Gateway Moves to 100 Percent Indirect Sales Model

Gateway Continues to Offer its Complete Line of Award Winning Products to Consumers via Retailers and Channel Partners

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., today announced a shift in its distribution model to focus exclusively on retailers, e-tailers and channel partners. This change will dramatically simplify Gateways business model and deliver significant cost savings, ultimately resulting in an improved value proposition for consumers.

We believe that our retail and e-tail partners offer consumers the best, easiest and most effective way to purchase Gateway products, said Mark Hill, Acer Group U.S. General Manager. Customers can rest assured that they will continue to get the award-winning products and outstanding technical support theyve come to expect from Gateway for the last 23 years. Moving forward, we are pleased to be able to offer Gateway products through thousands of retail storefronts and major online and telephone-based channel partners both in the United States and abroad.

Hill continued, We are shifting Gateways distribution method to better align with Acers successful global strategy, which was built upon an indirect model. As the only top-tier PC company without a competing U.S. direct sales force, our commitment to the channel is unparalleled in the industry.

Gateway products are now available at Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Costco, HSN, Newegg, Tiger Direct, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Wal-Mart and many other retailers and e-tailers.

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning products and world-class service to customers worldwide. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's third-largest PC company. See www.gateway.com for more information.

Contacts

Gateway, Inc.
Lisa Emard, 949-471-7705
lisa.emard@gateway.com

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Gateway, Inc.
Lisa Emard, 949-471-7705
lisa.emard@gateway.com