Tech Data brings vendor schemes together under Unified Bid Portal

By Simon Meredith | 9th January 2017

New tool provides single entry point and uses the same, simple process for all schemes

Basingstoke, 09 January 2017 – Tech Data has unveiled a new Bid Portal that provides resellers with a single tool through which the deal registration schemes of multiple vendors can be accessed.

This simple, streamlined way of applying for bids should speed up the process, make it easier to navigate different vendor schemes, and help ensure resellers don’t miss out on potential opportunities.

Cathi Low, Director of SMB at Tech Data, said: “The idea of the Bid Portal is to take all the complexity out and make it as simple as possible to apply for special bid pricing. Every vendor will handle bids in their own way and for resellers, getting used to the nuances of each one can be confusing and time-consuming. The Bid Portal irons all of that out and provides our customers with a single form to complete for all the vendors it covers.”

Initially, around 15 of Tech Data’s leading vendor partners will be covered by the Bid Portal, including major names like HP Inc and Dell. More will be added at a later stage.

InTouch users will be able to access the Bid Portal by clicking on a highlighted link that will be displayed on the Product Details page, if special bid pricing can be applied. This will be highly visible, as highlighted text, directly beneath the product part codes. The Bid Portal page will also be accessible from the main menu structure.

Once they have landed on the page, resellers simply key in the necessary details. The Bid Portal will then progress with the application, posting it to the relevant vendor’s process automatically. Resellers will receive an acknowledgement email with contact details and a clear service level for response times.

Tech Data continually develops and enhances its InTouch online system to make it easier for its customers to do business. Over the past year, it has introduced mobile-optimised version of the website, and an advanced yet easy-to-use process for ordering accessories and replacements on End-of-Life products. It also extended order tracking to vendor direct deliveries and introduced new categories and page designs that make it easier for resellers to find the products they need quickly.

These enhancements have received an incredibly positive response. Tech Data is now getting more than a million page views from over 100,000 unique customers each month on its UK website. As well as stock availability, pricing and detailed specs on an unrivalled choice of products from leading vendors, Tech Data’s InTouch platform provides resellers with access to a wide range of tools and resources designed to help them grow sales, improve margin, reduce cost and improve customer satisfaction. A weekly WebEx guided tour gives resellers the opportunity to learn about its capabilities and ask their own questions. Tech Data customers can register for the webinars here.

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About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information contact:
Sara Gemmell
Marketing Services Director
Tel: 0871 880 3000
Twitter: @techdatauk

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