Tech Data Introduces TDWarranty for Solution Providers Through Partnership With Apple

Tech Data Introduces TDWarranty for Solution Providers Through Partnership
With Apple

Simplifies Ordering Process When Adding AppleCare Protection Plans

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Through its partnership
with Apple, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the
introduction of a new warranty tool called TDWarranty that enables real-time
activation of AppleCare Protection Plans when purchasing Apple products
through Tech Data. Incorporated in the ordering process, AppleCare Protection
Plans are available to Tech Data's channel of authorized Apple resellers.

"TDWarranty provides a seamless process for our solution providers when adding
protection plans to their Apple purchases," said Greg Parsonson, vice
president of Product Marketing, Client Systems at Tech Data. "By adding a
simplified way to purchase AppleCare Protection Plans, solution providers can
offer their customers an accurate, dependable, and cost-effective way to
protect their Apple products. This is another way Tech Data is working to help
our resellers provide the best possible customer experience for their end

TDWarranty incorporates automated, real-time activation of AppleCare
Protection Plans, working in tandem with Apple to check serial numbers,
hardware, and warranty registration to ensure greater accuracy during the
ordering process. When adding AppleCare Protection Plans to an order, the
process is streamlined through Tech Data, both in retail and commercial
business lines. Solution providers can now ship Macs or iPads from Tech Data
directly to the end user, with Tech Data providing coverage through purchase
of the protection plan. Retail partners can sell AppleCare Protection Plans at
point of sale (POS) to end users using or by loading Tech
Data XML into their POS system. The proof of coverage will then be sent to the
end user within 24 hours.

"Tech Data's new warranty tool simplifies the process when adding AppleCare to
purchases," said Lou Acquista, Distribution Sales manager at Apple. "We want
to thank Tech Data for their partnership on the warranty solution for our

TDWarranty benefits to solution providers:

  *Accurate: Designed to eliminate data entry error—including hardware type,
    end-user information, and serial numbers
  *Convenient: Protection plan tool can be easily found on,
    including the hardware that is eligible for the warranty, with minimal
    change in ordering process
  *Efficient Customer Service: Provides immediate invoicing and proof of
    coverage that will be sent to the end user within 24 hours
  *Simplified Ordering Process: Incorporates seamless reporting for solution

"TDWarranty will simplify the process of adding AppleCare to our orders," said
Adam Reiser, Apple Business Development manager at SHI."This adds additional
accuracy, speed and cost savings to the process, improving our business

AppleCare Protection Plans are available with the purchase of Apple products
from Tech Data through TDWarranty. For more information, contact Tech Data's
Apple team at (800) 237-8931 or

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distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and
value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to
efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end
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