recommerce

The economic and environmental benefits of recommerce: the case of a technology company

In today’s dynamic business world, there is a concept that is gaining more and more importance – recommerce. At first glance, it may seem that recommerce is simply trading in used items. However, it is much more than that. In a nutshell, recommerce is a practice in which products that have been previously purchased and used are re-marketed for sale or exchange. In a previous article, we described what recommerce is and what benefits it can bring to your business.

This article will share the story of an international technology company that faced a daunting task – moving its office to a new location. Relocation is not just a matter of changing address, but also a challenge of managing the company’s infrastructure and assets, including unnecessary office equipment. The SilentClicks platform played a significant role in this challenge.

Case study – office relocation

The company faced a choice: whether to pay for furniture disposal or find a more sensible and sustainable solution to get rid of the furniture. This case study is an excellent example of how a recommerce strategy can be successfully implemented in business practice, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. Now let’s take a closer look at the story and understand why recommerce became a key solution for this company.

Challenge during relocation

When relocating its office, the technology company encountered a significant challenge in disposing of the furniture at its current location. It was not only a matter of moving equipment, but also a complicated problem of getting rid of unnecessary furniture. The old furniture was in good condition and still usable, but new furniture was already waiting for employees at the new location. The company faced the dilemma of how to solve this problem efficiently and sustainably.

Is furniture disposal a must? 

When planning the relocation, the company had to consider two main options for unneeded furniture. The first was the traditional solution, which was to dispose of the furniture. However, this option involved costs associated with transporting the furniture to the disposal facility and processing fees. This would not only put a strain on the company’s budget, but also generate unnecessary waste and have a negative impact on the environment.

The second option the company had to consider was to take a more sustainable and cost-effective approach, which is recommerce. Implementing a recommerce strategy would mean that the furniture could still be used, and the company could avoid disposal costs. However, to achieve this, it was necessary to find an effective tool to organize the process of selling furniture to employees.

The solution: selling off furniture using SilentClicks

The company made a strategic decision to use SilentClicks software to organize a sale of unneeded furniture. SilentClicks provided the company with a dedicated tool that allowed it to carry out this task efficiently and effectively. With this solution, the company was able to offer its employees the chance to purchase furniture at attractive prices, while avoiding disposal costs.

How did SilentClicks provide a tool to organize effective sales?

SilentClicks provided the company with an online platform where furniture auctions and sales could be easily organized. Employees were able to bid and purchase furniture online, making the process simple and convenient. SilentClicks’s intuitive interface enabled employees to quickly learn how to use the system, which contributed to a successful sale.

Business Effect

As a result of the recommerce strategy using SilentClicks, the company was able to sell more than 400 items, including desks, chairs, lamps, paintings, and cabinets. The average price of an item was around PLN 100. This resulted in revenue of 40,000 zlotys from sales. These results far exceeded the company’s expectations and represented a significant economic return.

Employee interest and participation in the recommerce process

An equally important part of the process was the interest of employees in the company and their active participation in the recommerce process. Employees had the opportunity to purchase high-quality furniture at attractive prices, which was a win-win for both parties.

Benefits for the company and employees

The company made a real profit from the sale of the furniture while avoiding disposal costs. Employees, on the other hand, gained access to low-cost, quality office furnishings, which contributed to improved working comfort.

Recommerce as a solution for other companies

The technology company’s history shows that recommerce can be an effective solution when an office relocates or when a company needs to get rid of unnecessary equipment. This approach avoids wasted resources and disposal costs.

Recommerce is not only a green and sustainable solution, but also economically viable. Companies that are considering disposing of unneeded assets should consider a recommerce strategy as a way to generate additional revenue and promote sustainable consumerism.

Recommerce, as a sustainable approach to trading used products, has many benefits that can be used in a variety of situations, similar to the one described in the case of the technology company. Not only furniture, but also other assets, such as electronics, can find a second life through recommence.

The recommerce approach is worth considering for several reasons:

Sustainability: Recommerce fits in with the idea of sustainability and helps reduce the negative impact on the environment.

Financial savings: Recommerce can bring in additional revenue and savings, which is especially important in the context of tougher economic conditions.

Profit from social engagement: Consumers and employees increasingly care about companies that take responsible action. Recommerce can demonstrate a company’s social commitment.

Fostering innovation and adaptation: Commitment to recommerce often requires developing new skills and technologies, which can lead to innovation and growth.

Summary

The case of a technology company that successfully used a recommerce strategy in the office relocation process underscores the importance of a prudent approach to disposing of unnecessary assets. Recommerce avoids waste, generates additional revenue, builds a positive brand image and promotes sustainability. This approach not only brings economic benefits, but also allows for a more responsible use of resources and contributes to a more sustainable society and business. It is therefore worth considering the implementation of a recommerce strategy in the context of your own company and take advantage of the potential that this approach brings.

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