Engage with IBM quickly and easily

IBM Express Start Business Partners are approved to resell select IBM products, including Software Open Distribution products, IBM XaaS-Entry, PowerLinux and entry-level Storage, including Disk, FlashSystem, SAN, Storwize and Tape.

This relationship is available to Business Partners in North America, Europe (excluding the CEE region), Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

IBM Express Start Business Partners may place orders with their preferred IBM Distributor up to a maximum of USD 100,000 per 12 months period (USD 250,000 for Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix).

Become an IBM Express Start Business Partner

Let's make this relationship official in a couple of simple steps. You can complete all of the steps at once or you can break it into separate actions and pick up where you left off at a later time.

Start selling

Once you have received the authorization, work with your IBM Distributor for any assistance required, including product configuration, pricing and ordering.

Progress to the IBM Reseller relationship

Gain access to the full IBM Resell portfolio, unlimited order value, complete pricing structure and Business Partner incentives by becoming and IBM Reseller.

If you have any questions along the way, please contact PartnerWorld Contact Services

Please note that you will need an IBM ID to access most of the information on PartnerWorld webpages referenced in this guide. Apply for your IBM ID in the section Become an IBM Business Partner.

Some of the conditions may vary by country. PartnerWorld will always be able to advise you on the applicable terms.


Any pricing displayed on this page is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not represent the price for which IBM will sell any associated IBM product or services to its clients or Business Partners. Such pricing should not be considered an offer to sell or a pricing quote for IBM products or services.


IBM accepts no liability or responsibility for the use of such illustrative pricing. Should you wish to secure pricing for IBM products or services, contact IBM or your IBM Distributor.