Computer House, a computer retailer founded in Hong Kong in the mid-1990s, provides a variety of IT solutions to customers, both onsite and online. Because it is a relatively small business, Computer House has limited in-house resources to develop marketing plans, define quarterly objectives or track metrics like ROI. Although Computer House was originally focused on selling Lenovo computers, four years ago the company was approached by HP and soon added HP hardware to its inventory. Early in 2016, Computer House decided to make a more concerted effort to increase sales of HP computers through a formal partner marketing initiative.
Computer House turned to the partner marketing expertise of ZINFI, which helped the retailer in several key areas. Together, Computer House and ZINFI developed a set of mutually defined objectives for all demand generation activities, established a plan for integrating marketing and sales campaigns across a variety of media, streamlined marketing processes and developed a plan for measuring ROI on an ongoing basis. Using co-branded marketing assets provided through the HP Partner First program—which leverages ZINFI Unified Channel Management technology and manages partner relationships through a ZINFI-provided partner portal—Computer House ran a series of integrated campaigns over a six-week period using direct mail assets, co-branded ads in PCM Magazine and e-Zone Magazine, and Google AdWord advertisements with a variety of co-branded banner images that led interested viewers to a landing page.
ZINFI’s partner marketing services resulted in an immediate increase in sales of HP computers. In fact, by October 2016 the retailer had sold more than double the number of HP computers (387) than it sold in all of 2015 (186). Computer House attributes much of its recent success to the more formalized marketing plans and programs it began with the help of ZINFI, particularly the tightly integrated campaigns, which increased the number of leads and drove revenue over Q3 and Q4 of 2016. Alfred Ng, Computer House’s director of sales, noted that the more than 100 HP PCs the store had in stock sold out in Q4 after the campaigns in that quarter. “This was a very impressive result,” Ng said. “ZINFI’s partner marketing assistance has really helped streamline our marketing operations so we can focus our efforts on sales instead.”
The dramatic response to its HP partner marketing campaigns has had additional benefits for Computer House: It has brought more customers into its store to check out its full range of products and services. Also, the success of the HP campaigns has also attracted the attention of Computer House’s suppliers of Lenovo computers, who have recently indicated they may lower the prices they offer to the retailer.
ZINFI Technologies, the leader in Unified Channel Management (UCM) innovation, enables vendors and their channel partners to achieve profitable growth predictably and rapidly on a worldwide level. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA and founded by channel veterans with extensive global channel management experience, we at ZINFI see an immense opportunity to build high-performing sales channels by deploying an easy-to-use, comprehensive Unified Channel Management platform that streamlines and manages the entire partner lifecycle.
ZINFI’s Unified Channel Management innovation incorporates three core state-of-the-art SaaS applications—partner relationship management automation, channel marketing management automation and channel sales management automation – which enable organizations selling via the channel to integrate the full spectrum of channel partner management activities—from recruitment, onboarding, training and certification to lead management, co-branded demand generation, sales performance and success, and on to fulfillment and renewal management. Powered by the efficacy and superior experience of ZINFI’s UCM solutions, any organization can build a high-performing channel and realize increased ROI from partner sales. In 26 countries, these three core UCM SaaS applications are also locally supported by ZINFI’s global marketing services team members.
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Computer House, established in 1994, is a Hong Kong computer retailer who partners with HP through HP’s Partner First program. It is a relatively small business (8 employees) with limited in-house resources for marketing.
Website : http://www.computerhouse.com.hk/
Headquarters : Hong Kong
Contact : 011-852-23692225
Sector : Computer Retail
Solutions offered : Onsite and Online IT Solutions and hardware