Consumers return purchases – there’s no stopping it. Returns don’t have to spell disaster for your business when you use reverse logistics.
Return products are an overlooked source of additional revenue that can be catered to a niche market. The truth is 95% of retail returns of electronics can be easily refurbished and re-sold. This is a great way to recoup profits lost from retail returns.
Bring out the green in your electronics with reverse logistics.
The process of reverse logistics not only extends the life of electronic devices and makes it less expensive for the consumer, but it also keeps electronics more environmentally-friendly from beginning to end-of-life. Reverse logistics is the all encompassing process of reusing products and materials.
Every step in the reverse logistics process adds value even though it is not always seen in the electronic device itself.
How does reverse logistics add value?
Data Erasure: You can’t put a price on peace of mind. Reverse logistics services include best-in-class on-site and off-site data erasure of devices to ensure optimal data security. Proper data erasure practices keep sensitive information secure without destroying the device.
Refurbishment: Refurbished electronics are becoming the norm as the reality of the “Digital Dump” comes to light. With an extensive variety of parts, refurbishment and repair are no problems for HOBI’s parts recovery team. From resale and refurbishment to certified data erasure, our team reviews your priorities and recommends an approach that eliminates your risk while maximizing the value of your IT assets.
Responsible Recycling: If equipment is unable to be refurbished, R2-certified IT asset management and disposition providers are experts at extracting precious metals from electronic devices upon recycling. Without proper recycling, these precious metals, including gold, copper and aluminum, can cause irreparable harm to the environment. Many firms are finding that significant brand equity can accrue by being an environmentally responsible corporate citizen.
Reporting & Compliance: As an R2/RIOS-certified IT asset management and disposition provider, HOBI realizes the importance of proper reporting and compliance. The R2 certification provides our clients with peace of mind that our ITAD practices are adhering to a stringent set of standards for our industry when processing IT assets and handling data. Our standards and certifications show our commitment in upholding the best practices for environmental sustainability. Your company may face hefty fines and damaged reputation as well without compliance to environmental and government standards.
HOBI International is your partner in every phase of the reverse logistics and IT asset disposition process. We reduce the complexity and cost of asset decommissioning and removal. First and foremost, HOBI minimizes cost by using our regional locations in Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix to best suit the needs of our clients’ facilities. Our reverse logistics team processes all of the on-site interface, the detailed questions, the complex preparation, the asset decommissioning and the requirements of a safe and secure move of material. We monitor and manage every detail of the reverse logistics process and communicate with our clients such that at any given time the location of the gear is known and its condition secured.
Contact us for more information about your logistics management.