Direct Source: Hardware, Software, Integration And Installation Services That Fit Unique Retail Need

Brad Fick, President
Rapidly changing technologies leave retailers in a constant struggle to keep up. In addition, retailers are adopting mobility like no other technology before and often need the help of mobile experts and partners as they navigate uncharted territory.

Direct Source, a consultant and technology solutions provider based in Chanhassen, Minn., helps retailers use technology to improve the shopper experience, optimize store operations, and ultimately drive increased revenue.

With the current pace of mobile device advancements, many retailers are hesitant to invest in devices that may be outdated in as little as 6-9 months. Direct Source provides mobile Hardware as a Service (HaaS) and leasing, so retailers can use the latest devices that make sense for their business – without risking loss of investment when they want to upgrade. This allows retailers to have access to the latest mobile devices, tablets, and peripherals that they need to maintain competitiveness.

The company also provides end-to-end support and advice on the right technologies, products and deployment strategies. More than 2,500 technicians across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico provide project management, staging and configuration, integration and installation services.
For more than 20 years, Direct Source has helped retailers solve complex problems at the corporate enterprise level and for physical retail stores, data and distribution centers and warehouses.

“Because we are vendor-neutral, we have the unbiased expertise required to recommend the best solution for every client and provide the technology that suits their unique needs,” says Direct Source President, Brad Fick. “Our many years of payment expertise mean we understand and can meet retailers’ important demands around mobile POS. We also help them effectively integrate current systems with legacy systems when necessary.”

In addition to mobile devices and custom software development, Direct Source provides networking and wireless, voice and data cabling, business intelligence/analytics, loss prevention and security systems, digital signage, POS peripherals, kiosks and price checkers, payment technologies and POS.

As an Apple Authorized Reseller, Direct Source builds strong relationships with leading technology manufacturers to provide retailers with a choice of best-of-breed solutions. Partners include Epson, Honeywell, Milestone, Motorola, Datalogic, VeriFone, Ingenico and more.

Company
Direct Source

Headquarters
Chanhassen, M N

Management
Brad Fick, President

Description
Rapidly changing technologies leave retailers in a constant struggle to keep up. In addition, retailers are adopting mobility like no other technology before and often need the help of mobile experts and partners as they navigate uncharted territory.