Compaq Issues New Guidelines for Web Sales

Share this content:
Compaq Computer Corp., Houston, last week issued new guidelines for companies that offer its Presario line of personal computers directly through the Internet. In February, the company suspended distribution to some Web-based resellers after retailers reportedly complained that some Internet marketers were undercutting them by offering computers at wholesale prices. According to some published reports, Compaq, the No. 1 maker of personal computers, now is requiring direct resellers like Onsale.com and others to sell Compaq Presario computers at the minimum advertised price, although such companies are permitted to bundle additional features with the computers for no additional charge. Compaq also is requiring resellers to provide basic support service through a toll-free number. About 11 Web-based resellers, including Onsale.com, Buy.com, Value America, PCSave and Shopping.com, had been affected by Compaq's de-authorization move.

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Brightcove is the world's leading video platform. The most innovative and respected brands confidently rely on Brightcove to solve their most demanding communication challenges because of the unmatched performance and flexibility of our platform, our global scale and reliability, and our award-winning service. With thousands of customers and an industry-leading suite of cloud video products, Brightcove enables customers to drive compelling business results.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above