As we all know, when we need cloud products, we will directly purchase them on the official websites of Tencent cloud, Alibaba cloud or other cloud platforms. Generally, there will be some product activities on the official website, such as what second kill activities, the activities of the new year procurement season just ended, and there may be 618 or double 11 discounts later. Generally, new users have more discounts, and the discount is also large. Sometimes it can be as low as one discount. But often the discounts of old users are less. How can we save costs?
In fact, in addition to the activities on the official website, there are some hidden activities that are not displayed on the official website. So how to purchase the most cost-effective?
Thus, the role of agent appears.
Tencent cloud, Alibaba cloud, or other clouds all have the role of an agent. Because there are a large number of customers, the original factory cannot serve so many customers, so it has found many companies to act as agents to help manufacturers serve customers.
Moreover, the agent can apply for additional discounts for customers on the basis of the official website: if there is a large amount, it can apply for special discounts for customers. When there is no activity for renewal and upgrading of old customers, it can apply for vouchers for customers, or cash can be returned to customers after purchasing. When the customer encounters product problems, the agent also has the original architect for technical support. General agent companies also have their own technology and can help customers solve problems.
Purchasing cloud products through agents is also done through the official website. It is the same as purchasing on the official website before. You can enjoy all the activity discounts on the official website. You can also enjoy some additional discounts on the agents, and the operation is simple. If there is a product problem, you can directly communicate with the agent’s customer manager, which can quickly help you solve the problem.
Let me introduce the cooperation process of Tencent cloud or Alibaba cloud agents:
First introduce Tencent cloud:
In fact, if you want to judge whether this company is an agent of Tencent cloud, you can enter the full name of the agent company in the cooperation and Ecology – partner on the home page of Tencent cloud official website.
So how can we become an agent’s customer?
In fact, Tencent cloud has unique links to each agent: https://partner.cloud.tencent…
Open the link and an interface will appear: if there is a Tencent cloud account, log in to the Tencent cloud account and click to agree to the association. If you haven’t registered yet, you can directly register an account through this link.
After agreeing to the association, Tencent cloud will conduct an official review. If the review is passed, it means that the association is successful. At the same time, you will also receive an in-station letter with the contact information of the agent. If you have any questions, you can contact directly, or contact the account manager directly. After association, it depends on how you communicate with the account manager, whether you need him to apply for discounts, vouchers or cash back. These can be communicated directly with the account manager. The cash return is usually purchased directly on the official website or renewed and upgraded. The customer manager will check the bill with you the next month and return the cash to you according to the cash return ratio agreed by you. Generally, the cash return ratio is 10-15 points. If the consumption is large, it can be discussed separately. If you need to apply for vouchers, you can tell the customer manager two or three days before purchasing that the customer manager will help you submit vouchers for approval. After approval, they will be distributed to your account. When you purchase new or renew, you can directly select vouchers for deduction. Agents apply for vouchers without threshold, not the full and saved volumes on the official website. This is different from the official website. You can still use the vouchers on the official website normally. Tencent cloud returns cash in the same proportion in one year and many years.
If in the process of cooperation, you feel that you are not satisfied with the service of the agent, you can also apply for unbinding. This does not mean that binding is permanent.
Alibaba cloud processes:
Alibaba cloud is a little different from Tencent cloud. There are the following situations:
The first is new customers:
If you don’t have a registered account, you can also go to the customer manager to register the link. After registration, cash can be returned for consumption. Generally, the proportion of cash return is 10%, more than 5% a year.
The second is old customers:
There are accounts on Alibaba cloud and products have been purchased before. In this case, you need to give the account number to the customer manager for project reporting. After reporting, you will get a project number. After purchasing, you can fill in the project number on the order page. However, only new purchases will have cash back, and there is no renewal fee. Unless you buy this server from the agent when you buy it, you can only get a commission for subsequent renewal. Generally, 10% will be refunded for new purchases within one year, and 5% will be refunded for more than one year.
Customers can also purchase directly in the cloud store: https://partner.aliyun.com/sh… However, when purchasing, you can only purchase on this page and cannot jump to other pages, otherwise it will not be associated with the agent.