Ricoh has reportedly despatched out an e mail to prospects informing them that they’re shutting down their EU web site at Ricoh-Imaging.eu on September fifth. Evidently the singular all-encompassing web site is to get replaced by a variety of brand-specific web sites. This can enable them to focus on every particular demographic quite than having a single catch-all web site for all their prospects throughout all sectors.
In keeping with the e-mail despatched out by Pentax, they “are at present creating new thrilling web sites for you. Our new web sites might be model oriented and can due to this fact have higher worth for you. The primary web site might be opening quickly” however some customers worry that this can be Ricoh’s plan to separate off Pentax to make it simpler to unload. Regardless of the final purpose, present Ricoh prospects (in all markets) want to concentrate.
It seems that this will likely merely be a continuation of the restructuring began by Ricoh Japan in January. At the moment, the restructuring of the Ricoh model into separate manufacturers solely utilized to Ricoh Japan. Ricoh USA additionally got here out to make clear that the restructuring didn’t apply to Ricoh all through the remainder of the world. Now, nonetheless, it appears that evidently at the least Europe is following go well with, even when Ricoh USA has not but made an announcement alongside related strains.
I’m going to stay constructive and assume Ricoh’s motives in separating the manufacturers onto their very own particular person web sites is to have the ability to play on their strengths with out the distraction of the opposite merchandise they make. A strategy to higher serve prospects for every model. In any case, I anticipate many of the Ricoh Theta prospects aren’t too terribly concerned with Pentax DSLRs.
However all isn’t rainbows and unicorns. Customers within the Pentax Boards say they have been suggested that they need to obtain all of their invoices earlier than the location disappears on September fifth, as a result of consumer accounts is not going to be transferred over to the brand new web sites. Because of this all on-line invoices and particulars might be gone. Getman pictures journal Foto Hits additionally warns of this eventuality on their web site, with some directions on how to make sure you get your invoices and different knowledge earlier than it disappears for good.
- You must register with your personal account by September 5, 2022
- Click on the Swap My Account button
- From there, go to My Orders and click on View Orders
- Click on on the bill(s).
- Click on Print Bill(s) to obtain
So, when you’ve obtained an account on the Ricoh Europe web site, you’ll want to obtain and print your whole invoices and knowledge now so that you simply’ve obtained a document of them. Particularly when you’re guarantee hasn’t but run out!
[via Pentax Rumors]