Dell to reportedly halt retail sales in MY and SG

Dell will reportedly stop supplying products via its physical retail stores in Malaysia and Singapore. Despite the move coming into effect immediately, Dell explained that it would honour existing contractual obligations with retail partners and consumers, The Star reported. It added that the tech company will only be selling its products directly through its website.

According to The Star, the decision comes after Dell reviewed its presence in various regions. Following the decision, Dell products will only be available to Malaysian and Singaporean consumers via Dell direct, The Star added. MARKETING-INTERACTIVE has reached out to Dell for comment.

Separately during the second quarter of fiscal 2021 (Q2 2021), Dell raked in a revenue of US$22.7 billion, generating an operating income of US$1.1 billion. According to its financial statement, its operating income for Q2 2021 was a 119% increase over the same period in the prior year.

Client solutions group revenue for the second quarter was US$11.2 billion, driven by double-digit revenue growth across notebooks and consumer client, among other factors. Meanwhile, its infrastructure solutions group revenue for the period was US$8.2 billion, with customers continuing to direct more spending towards remote work and business continuity solutions. Additionally, VMware revenue was US$2.9 billion for Q2 2021, up 10% driven by by broad-based strength across a diverse product portfolio.

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