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Systemax is also leaving the build to order (BTO) business

CircuitCity.com and CompUSA.com will now be absorbed by computer/electronics retailer TigerDirect in an effort to combine brands for an easier business model.

Systemax, a multi-channel retailer of consumer electronics that heads TigerDirect, CompUSA and Circuit City, announced two key changes to its business strategy today. CircuitCity.com and CompUSA.com platforms will direct traffic to TigerDirect.com (all CompUSA stores will be re-branded as TigerDirect), and the company will exit the build to order (BTO) business.

Systemax has decided to lump CircuitCity.com and CompUSA.com into TigerDirect in order to create an easier, more customer-focused business strategy. 


"We are enthusiastic about the benefits of focusing all marketing efforts on the brand that has stood for great deals and exceptional value to our customers for years," said David Sprosty, CEO of Systemax. "All CompUSA stores in the US will be re-branded TigerDirect over the next month. Our CircuitCity.com and CompUSA.com online platforms will begin a traffic migration process that ultimately will redirect all traffic to TigerDirect.com."

As for change No. 2, Systemax is leaving the BTO business in order to meet customer needs instead of focusing on manufacturing.

"We believe that our customers are better served by TigerDirect partnering with numerous vendors to deliver build to order (BTO) solutions rather than competing with our partners," said Sprosty. "So, after more than 15 years in the BTO business, we will transition manufacturing to our vendors and strengthen these strategic relationships. To be clear, BTO will remain an integral element of our business by focusing on meeting customer’s unique needs rather than manufacturing computers."

Source: Systemax



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This should hurt or kill all three businesses
By Beenthere on 11/2/2012 10:06:33 AM , Rating: -1
Based on past experience, TigerDickHead is the last company I would ever consider for PC hardware. Since I rarely visit Comp USA and never a Circus City store, this deal don't mean anything to me. I would however expect that with Bad Buy's, Comp USA's and Circus City's Biz models all failing, they will help bring an end to the unscrupulous TigerDickHead's ops...which is a good thing IMO other than the loss of jobs.




RE: This should hurt or kill all three businesses
By rudolphna on 11/2/2012 11:11:14 AM , Rating: 2
And where do you buy your computers then? Wally world?


By anactoraaron on 11/2/2012 11:28:18 AM , Rating: 2
I would assume Newegg since they weren't mentioned in his rant.


By geddarkstorm on 11/2/2012 11:36:31 AM , Rating: 2
I've used both Tiger and Newegg, and had to RMA products purchased through both. So I can say I've have had nothing but good experience with either. Despite the OP's rant, Tiger sure the heck beats the old CC in every sense.


By Cheesew1z69 on 11/2/2012 2:09:01 PM , Rating: 1
He buys them from Apple...


By Taft12 on 11/2/2012 4:55:34 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Based on past experience, TigerDickHead is the last company I would ever consider for PC hardware.


They sell all the same brands as Newegg (except Ultra), what's the problem?

Forget getting a refund, but I've been able to exchange defective stuff at the store without a problem.


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