What is it?
The Cisco Refresh Outlet is a new go-to-market strategy facilitating the sale of surplus Cisco Refresh (-RF) products via an e-commerce platform for Cisco Partners.
For those with a direct purchasing agreements (1-tier) with Cisco, the Outlet is integrated with the Cisco Commerce Workspace and can be accessed via http://outlet.cisco.com. In order to access this platform you will need to first enrol on the Cisco Partner Program Enrolment tool – http://cisco.com/go/ppe. Please search under profitability programs where you will then be able to choose “Cisco Refresh Outlet”.
Please note, not all theatres are currently operational (given country restrictions, etc). If you are unable to enrol for this reason or you would like more information please email the Outlet team at Outlet@cisco.com
2-Tier Partners & Distributors:
The Cisco Refresh Outlet for 2-tier partners is currently only available via CDS Business Services GmbH (a specialist distributor for Cisco Refresh) and is currently only available in the EEA + Switzerland. In order to access the CDS platform you will also need to enrol on the Cisco Partner Program Enrolment tool – http://cisco.com/go/ppe. Please search under profitability programs where you will then be able to choose “Cisco Refresh Outlet”.
CDS Business Services host a proprietary e-commerce platform that we are leveraging for the sales of our surplus Cisco Refresh (-RF) Products. CDS is an authorized distributor of Cisco Refresh (-RF) product, and only to Cisco Authorized Channel Partners in the EEA + Switzerland.
The CDS platform can also facilitate the sale of surplus Cisco Refresh (-RF) products between end user and a chosen Cisco Authorized Partner in certain theatres. For details on how to participate in this pilot, please email email@example.com
Our long term strategy for the Cisco Refresh Outlet is to integrate with Authorized Cisco Distributors worldwide. We are currently working through the challenges of this new go-to-market and we will be launching this Global 2-Tier solution later in FY17. For further details please contact Outlet@cisco.com