HP: Retailers are making no money from selling tablets

“Accessories should be a vital part of retailers’ business models,” says vendor
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HP has claimed that there is no room for retailer profit margins on tablets.

Speaking to TrustedReviews, Pascal Bourgat, HP’s VP of Consumer Personal Systems said: “If you ask Dixons ‘Are you making money on tablets?’ they will tell you immediately ‘My friend I will tell you I am making no money on tablets’.”

Bourget said that there are low margins on tablets and their accessories should be a vital part of retailers’ business models.

“A small (tablet) jacket probably costs a few dollars to make but can retail for £25 so there’s decent margin for retailers and for us,” he said.



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