iPod accessories distributor, Powermove, has launched a new website offering resellers online ordering for the first time.
Alongside making purchases, resellers can view the status of their purchases, check Powermove's stock levels and source product information in real time.
Managing director, John Osmotherly, said resellers had historically sent orders by fax, phone or email. Massive growth in sales of iPod accessories, coupled with its increasing reseller base, had driven the distributor to build an online system. As well as making life easier for Powermove partners, the new website will also reduce the number of phone calls its sales team has to field.
"We have needed this site for a while; a lot of the larger distributors have these options already," he said. "But we will continue to have reps on the phones and are still focused on face-to-face."
The new reseller-only iShop will be password protected. Osmotherly said it would also retain a retail website offering end-user information such as pricing and product details. The site goes live on October 2.