ZyXEL launches Retail Independent Programme

ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd (ZyXEL) has launched its Retail Independent Programme for 2008 with the aim of helping the UKs independent technology retailers stay competitive.

This new programme will offer tailored support and benefits to independent high street retailers. It will help them close sales opportunities by providing access to the right tools and information, rather than pushing them to the Internet to research products. The programme will support niche independent retailers who service both the SoHo (Small Office Home Office) and the consumer market particularly the early adopters of technology.

The programme follows market research conducted by ZyXEL that highlighted a clear need from independent retailers for a more tailored partner programme approach to help them increase revenues. Key research findings were a need for detailed product data and solution sheets, exclusive high street promotions and PoS (Point of Sale) materials.

Independent retailers need dedicated support by professionals that understand the challenges their businesses face and can provide relevant information and advice, explains Phil Croxford, ZyXELs Channel Sales Manager. This is why we undertook research, to find out how we could deliver a Retail Independent Programme to work with them. The programme is vital to our channel strategy.

A constant stream of new technologies and more technically competent consumers means retailers must keep up to date with the newest technology to offer better customer service in an increasingly competitive market.  Vendors need to help high street retailers maximise every opportunity to sell.  Technology concepts like the digital home network are relatively new to most consumers and we need to provide retailers with the right support to help them advise consumers on buying the best solution.

ZyXEL retail partners will also have access to ZySpace, a free online portal that gives them access to sales tools, product guides, training information, current marketing campaigns and to order PoS material. Authorised retailers will also receive access to regular ZyXEL product updates, development roadmaps, an authorised retailer logo and product discount.

Independent Retailers can register for the programme by visiting  www.zyxel.co.uk/retail.  Once registered they will receive a welcome pack that includes all the material that they need to sell ZyXEL products with confidence, including product brochures, window stickers and posters.

About ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd

ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd is the UK subsidiary of a market leading end-to-end designer and manufacturer of xDSL, Security, VoIP, IP DSLAMS, Wireless, routing and IP switching equipment.  The company offers comprehensive technical support and customer service to the ISP, Telco and business and consumer channel.
ZyXEL was founded in 1989 as a modem developer with the mission to create Internet access solutions that accelerate information exchange and improve effectiveness of people and organisations.
ZyXEL is one of the world's leading broadband access solutions specialists.  With headquarters located in Taiwan, ZyXEL maintains offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, ZyXEL has more than 2000 employees globally, with distributors in more than seventy countries, and products marketed in more than 150 countries on five continents.

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