Software publisher and distributor, Manaccom (ASX:MNL), has broadened its retail presence by signing a new deal to supply Big W with its software products.
While Big W has access to Manaccom's entire software product line for its 148 retail stores nationwide, Manaccom CEO, James Mackay, said the retail chain will trial select products first, such as Trend Micro, Net Nanny and iPod Studio.
"We see this as a long-term partnership, which we want to build up steadily. We're a full service distributor and we want to make sure Big W have proper access to sales representatives and demo disks, and is adept at selling the products," he said.
Manaccom already enjoys a close partnership with Harvey Norman franchises, including the forthcoming OFIS chain.
Mackay said the Big W arrangement put another feather in its cap and narrowed the list of large retail chains left for Manaccom to expand into.