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Abans ranked no. 1 laptop provider by IDC for 10 years

For the past 10 years, Abans has been recognised as the number one retailer of computers and IT-related devices and accessories, having received the certification and acknowledgement by International Data Corporation (IDC) data and market intelligence, the company announced last week.       

 

The best globally reputed laptop brands such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Lenovo, Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI), and Apple were first introduced to Sri Lankan customers by Abans. HP and Lenovo have been ranked as the world’s top brands for the past decade, while Apple has also created a huge demand for its sleek designs, superfast processor, and innovative features. For dedicated gamers, top brands such as MSI and Predator are available, and many other brands are also on offer for specialised enterprise levels and smart education solutions. These laptops can be purchased on instalment payment schemes from Abans showrooms or buyabans.com, for the convenience of the customer.

A network of over 400 islandwide showrooms enable customers from all over Sri Lanka to gain access to the portfolio of top global brands under Abans for electronics, home appliances, kitchen appliances, mobile phones, laptops, motor vehicles, cosmetics, footwear, and lifestyle products to name a few. Abans also offers easy payment schemes, interest-free credit card instalments up to 60 months, special discounts, and free gifts for the latest laptops.

“In addition to retail dominancy, the past 10 years have seen the Abans Corporate Division grow rapidly via organic means; seeing business almost double every year, while gaining commercial market shares. As a Tier 1 corporate reseller for HP and Lenovo, Abans has conducted numerous large-scale projects using these brands in the private and public sectors in Sri Lanka. Abans IT is one of the leading organisations that emphasise ensuring that corporates can acquire IT resources as a pay-as-you-go service or simply as a rental model. This in turn enables businesses to manage CAPEX (capital expenditure) costs and become more efficient while conducting their daily operations,” the company said.

Sri Lanka’s first fully fledged Smart Classroom was introduced by Abans, under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Digital Infrastructure. Abans IT has deployed Smartboards to over 1,200 schools islandwide (both government and private) and installed over 270 fully functional Smart Classrooms. Other Smart Education solutions have been provided to over 45,000 students and teachers, which include distance learning collaborative classes for prominent schools in the country. Abans IT offers customised solutions according to various customer requirements, including the architecture field and teacher training sessions, which have proved to be quite crucial and effective in the progression of Smart Education.

The Abans IT service force is centralised in Colombo with 16 regional centres across the island. This network of service centres and service drop-off points span the entire island, enabling customers to obtain repairs and inquire about warranty-related issues. Abans Service is the authorised service provider for the world’s leading laptop brands, and they maintain strict ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and international standards in all their work and services given.

“The future of Abans IT is set to dive into an omni-channel approach to divert the main focus onto a digital-infused distribution setup. Rather than placing focus on common online buying platforms, the Abans IT division is geared up to enhance customer experience in the digital ecosystem, to make the product purchasing process easier and more accessible. Further expansion is expected to take place on non-traditional omni-channel platforms, both online and offline, in order to create a process for direct customers rather than traditional mass retailing,” Abans concluded.