Thanks for your question.
If you haven't done so already, I would confirm with AT&T Wireless
exactly what their dealer terms and conditions are. Their contact
information page is here:
If they require that dealers have a physical store, and you don't want
to set one up, then a Web storefront may be a workable alternative.
However, Web stores are quite common, so you may have a lot of
competition. An online storefront usually works best as a supplement
to your face-to-face sales efforts.
For more details about selling online, the Small Business Development
Center has some helpful online business tutorials and FAQs:
Small Business Development Center
Be sure to visit the SBDC Home Page
(http://sbdcnet.utsa.edu/default.htm) for additional small business
advice and services.
Here's one online possibility that might work for you: the "Wireless
Shopping Network". WSN offers to set you up with a free turnkey Web
store if you agree to sell their product line. They are an AT&T
wholesaler and prominently feature an "AT&T Wireless Affiliate
WSN's home page is here:
The Wireless Shopping Network
Opening Your Own Wireless Store for Free
"With the Wireless Shopping Network, you can open a personally
branded, fully stocked, online wireless store in minutes. Wireless
Shopping Network provides the products, website design, marketing
tools, and infrastructure for free."
Learn more about their services and terms here:
Request additional details via their online dealer application:
After examining their Web site, call up them up directly and see how
they treat you over the phone (tip: call on a Monday morning when
they're busy). Their contact information is here:
Ask them for the names and Web addresses of several online dealers
that they have currently set up. Contact those dealers directly and
talk to them about their businesses.
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Request for Answer Clarification by
10 Jun 2002 07:45 PDT
I need someone who is a authorize AT&T dealer are knows someone who's
a dealer to tell me how they obtain the dealership license. There is
some information listed on the AT&T website, but to apply you have to
have parntership setup with IBM,CISCO,and etc. This means you have to
be selling these companies hardware.I don't have a storefront yet. I'm
quite sure there is a easier way to become an AT&T wireless phone
dealer. I called the numbers listed on the website and the reps told
me someone will get back in touch with me, it's been over a week now.
I'm thinking about hiring a lawyer to help me out with this, I'm
fustrated at this point.