Ingram Micro Inc. announced the global availability of the Ingram Micro Cloud Referral Program, a solution for resellers to drive additional commissions simply by directing their end-customers to Ingram Micro Cloud’s new referral website.
With Microsoft eliminating Office 365 Advisor partner incentives for new subscriptions effective October 2016, 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 Ingram Micro Cloud Referral 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 user-friendly portal that features end-client details and transactional reporting. Ingram Micro handles the direct customer billing, provisioning and post-sales support to help resellers free up valuable time to focus on identifying and securing more sales opportunities.
“The Ingram Micro Cloud Referral Program will help more businesses quickly and easily move to the cloud, while at the same time continuing to build on the success of the Cloud Solution Provider program,” said David Smith, Vice President of Worldwide SMB at Microsoft Corp. “We are happy to work alongside Ingram Micro Cloud as we deliver new business opportunities and even greater value to our mutual partner community.”
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.