Innovative agreement provides both parties with access to each other’s current and future customers and distributors.
eShields, LLC, the Southern California based company that originated the patented iShieldz™ touch-screen protection system and Trident Case© LLC, the industry leading manufacturer and marketer of rugged eco-friendly smartphone and tablet cases, today announced that the two companies have entered into a non-exclusive bilateral distribution agreement that will provide each company with access to the other’s customers and distributors.
“We believe strongly that this partnership will be mutually beneficial as it will afford one another access to customers and distribution networks currently not online with the other,” said Andrew Mason, Chief Executive Officer of eShields. “Our warehouses are located only a few miles from one another and this close proximity provides an added benefit that allows for quick turn around and delivery to our respective customers.”
According to ABI Research, “By 2017, smartphone accessories will grow to $38 billion in revenues, while feature phone accessory revenues decline to $12 billion. The opportunity to earn high margins from the sale of handset accessory products is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition, not only for OEMs, ODMs, distributors, and retailers, but also for handset vendors and mobile operators as well. Handset vendors are realizing that accessories can contribute to increasing sales and extend the product cycle of their high-end devices and mobile operators are finding that accessories can lead to higher ARPUs as they provide better comfort, convenience, and user experiences of mobile services. Also, handset accessories provide handset vendors and mobile operators further opportunities in brand building and promotion, as well as in expanding their product offerings.
“The market is vast and eShields is prepared for exponential growth both economically as well as through infrastructure. Jointly we will be developing unique and innovative accessories that have never been seen in the market before, which is no small feat. There is obvious synergy between our organizations and we are excited to be working with the team at Trident moving forward,” concluded Mason.
According to Lip Yow, President of Trident Case, “This partnership strategically positions both companies to leverage each other’s greatest assets, bring new business opportunities to our dealers, and meaningful new products to our customers. It is a partnership that underscores Trident’s commitment to always make the very best solutions available to its dealers and consumers. Our two sales teams will soon be offering some very exciting new cross promotion programs!”
About Trident Case®
Since its inception in 2010, Ontario, California-based Trident Case® (www.tridentcase.com) designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s toughest, most heavy-duty cases for mobile devices of all makes, models, shapes and sizes. With six series of protective cases that offer unparalleled protection from drops, scratches, water and dust in environments ranging from classrooms to construction sites, the company manufactures the ideal protection solution for every mobile device. The cases also offer bio-enhanced plastic which are degradable, compostable and recyclable. Trident Case has been committed to manufacturing in the USA since its inception, with plans to grow this program in the coming years.
About eShields, LLC
eShields, LLC is an 8 year old leading manufacturer and originator of the patented iShieldz™ touch-screen protection system. eShields designs, manufactures, and distributes protective clear coverings and accessories for consumer electronics, hand-held devices and touch-screen displays in medical installations worldwide. The iShieldz™ dry apply kits come with a patent pending applicator that insures a perfect bubble-free installation every time. All iShieldz™ kits are backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and are made in the USA.