they need to make the Canon offering as competitive as possible.
Service and Support Pay a visit here for all the information you need to back up your sales, including Ask an Expert, warranty information and access to spare parts.
Pat Marlow, Distribution Channel Director says We are very pleased that PartnerNet is now live and ready. The portal will allow us the opportunity to work with new and existing customers in the IT Reseller channel. I believe that companies who sign up to the site will experience strong commercial benefits of access to the sales and marketing materials online and I look forward to jointly creating and supporting demand amongst end users for purchasing Canon products.
Early comments from our Distribution partners who have already used the site are very positive, Ingram Micro and Beta comment as follows:
Lewis Daniels, Senior Campaign Manager, Ingram Micro Ingram Micro is excited about the roll-out of the PartnerNet portal. Canon has demonstrated a great understanding of reseller needs and has been eager to work with us to help shape its offering and support model. We have been working closely and are already realising the benefits and functionality of the site.
Dave Green, Marketing Manager, Beta Distribution says: The new Canon PartnerNet portal is a fantastic tool that now provides resellers access to key information on the Canon range of products and services that may have previously been difficult to locate. As a distributor for the full range of Canon products we are actively encouraging our customers to sign up to the portal as it will inevitably be a valuable resource of information and marketing material.
Companies who are interested in signing up to PartnerNet should visit www.canon.co.uk/partnernet