We often find customers are confused when it comes to how to purchase Cisco Meraki hardware and licences in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands so hopefully this article serves to set the record straight!
Cisco Meraki has a unique distribution model worldwide due to the fact the hardware and licences are assigned to the particular end user that acquires the product. They haven't quite worked out how to let worldwide distributors look after the assignment of serial numbers and licence codes, and keep track of it all - so prefer to do this themselves in California still.
This means that ALL products are shipped worldwide from California directly to you the end user customer on an order by order basis. There is NO STOCK held by any reseller in New Zealand - despite what you might read on our competitor's web sites.
All hardware products ship via UPS (my favourite freight company!) to you at no extra charge, the freight is all built into the price we pay as a reseller and we charge you no extra freight.
We often see our competitors offering a better price if you contact them first - we are no different in that we have access to Cisco Meraki's large deal registration program where if an order is over $5000 USD RRP (around $4000 NZ your buy price from our web site) we can apply for some special pricing on your behalf.
Meraki only award this to the partner that is first to bring the deal to them and whom have offered some expertise along the way - its a way of thanking the channel by rewarding them with a little extra margin (which helps in this ultra competitive online landscape!).
We can usually get this approved very quickly because we know the Cisco Meraki team well! Please reach out to us as soon as you are looking for pricing and we will pass this discount on to you if we can obtain it.
Licence renewals are easy to order on our web store and can be turned around within 24-48 hours. To begin, go to your Dashboard and look under Organization>License Info - this will give you the model and number of devices you have to order for. See our Licence renewal page for more info here.
Remember the team at Cloudmanagedwifi are Meraki experts and this is the only networking hardware vendor we work with. We turn around orders the same day we receive them (within minutes) and rarely experience a delay in order processing - we have the process of getting an order to ship quickly down pat.
We have the experience with big network deployments - we count Red Rooster, Oporto and Hungry Jacks as our clients in Australia, as well as many other smaller Retail, Hospitality and Commercial clients.
So in summary :