Ingram Micro has announced the global availability of its cloud referral program.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Referral Program enables current Advisor partners to continue earning commissions on existing Microsoft Office 365 Advisor subscriptions, while also having the opportunity to sell net-new Office 365 subscriptions through Ingram Micro with the same level of commitment they had via the Office 365 Advisor Program.
“Designed for partners looking for quick and seamless entry into the cloud services market, recurring revenue streams, or a way to establish a Microsoft Cloud practice without the financial investment, the Ingram Micro Cloud Referral Program delivers the expertise, resources and tools to convert existing website traffic into cloud sales,” said Nimesh Dave, executive vice president, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro. “We are pleased to now expand our Cloud Referral Program globally and provide reseller partners even more ways to profit in the cloud.”
Through the program, partners can place unique web banners or e-commerce URLs on their website linking directly to Ingram Micro Cloud’s referral store, where end-customers can make purchases of cloud products like Office 365. For every end-customer sale, the referring partner earns commission, which can be tracked and managed in a portal that features end-client details and transactional reporting. Ingram Micro handles the direct customer billing, provisioning and post-sales support.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Referral Program is now available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
The move is likely to free-up partner staff to focus on higher-touch, more profitable initiatives by offloading a high volume, relatively straightforward transaction.