LIGHTNING RELEASES 02/25/14 — New York, NY – B2B Soft, a business-to-business software company specializing in retail management for the wireless retail industry, is pleased to announce its partnership with eRecyclingCorps, (eRC), a global leader in carrier-grade mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions.
Adopted by more than 6,000 wireless dealers and master agents as the industry’s premiere Point-of-Sale solution, B2B Soft’s Wireless Standard provides operators with seamless transactions, streamlined store operations, inventory control, loss prevention, resource management, integrated payment solutions and powerful business intelligence.
With access to the eRC program directly through Wireless Standard, dealers can instantly incentivize customers with in store credit for trading in their used device. Used across a global network of carrier and retailer stores, eRC’s trade-in solution creates a positive experience for consumers. Providing instant credit consumers can use towards the purchase of a new device or accessory creates the opportunity to introduce additional products and services into the sales process, thereby driving increased revenue for dealer and carrier retail locations.
“This partnership will give consumers a fast, secure, and convenient way to instantly use the residual value of their used phones,” said Tracy Transmeier, vice president of business development for eRecyclingCorps. “With the increasing global demand for affordable, quality smartphones, we want to increase the awareness of mobile device trade-in. Reuse is the best form of recycling and it offers significant benefits for consumers, business and the environment.”
eRC’s mobile device trade-in and reuse platform offers additional benefits and cost savings to both wireless carriers and dealers. For wireless carriers, mobile device trade-in can improve customer satisfaction as well as the customer experience while reducing the carrier’s subsidy expense by providing a reliable, supply of high-quality, restored devices for their insurance and warranty programs. Much like the carriers, dealers can improve their customers experience and satisfaction, reduce costs and offer high-quality, restored devices for resale.
It is estimated that 1.9 billion mobile devices were manufactured and 1 billion retired in 2013 alone. With mobile technology being one of the biggest contributors to the global issue of e-waste, one of the best and most effective solutions is to extend the lifecycle of mobile devices. eRC’s zero-landfill policy keeps mobile devices from entering the waste stream and instead puts affordable, quality, previously owned devices into the hands of consumers who might not otherwise have access to this potentially life-changing advanced technology.
eRC offers an end to end solution for device restoration, incorporating cutting edge data removal technology, meticulous inspection and skilled assessment to reclaim the highest residual value for each device. Ninety-five percent of devices that have been collected are resold around the world, and the rest are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. eRC maintains the industry’s highest standards for data removal giving consumers peace of mind regarding recycling and data security.
“As adoption of each new generation of smartphones and tablets becomes prevalent, the surplus of used and discarded devices becomes an ever greater potential risk to the environment as well as for identity / data theft,” says Don Rossi, B2B Soft’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “eRC is turning that risk into profits for carriers and their dealers by reducing electronic waste and giving new life to old devices. B2B Soft is pleased to integrate their solution into the Wireless Standard platform and grow things a little more green for both the planet and for wireless dealers.”
About B2B Soft
B2B Soft develops innovative software solutions for wireless and general retail markets and provides consulting services that enable growth and drive business success. With over a decade of proven experience in wireless retail, B2B Soft is a leader in building enterprise point of sale solutions that improve management and operational processes while helping companies engage their customers by providing a superior customer experience.
B2B Soft’s business management services include mobilePOS, Real-time Web Reporting and Activation, Real-time Business Intelligence Analysis, Inventory Control, POS Transaction Processing, CRM (Marketing & Customer Service), Kiosk and Lobby Management, Employee Management, and Commission Reconciliation. Today, more than 6,000 wireless retailers rely on B2B Soft its Wireless Standard Retail Management Platform to make the business of doing business simpler and more profitable. Visit www.b2bsoft.com
eRecyclingCorps (eRC) is a leading provider of carrier-grade wireless device trade-in solutions. Founded in 2009 to provide a scalable model to repurpose and reuse perceptually obsolete devices, eRC partners with global wireless carriers and retailers to provide instant, in-store trade-in credit. eRC, a founding member of the Device Renewal Forum (DRF), restores wireless devices in accordance with the R2/RIOS certification standards which emphasize data sanitization and are in compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. The restored devices are remarketed around the world, extending access to affordable, high-quality wireless technology in emerging markets. eRC completed more than ten million wireless device trade-ins worldwide in 2013 and more than 20 million since its founding in 2009. eRC operates in seven countries and partners with leading carriers and distributors worldwide at nearly 16,000 retail locations. For more information, please visit www.erecyclingcorps.com.