Shepherd to Head Tech Data Supplies Division

Tech Data UK has appointed Colin Shepherd as the new head of its Supplies business unit.

With more than 15 years of experience working in specialist supplies roles within distribution, Shepherd has arrived at Tech Data UK with a remit to help resellers and dealers grow their sales. The way to do that, he says, is to ensure that the company is meeting all the needs of resellers and enabling them to optimise their potential by offering superior service and stock availability.

“Tech Data has access to leading brands such as HP, Epson, Canon and Xerox and a tremendous and unrivalled capability to assist resellers in driving their Supplies business. I intend to take full advantage of those resources to ensure that our customers have the opportunity to maximise their sales of cartridges and other consumables supplies and accessories they can offer on leading brands with the support of Tech Data.”

Tech Data offers a comprehensive range of ink-jet and toner cartridges, paper and film, labels and other consumables for leading brand printers and multi-functional devices. In addition, it offers tape cartridges and other media for a wide range of tape drives and removable storage devices. In total, Tech Data stocks approximately 4000 consumable product lines.

In addition, Tech Data’s Supplies Configurator tool provides resellers with an easy way to identify the supplies and consumables they need to meet the needs of their customers. They can check the up-to-date stock position and place and manage orders via Tech Data’s InTouch online platform, 24-hours a day. Tech Data also helps resellers to drive attach rates of consumables by highlighting supplies items that are regularly purchased with specific printers and devices on search result screens.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine