TEMPE, Ariz. – As retailers enter the 2013 holiday season, Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is offering advice that solution providers and value-added resellers (VARs) in the U.S. and Canada can use to help their retail clients optimize e-commerce systems for the end-of-year increased demand. These practical steps are designed to help partners address their retail clients’ business challenges, such as e-commerce system slowdowns and failures.
E-commerce system performance will be a significant source of revenue generation and an especially important area for retailers’ attention as 2013 draws to a close. Shop.org, a digital commerce community for the world’s largest retail trade association – National Retail Federation (NRF), anticipates that 2013 online holiday sales in November and December will grow between 13 percent and15 percent over last year’s holiday season, to as much as $82 billion.
“Solution providers and VARs are in an excellent position to contribute to trouble-free online ordering, transaction processing and logistics for their retail clients,” said Tony Vottima, senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Services, Americas. “These tips demonstrate the skills and capabilities Avnet can provide to partners to help them engage their retail clients in conversations about the readiness of their IT systems before the holiday season hits full force, especially since retailers’ success relies on strong holiday sales.”