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Tech Data U.S. Makes It Easier, More Profitable for Resellers to Offer Hardware Repair Services

10 Apr, 2007

Tech Data U.S. Makes It Easier, More Profitable for Resellers to Offer Hardware Repair Services

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today expanded its TDOnCall services offering by announcing a distribution agreement with Computer Exchange Ltd., a leading source for new and refurbished parts and services. Resellers now have access to an extensive array of replacement parts for desktops, laptops, routers and servers, as well as a broad range of repair, refurbish and exchange services for printer parts.

"Resellers offering hardware service agreements typically make considerable inventory investments to ensure they have the parts on hand for anticipated repairs and maintenance throughout the life of the contract," said Barb Miller, Tech Data's vice president, Government, Technical and Integration Services. "With Tech Data and Computer Exchange, there's no need for resellers to maintain their own parts inventories. They now have quick, reliable access to an extensive array of parts they purchase only when necessary."

Through TDOnCall, Tech Data offers customers next-day delivery of more than 1,000 replacement parts for many top-selling brands, including fusers, print heads, cores, maintenance kits and engine boards for printers; keyboards and LCD displays for laptops; and circuit boards and power supplies for desktops, servers and routers. Resellers can leverage TDOnCall's online parts locator tool to quickly identify and purchase the parts they need through www.tdoncall.com.

All Computer Exchange parts are 100 percent guaranteed and covered by a 90-day warranty. The company offers repair services for all parts whether or not they are covered by warranty. TDOnCall also will offer resellers exchange services for printer cores. Resellers purchasing replacement cores will receive parts securely packaged for quick installation in the field with materials and shipping instructions to return old components for recycling or proper disposal.

"Since Computer Exchange enables resellers to avoid tying up capital in parts inventories, they are free to focus more of their financial resources on other business-building activities," said Michael Gilbertson, director of business development with Computer Exchange. "Additionally, the competitive price of our parts provides resellers with enhanced margins and a financial advantage when bidding on service opportunities. Through Tech Data's TDOnCall, tens of thousands of U.S. resellers now have access to our premier parts and services offering."

"It can be a constant challenge to locate and procure the right parts in a cost-effective and timely manner," said Larry Grippo of Corporate Computer Solutions Inc. "Having access to such a broad array of dependable, competitively priced parts ensures that we maintain satisfied customers and more easily fulfill our service commitments on time. Tech Data is a valuable partner, consistently delivering new services we can use right now to help us capitalize on new profit opportunities."

Tech Data recently launched its enhanced TDOnCall.com Web resource center, where resellers can learn how to leverage the distributor to generate new revenue through professional IT services. Through TDOnCall resellers can purchase or resell a number of services to build their business by increasing margins, streamlining operations and enhancing service levels.

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