WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
CheckMEND is proud to be celebrating its 5th year of providing North America's most reputable cell phone and mobile device history checking service.
The past 5 years have seen a great deal of change in global recommerce markets. This incredible growth has being driven by continual consumer demand for the latest and greatest mobile devices, which in turn has led to an ever-increasing number of second-hand devices being traded.
Environmental factors and regulatory issues have also been key drivers in how the market has developed for providers of trade-in and recycling programmes, all of which have resulted in soaring demand for CheckMEND.
CheckMEND's commitment to the market has earned its reputation as a trusted third party and its service has become an embedded part of millions of transactions each year.
- For retailers, recyclers, and other businesses handling second-hand devices, use of CheckMEND helps traders avoid lost, blocked and stolen devices, ensures compliance, and has a record of strong ROI.
- For consumers using eBay, Craigslist or any other re-sale marketplace, a CheckMEND report can not only indicate a device's current status, it also reports on other factors that can influence its value.
- For Police and law-enforcement agencies, working with CheckMEND can cut investigation time, reduce costs, and contribute to the reduction of personal property crime.
Gazelle, a leader in consumer electronics trade-in was CheckMEND's first U.S. customer. Matt Rowe, VP General Counsel at Gazelle said:
"Gazelle has experienced greater than 100 percent growth in volume for the past several years. With increased volume comes an increase in attempts to trade stolen devices. CheckMEND helps protect our business from that risk and better serve our customers."
Mark Harman, CEO of Recipero the provider of CheckMEND, commented:
"The U.S. is currently our largest and fastest-growing market. To meet this need 12 months ago we committed investment in all areas of the service particularly in hardware infrastructure, software architecture, and support systems. Our investment ensures CheckMEND is extremely well placed to meet the high-volume, high availability needs of our U.S. clients today and in the future. It is fantastic that this has already been recognised by some of the U.S.'s largest organisations."
Today CheckMEND assists everyone from eBay users to mega retailers and recyclers like GameStop and Gazelle avoid lost, blocked and stolen devices.
GameStop has more than 4,200 U.S. stores, all of which have an active smartphone trade-in program. CheckMEND is a key part of their in-store process where speed and reliability is critical.
Sean Cleland, Director of Recommerce at GameStop said:
"Integrating the Recipero CheckMEND technology with our POS systems and refurbishment facilities was simple and efficient. Their product is an integral part of our efforts to protect our customers and be in full compliance with local regulations."
Notes for Editors
CheckMEND is provided by Recipero, a company trusted by thousands of data providers to securely aggregate, analyse and interrogate data. Recipero's data and analytics are used globally by law enforcement agencies, wireless carriers, insurers, recyclers, retailers and consumers.