SnapAV Acquires Allnet, Lands Physical Presence for Midwest Distribution
In a move to secure their power throughout the Midwest, SnapAV has acquired Allnet Distributing and a few of their brick-and-mortar locations. Allnet currently maintains four branch locations–Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis. The move allows SnapAV dealers to use any Allnet locations to purchase wares, as well as putting the full SnapAV catalog in the hands of Allnet distributors.
It's hard to say who is the clear winner here as both companies have been skyrocketing in the past few years. SnapAV has already solidified itself as one of the premier distributor and developers for all things smart home, while Allnet has seen sales and their customer-base skyrocket thanks to their strategic locations in Minnesota, Michigan, and Indiana.
“This past year, we looked for ways improve our service in the Midwest,” said John Heyman, SnapAV CEO. “This acquisition offers dealers in the region faster shipping times and the option for local pickup, which will help them grow their business.”
For all intents and purposes, Allnet will retain all its normalcies, using the same team, locations, and policies going forward. And that's exactly what SnapAV wants. Currently, SnapAv has dedicated distribution centers that are a little too accurate. The piled-high shelves are meant to get items to dealers in the field quickly, not have any customer service reps waiting to serve them. And that's not a big deal, in fact, it seemed to work out just fine for SnapAV.
However, this new move will give dealers a chance to talk to someone face-to-face and interact with a show floor. SnapAV and Allnet products will be on display, even the ones that are competitive with each other, shaping an entire residential smart home display.
For now, dealers will still use SnapAV and Allnet as usual, but over the next few weeks, the two companies plan on making their big changes.