APC: Will Loyalty Partner Program Score Points?
The bonus points are coming! Stealing a page from retailers, the APC (American Power Conversion) partner program now has a loyalty point system that can earn VARs upscale vacations and other rewards. Here are the details.
It's called the APC (by Schneider Electric) Rewards Program and it's a new channel incentive program that awards partners for selling APC products and solutions. You can almost hear Billy Mays making his pitch from the grave: "Enroll before March 31st, 2010 and you'll earn 1,000 bonus points — just for signing up."
That sounds pretty simple, right? APC partners that redeem the most points can potentially enjoy enjoy adventurous excursions like…"adrenalin-filled race car driving or indulging in a relaxing travel package – like spending a week on a sandy, sun-drenched beach."
Hmmm. That certainly sounds better than spending another weekend in a wiring closet.
I'm sure you're thinking: "Okay, what do I have to do to qualify?" The APC Rewards Program is open to IT Resellers, Partners, and electrical contractors who are members of the APC Channel Partner Program. All you've got to do to join is visit the APC rewards program online and register as a individual — or a team — to increase the points. And how do you earn points?
So glad you asked. Simply sell any of the following:
- A Data Center
- Server room and wiring closet equipment
- Uninterruptible power supplies and power distribution units
- Racks and accessories
- Security and environmental monitoring
- Surge protection and power conditioning
- Management solutions
- AV solutions and services*
(*Qualifying SKUs vary from country to country. APC is asking partners to please refer to your local country site for list of eligible SKUs.)
Extra points are available for those who "build their competency through APC's parter training program. Translation? Tune into webinars.
Looking to cash in on the point system fast? You can redeem them right away with a real-time APC online account. You can log in, check your balance and browse all those rewards and goodies you can't wait to get your hands on. Ready for this? Partners can also partake in promotions that double and triple points on select items. Yahtzee!