Ingram Micro and Ballistic announced this week hat they have formed a new partnership. The deal will expand distribution of Ballistic's accessories cases throughout the U.S.
Ingram Micro CE this week announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Gunnar Optiks, the computer eyewear manufacturer.
Dealerscope’s Jeff O’Heir recently sat down with Ingram Micro CE’s Tom Bamrick, vice president and general manager, and Tim Coakley, IMCE’s vice president of merchandising and vendor management, to talk about the direction the distributor is taking, the trends that are emerging in the consumer electronics channel and the important role accessories and adjacencies are playing for retailers who are looking to increase their margins and expand their offerings. Many of the strategies Ingram Micro CE pursues toward breaking into new markets, creating fresh revenue streams and generating profit are examples of what CE retailers can develop to achieve similar goals.
AVAD and its parent company Ingram Micro announced this week that it is offering a pair of JVC Professional UltraHD monitors, the RS-840UD and PS-840.
Consumer electronics dealers are embracing the new lines of low-priced 4K sets that Chinese manufacturers, such as Seiki and Hisense, are unleashing in the U.S.
Some highlights from Ingram Micro CE's recent Expo event (photos courtesy of IMCE)
AVAD said this week that it is now carrying products from the LifeSize brand of high-definition video calibration products.
More than 150 consumer electronics vendors, about 100 retailers and a total of nearly 500 attendees converged on Ingram Micro CE's Vendor Expo.
We hope you didn’t let a few of Saturday’s headlines – “Consumers Show Fresh Caution” or “March Retail Sales Fell as Consumers Cut Back” among them - ruin your weekend. We know you’re living on the front lines of the economy every day, but who needs a reminder of how tough things are, right? Besides, warmer weather is just around the corner, offering the perfect time to take a vacation, forget about the last few months, recharge and start the next round fresh.
My friends and I were recently reminiscing about the days of measuring margins by percentages, not basis points. Were the best times really behind us? Were the glory days of boxing up a television and component home theater system with 50-percent-plus margins really a distant memory? The reality is yes. It’s very hard to make those kinds of margins these days, but that doesn’t mean we all have to go out of business.