Skype partners with Dangaard Telecom for retail presence in Europe
One of the announcements we made at this week’s 3GSM conference in Barcelona was that Skype is to establish a huge new retail presence in Europe, through the creation of a new distribution and retail programme with Dangaard Telecom. To read the official release, please go [here](http://www.skype.com/company/news/2006/skype_dangaard.html)
The initial product selection will include starter packs, headsets, USB phones, and webcams – all in uniformly-sized packaging with consistent colouring and branding. The product price range will be €10–40 with an entry-level focus. To showcase the products, retailers will be offered plug-and-play ‘Skype Stand’ display units, ready-stocked with Skype certified products, that can be placed anywhere in the store.
In mid-March, Dangaard Telecom will launch the programme into its existing accessories programme, which currently includes 3,500 points-of-sale across Europe. In late March, Dangaard will work with Skype to expand the programme across its 34,000 retail locations in 12 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden).
The Skype–Dangaard programme is open to new retailers. If you’re interested in featuring Skype Certified accessories in your store you should contact Thomas Friis on [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:mail: email@example.com), or phone +45 7330 3080.