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How to Become a Sprint Authorized Agent

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Sprint requires those seeking to become agents to be approved as representatives via the Sprint Authorized Representative Program. Approved reps can represent and sell the communication and data storage services Sprint offers to its customers through single or multiple retail locations.

Minimum Requirements

Sprint will only consider applicants with a good credit and financial rating, so a credit check is the first step. Applicants then need to develop and submit a 12-month business plan that outlines a marketing and sales strategy along with a financial pro-forma form that explains how adding Sprint will affect their finances. If you plan on purchasing products for resale on credit, you will have to fill out a Sprint Nextel credit application.

Maintain Good Standing

Sprint requires its reps to achieve minimum monthly net unit activation quotas. You must establish at least one retail outlet with high-speed Internet access capable of handling Sprint systems for sales and customer service operations. For the first six months, a new representative is expected to hold weekly strategy sessions with an assigned Sprint account manager. Sprint also demands its agents maintain a professional image and superior customer service.

About the Author

Griffith Pritchard served as a senior branch manager and banking officer for M&T Bank. He specialized in small business and personal financial, credit and banking products. He also has extensive experience in small business sales and non-profit management. Pritchard is a graduate of Hobart College.

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