I had a quick discussion the other day with an enterprise customer when they mentioned that Microsoft makes it difficult to purchase the Surface devices for their Enterprise organization. They loved the device but they didn’t want to go through all of the hassle to order 1 or order bulk. This customer was still thinking they had to run down to the Microsoft Store or go to the online Microsoft Store to place an order.
That isn’t the case; in fact, that is the least preferred option. The best way to purchase a Surface or Surface Pro device is through an authorized reseller. From the Surface website, there are 10 listed resellers including CDW, En Point Technologies, PC Connection, softchoice, SHI, CompuCom, Insight, PCM, SoftMart, and Zones. There’s even a BUY button by each one of these resellers to make it easy… go check it out.
The resellers are better equipped to manage your enterprise purchases for a number of reasons:
- Leverage POs
- Bulk Orders
- Possible Imaging Capabilities
- Service Programs
If you are looking to purchase over 5,000 devices, contact your Microsoft Account Executive.