Direct marketer Zones offers computer users a zone of their own, selling more than 150,000 products (including hardware, software, peripherals, storage, and accessories). Founded in 1988, the company is a reseller for several manufacturers, such as Apple, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and Sony. As part of its business, Zones also provides IT support services the likes of networking, security, and software storage. The company sells products by phone and through its catalog and e-commerce site Zones.com. The company, which targets small and midsized businesses, sells to business customers of all sizes, as well as to public sector, health care clients, and specialty markets.
Washington-based Zones has subsidiaries in Canada, Europe, and India. It sells its products and services in more than 180 countries.
Through its businesses with large technology companies such as EMC, Zones sells hardware, software, and services, such as network infrastructure, security, storage, virtualization, mobility, and unified communications.
To expand its operations in the Midwest, Zones in 2012 opened a new sales office in Chicago, allowing the company to cater to the region's customers and leverage its recently expanded warehouse and logistics capabilities there. An MBE-certified company, Zones holds more than 55 of the industry's highest distinct certifications, such as CiscoGold, DellServer and Storage Technical, EMCVelocity Premier, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking, and VMware Infrastructure, among others.
While privately-owned Zones doesn't report its financial results, the company rings up around $800 million in revenues annually.