Harris Technology has launched a build-your-own PC configuration program based on Acer desktops.
The new system allows customers to select an Acer desktop PC from the Harris catalogue and upgrade the specifications depending on their requirements. The retailer is promising 5-10 business day delivery or customers can opt to pick it up from one of Harris' nine Business Centres nationally.
In a statement, Harris supply chain business manager, Brod Ivory, said the program would complement its range of standard and exclusive specification PCs. Harris is a direct Acer partner. The retailer also stocks exclusive models from Lenovo and HP, but a company spokesperson said it would not offer customised PC services for either in the short term.
"Acer is a key partner for Harris Technology and we wanted to leverage our relationship further and utilise the successful configurator tool they have in place," the spokesperson said. Tech-savvy consumers and business customers were the main customer target, the spokesperson added.
The new program combined the vendor's AcerLink configuration and quoting system with Harris' online infrastructure and stock information, providing a more seamless and efficient system, Acer marketing director, Raymond Vardanega, said.
The vendor would look to work with other retailers and resellers to develop joint PC configuration programs, he said.
Acer has been providing its AcerLink functionality to dealers via distributors since 2003.