“As Canada’s largest provider of office supplies, services and
for the small business and home office customer, Business Depot is an
partner for Look,” said David Parkes, president and chief executive
officer of Look Communications.
“The small to medium-sized business market is an area where Look is
focusing a considerable amount of energy, developing innovative
services that offer superior alternatives for Internet access.”
As part of the deal, Look will provide one free month of unlimited
Internet dial-up access with the purchase of select modem and
computer models at the Business Depot stores.
Retail start-up kits will also be available for sale for $14.95.
Customers purchasing the start-up kit will receive unlimited Internet
access for $9.95 per month for the first three months after which
they can select from a variety of plans.
“Most consumers purchase an Internet start-up kit when they purchase
a computer. This partnership with Look simply makes the process
easier by including the kit with selected computer and modem
purchases,” said Craig Taylor, director of Merchandising-Technology
at Business Depot.
“We chose Look because of the quality of their product, the national
availability of their Internet service, and their commitment to
customer service. Also, with Look’s wide range of Internet services,
from dial-up to high speed plans, consumers have a choice of products
should they decide to upgrade in the future.”
Look Communications is a wireless broadband carrier, delivering a
full spectrum of communications services including digital television
distribution, high speed Internet access, and Web-related services.
Business Depot was founded in Toronto in 1991. It is Canada’s largest
supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and
business services for the small business and home office customer.