AVB members can now access exclusive tech deals through HP’s private online store.

By Alan Wolf, YSN

Looking to upgrade your company’s office computers or peripherals? Well, there’s good news from AVB and HP.

Thanks to a newly negotiated program with our recent vendor partner, BrandSource and affiliated AVB members can now access the tech giant’s private online store to access exclusive deals and insider offers.

Besides members-only pricing and free standard shipping on business laptops, desktops, printers, supplies and accessories, the HP program provides dedicated account management as well as payment and leasing options.

“HP has a created a custom ordering portal for BrandSource members that allows dealers to go online and purchase computers, ink, paper and accessories for a group-negotiated discount,” explained Chad Evans, AVB’s vice president of merchandising.  “If dealers are looking to replace old equipment or they are issues with their current setup, HP has many options that range from residential use to commercial-grade products.”

The HP portal will be accessible to BrandSource members through the BrandSource Backroom.

HP, a global IT powerhouse based in Palo Alto, Calif., is considered the original Silicon Valley startup. The company can trace its start to a one-car garage in the San Francisco suburb, where Bill Hewlett and David Packard launched an electronic equipment business in 1939. Today, the HP Garage at 367 Addison Ave. is a California Historical Landmark and private museum that marks the birthplace of Silicon Valley.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, home furnishings and CE dealers.