Top 10 distributors form association
We have apprehensions about the formation of a distribution forum by the top 10 distributors in India. The reason is that since January 2014, all national distributors have started charging freight charges, irrespective of the distance of the delivery location from their warehouses. All the distributors are doing this, so we do not have any choice but to agree to their demand. This shows that they are working as a cartel against the reseller fraternity.
On the other hand, we deliver the same material with some value-add to our customers at no extra cost. This is a lean period for the whole IT industry and distributors must be cognizant of the pain that we are going through.
If national distributors are really concerned about the IT fraternity, they will readily address the issue. This will clearly give a positive message to the fraternity that distributors
are really concerned for us. Nalin Patel President, Association for Information Technology Bengaluru