Orange UK Restructures Revenue Share

Apparently to coincide with “legal day-one” of the new joint venture between T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, Everything Everywhere, Orange has restructured their commission program for distributors and dealers.

According to an article over on Mobile News by Michael Garwood and Paul Withers, the new Everything Everywhere company will pay Orange UK’s accredited 3rd-party resellers 70% upfront commission and a 30% share of customer revenue.

A spokesperson for Orange has said…“As part of the vision to become the market leader in the indirect business channel, we updated our channel partner programme in March this year, announcing a variety of changes designed to reward and support loyalty from our partners and their customers. We also communicated that we would be extending our revenue share terms to in excess of 20 per cent. In the intervening period we have worked with key dealer and distributor partners on not just the commercial terms but in extending the Orange Partner Programme. These changes take effect from July 1.”

Apparently a leading Onage dealer has remarked “Orange is targeting us on churn as well as volumes so this change is a drive for quality. This would have affected a lot of people and had a huge impact on everybody’s cashflow if Orange loaned the revenue and took away all the upfront commission rather than taking it away over a period of time. This is rewarding good quality business, which is better for everybody.”

Mainline managing director Andrew Boden, has said that Orange is seeking to add high value customers while reducing churn in the base and that the transition to ongoing revenue can be “painful” but will be easier due to advances that will eliminate the cashflow burden for dealers.

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