Mobile devices’ recycling can be profitable and series of buyback services have been exchanging old devices that are ending up as e-waste for cash.
The devices are either refurbished to resell or recycled, profitable to the user, the environment and the company.
Many buyback companies require users to send their devices for appraisal at their own expense or physically bring their old mobile phone to the kiosk or a store.
As a result only 10% of the mobile phones in the United States find their way to a recycler.
MaxBack is a new and simple solution that boosts buyback cash and limits the shipping costs.
MaxBack’s newest options is called RapidQuote, which uses QR Codes to calculate the value of the device. The user scans the QR Code and the MaxBack’s software analyzes the phone’s specifications and provides a price quote immediately.
The consumer has 2 days to send the device at no cost via USPS prepaid shipping label and collect on the offer.
If the mobile device is unusable, worn or dead it can still be recycled through the MaxBack program by its parent company – Environmental Reclamation Services.