By Graham Robinson, Group Practice Manager, Data#3 Limited
Cisco recently announced a 12.83% price increase across their entire portfolio, coming into effect November 9, 2015.
To their credit, Cisco Australia has been very vocal with partners, distributors and customers to ensure that everyone is aware and can plan accordingly. So how can you plan for a price rise? There’s actually more options than you might think, and Data#3 is ready to help.
Sure, we can’t move the date, but what we can do is help our customers manage when they receive equipment, when they install equipment, and most importantly, when they pay for equipment.
Here’s four ways you can secure your order at current pricing, without having to take delivery or make payment immediately:
1. Delayed Delivery – Order today but delay delivery by up to three months. Perfect timing if you don’t need that equipment until February.
2. Deferred Payment – We don’t invoice until your order arrives, so if you’ve organised delayed delivery, you also have deferred payment. In some circumstances we can also look at extended payment terms beyond the equipment delivery date – the agreement is usually just a conversation away.
3. Payment Financing – Data#3’s Payment Solutions can put forward flexible financing options to align the payment for the goods and installation with the return on investment that they bring.
4. Warehousing – If storage is an issue, our National Logistics Centres can warehouse your equipment, providing you with the ultimate flexibility as to when and where you deploy.
Significant savings can also be found by refreshing infrastructure approaching end of support, or by locking a multi-year SMARTnet or Data#3 maintenance contracts before the price rise comes into effect.
To make sure our customers get the best deal possible, we’ll be working around the clock to have to orders checked, validated, keyed and submitted into the Cisco ordering system before the deadline.
Don’t let this price rise impact your next refresh or upcoming project. Contact us urgently to lock in today’s prices. To ensure you don’t miss out, work with us to have your order placed before 5pm AEDT, Wednesday November 4.
Don’t delay, speak to us today.