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Distributor moves against the flow of the channel as it seeks to assist vulnerable partners

Target Components crushes carriage charges

UK distributor Target Components has announced that it will be abolishing carriage charges for orders over £500.

The move is in stark contrast to the likes of Ingram Micro, which recently moved to abolish its free carriage policy in the face of rising fuel costs.

"After significant analysis, we have decided to sacrifice a small amount of our margin and pass that on to the segment of the channel most affected by rising fuel costs," commented Target’s market development director Randall Pevin.

"It is the independent retailers, etailers, VARs and system builders who are most adversely affected by not only the increased fuel costs but the credit crisis as well," continued Pevin.

"We stand firm in our commitment to do everything in our power to help them maintain a viable business."

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