Express Online has capped off its first birthday with the signing of Canon’s IPG division. The distribution deal takes the online distributor into several new categories, including digital cameras and videos.
The distributor has already received stock of Canon’s full range of bubblejet printers, digital cameras, scanners, and digital videos. Express Online general manager David Gage said the timing of the deal was perfect for the expected Christmas demand for items such as digital cameras.
“The short-term prospect is the lead up to Christmas. In the longer term, we’re very strong in the corporate market. For example, network printers to our corporate customers - I would suggest that’s a big factor.”
The signing rounds out Express Online’s imaging and printing portfolio which also boasts Brother and Samsung.
Express Online had previously dealt with high-end laser printers from Canon’s Consulting and Solutions Division, but the signing with IPG would give the distributor access to bubblejet printers as well as scanners for the first time, said Express Online general manager David Gage.
The new range of Canon IPG products would be complemented by another of Express Online’s recent vendor additions – Adobe, said Gage. Express Online added Adobe’s boxed product last week.
With the online distributor recently passing the one-year mark, Gage said it was still looking to sign more vendors and resellers. He claimed Express Online has 1500 resellers active on its books to date.