The computer maker Gateway has been selling their products through their website and other retail partner sites since 2004, the initial idea was to cut costs and pass these savings onto the customers.
Last year the company was taken over by Acer and the result of takeovers normally means a reduction in staff. These cuts in personnel have meant that there would be less productivity in the offices making online sales a difficult process to manage.
This move will now see Gateway products available in retail stores and some online retailers bringing Gateway into line with the other brands under the Acer umbrella such as Packard Bell, Gateway, Acer, and eMachines.
There is the possibility that some of the models could be replaced by Acer models in the future, but this follows Acers plans to attack the US and European markets.