Pre-configured Connectivity with New Age Electronics to Serve Office and Consumer Electronics Products to Resellers
San Francisco, Calif. June 11, 2007 — CNET Channel, a property of CNET Networks, Inc., today announced the addition of New Age Electronics, Inc. as the latest supplier to be integrated into ChannelOnline. This enhancement continues CNET Channel's ongoing efforts to automate critical business processes for VARs and maximize the value they gain from using ChannelOnline. New Age's offerings expand the coverage of office and consumer electronics products.
Since 2000, ChannelOnline has been the leading sales cycle automation solution - today enabling more than 3,000 VAR professionals in the U.S. and Canada to improve sales productivity, sourcing profitability, and customer service levels. New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of home and office equipment, digital photography and consumer electronics, has teamed up with CNET Channel to attain a higher level of visibility and broader reach within the VAR community.
"We are pleased to be able to work with New Age Electronics to help them quickly reach our network of VAR professionals," said Jonathan Merrell, vice president of product management and business development at CNET Channel. "This expands the depth and availability of office and CE products to our ChannelOnline customers, and streamlines every step of the sales cycle - from sourcing to e-commerce."
Through CNET Channel, VARs will have access to New Age Electronics' catalog of home and office equipment including PCs, printers, multi-functions, supplies and networking products. ChannelOnline's web-based work environment enables sales professionals and buyers to see a customer request, check purchase history, research and select relevant products, view comprehensive datasheets, check availability, set pricing, create and track a quote, and integrate it all into the back-office.
"Aligning with CNET Channel is a win-win as it allows us to offer our name-brand product line-up to their existing client base, enabling VARs to drive more sales and boost profitability," said Adam Carroll, president, New Age Electronics. "ChannelOnline's expertise in sales cycle automation and e-commerce storefront technology presents New Age customers with an affordable and scalable online business solution."
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About New Age Electronics, Inc. - New Age Electronics is a leading document solutions provider servicing the VAR channel and retail marketplace. New Age distinguishes itself with extremely efficient operations and relentless focus on customer satisfaction. Founded in 1988, New Age is headquartered in Carson, Calif. For more information on New Age, call (310) 549-0000, toll-free (888) 234-0300 or visit the company's Web site at www.newageinc.com.
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