We Can Sell iPads
The iPad is an unequivocal hit in the consumer marketplace. Equally impressive is the successes this device is finding in the corporate world as a supplement or replacement to the traditional desktop/laptop. A recent survey by seven.co.uk revealed statistics that show the impact the iPad has had on the overall computer landscape.
- Use of desktop computers is down for 35% iPad owners since they bought the device
- Use of laptops is also down since they bought an iPad at 39%
- 87% of owners are using it every day of the week
- 26% for half an hour to an hour per day
- 32% for 1-2 hours per day
- 24% for more than 2 hours a day.
Today users who require the 3G iPad can only purchase a data plan from AT&T or Verizon. The successful launch of the iPhone on Sprint shows there is strong demand for Apple products operating on the Sprint network.
Bluefish has created a partnership with the Apple re-seller network that allows us to source these devices and sell them through our portals and help desk. Our solution allows the ordering of the iPad for IL or CL accounts in conjunction with an Overdrive Pro. The total bundle includes an iPad2 (16, 32 or 64GB), Overdrive Pro and convenient iPad/Overdrive case to keep the equipment paired. The total retail price of this bundle is significantly cheaper than if they were purchased independently.
“We’ve seen that customers recognize the benefits of having an Overdrive available for their iPad and other Wifi devices rather than being tied to a rate plan on only a single device.” says Summer Boyd, Bluefish IL development manager.
This new solution allows Sprint to answer customer questions about ordering the iPad. Rather than having to turn down these opportunities it provides a bridge until the time hopefully Sprint will be able to sell their own 3G iPad. In addition it provides a way for the Sprint account team to highlight new offerings from Sprint and receive activation credit for driving customers to this solution.
“We are excited to offer this solution through the BSP channel” states Joshua Garrett, Director of IT at Bluefish. ”We can drive activations through our IL and CL customers while providing them a device they are demanding, all while providing our world class customer experience.”
If you’re interested in learning more about this solution or any solution as well as how to engage Bluefish on your accounts please contact us today.