Ingram Micro Incorporated (Glossary Definition)
Ingram Micro Incorporated is a US-based Multinational Corporation.
Established in 1979, it is one of the largest technology distributors in the world, with offices and distribution centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Ingram Micro partners with roughly 170,000 solution providers globally and offers products from approximately 1,400 manufacturers.
The product lines offered via Ingram Micro are vast. They cover network products, software, systems, and peripherals. A full listing of the manufacturers that they partner with can be found on their Web site.
Ingram Micro’s services program includes:
Education that is industry and technology specific, as well as business related training
Business development and marketing resources
Extensive pre- and post-sales technical support
Financial services with flexible purchasing options.
Four communities where partners can come together to network and exchange resources and ideas (GovEd Alliance for resellers that make sales of at least $300,000 to the relevant industries; SMB Alliance for businesses trading in the SMB market; SystemArchiTECHs for businesses that concentrate on system-building; and VentureTech Network, a sales and service network)
Web-based tools to manage customer’s expiring products and manufacturer product registration needs
How to Open an Ingram Micro Account
In order to get started, you need to complete an extensive application form and provide a $100 refundable deposit. This deposit is refundable within 120 days, subject to placing a minimum order of $1,500 within 60 days.
The reseller application can be found on their Web site.
Do you own or manage a reseller who buys from Ingram Micro? Or a manufacturer who distributes through Ingram Micro? If so, what do you like best? What could it most improve on? Please share your thoughts in the Comments.