Mark Glasspool, services director, UK and Ireland for Tech Data
Broadliner Tech Data UK has launched a Quick Quote Trade-in calculator, giving partners a fast and easy way to generate instant indicative quotes for customers on the potential value of used or end-of-life equipment. The tool is available to partners on Tech Data’s InTouch e-commerce platform.
The only information needed to generate a trade-in quote is the name of the device and memory capacity. This will provide an indicative offer almost immediately. As well as making new purchases more attractive and affordable, encouraging customers to trade-in devices helps with sustainability. All traded-in devices are either recycled or refurbished, and data is securely wiped, so nothing goes to waste and customers are fully protected.
Mark Glasspool, services director, UK and Ireland for Tech Data, said: “our trade-in services are really popular and growing fast – and the Quick Quote Trade-in calculator makes it an even easier and more attractive option. You can get an indicative quote in seconds, which is ideal if you are having a live conversation with a customer or need to build an outline quote as quickly as you can.”
It also sends a positive message on sustainability, he noted. “As well as saving money, everyone wants to reduce our impact on the planet. Partners are already giving customers value on their aged and unused devices and knowing that their old devices will go back into the circular economy and have a second life – or be ethically and properly recycled – is an additional and very attractive bonus.”
There is no minimum quantity for trade-ins and following the initial quote and it is a straightforward process to get the quote confirmed. The trade-in calculator button appears in both the product search and on the product description page of Tech Data’s InTouch e-commerce system.
Tech Data already trades in around 6,000 devices every month and while many of these devices are smartphones, we also offer recycling and refurbishment options for all kinds of mobile devices, desktop PCs and peripherals, and for servers and storage equipment. All components and materials are disposed of safely and securely to recognised environmental standards. All our partners have ISO 9001/14001/27001 certification.
Last year (to end November 2021) through its our recycling, refurbishment and resell activities, Tech Data estimates that its activities avoided the equivalent of 33 tonnes of ferrous materials going to landfill (internally calculated). However, numbers were suppressed by COVID-19 and Brexit and this year the figure is expected to more than double.