New business consulting model eclipses old 'figure-it-out-yourself'
HALIFAX, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - On April 18th, TELUS and Advantage Wireless of Dartmouth will officially open
Atlantic Canada's first TELUS Business Store, a new concept in bringing
affordable "big business" technology and telecommunications consulting,
sales, service and training to small to medium-sized businesses in the
Small to medium-sized business customers will discover a completely
different experience from the moment they walk into the store. Instead
of choosing their devices or plans from the other side of a counter,
they will be invited to discuss their needs with a dedicated TELUS
The joint TELUS-Advantage Wireless venture is already helping businesses
understand and take advantage of new, powerful, affordable technologies
and services to help them save time, reduce stress, save and make more
money. Offerings include Google Apps for Business; Moneris POS and
mobile payment systems; digital IP phone systems; web/mobile site
development, management and hosting; computers, smart phones, and
tablets; and airtime.
Blomidon Nurseries General Manager Andrew Palmer knew that cash register
lineups at his Wolfville, Nova Scotia operation hurt sales, especially
on busy summer weekends.
"We'd wince as people walked away rather than wait in line at the cash,"
said Palmer. "Now our sales staff have iPhones with mobile payment
systems so they can help customers find what they need, load
merchandise into their trunks, and complete credit and debit card
transactions in the parking lot. Everyone loves the benefits our new
technologies bring - speed, convenience, reliability, intelligence, and
a serious cool factor."
Backing up Blomidon's e-commerce-enabled iPhones is Google Apps, a
cloud-based suite of tools that includes email, calendar, documents and
online storage that allows the company to connect with everyone, work
faster, and stay organized.
With the zeal of the newly converted, Palmer added, "Now we have more
time to spend with customers, less cash to handle, fewer errors,
accounts are updated automatically, reduced software or hardware costs,
and everything's networked and generating data to help us better
understand and serve our market. And it was easier than I imagined."
"Small business owners don't have time to become tech experts," said
Carl Launt, president, Advantage Wireless. "So it's rewarding to help
liberate them from the limitations and headaches of their old clunkers
so they can harness new technologies to take their businesses to the
next level in an accessible, cost-effective way."
TELUS chose to partner with Advantage Wireless in creating this store
because of their outstanding track record and reputation with
businesses in the Atlantic region. "Our two organizations have been
working together for more than a decade, so we know each other well,"
said Walter Andri, vice president, small & medium business, TELUS. "The
new store combines the power and depth of TELUS with the local
knowledge, understanding and expertise of Advantage Wireless to offer
businesses in this part of the country an unparalleled choice of
solutions and services."
The TELUS Business Store, powered by Advantage Wireless, is located at
202 Brownlow Avenue in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
About Advantage Wireless
Advantage Wireless is Atlantic Canada's premier provider of wireless
solutions for business. Founded in 2000 by industry veteran Carl Launt,
the company has become the go-to source for thousands of regional
businesses of all sizes who depend on Advantage to help them grow
revenues, better serve customers, and drive new efficiencies. Built on
exceptional customer service, flexible pricing and constant innovation,
Advantage Wireless consistently ranks as one of the region's
top-performing TELUS dealers, and boasts some of the highest customer
satisfaction rates in the country. For more information on Advantage
Wireless, please visit www.advantagewireless.ca or call 1-866-444-7484.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than
13.1 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless
subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
Internet subscribers and 678,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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