Totem Launches “Totem for Business” Website, Allowing Businesses to Easily and Responsibly Monetize Unwanted Smartphones

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Totem, the industry’s top smartphone buyback program for consumers, launches a website designed to assist businesses looking to responsibly and profitably retire old and damaged devices.

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Totem for Business will be the backbone of the Totem brand. We are providing client companies with significant unexpected revenue along with a solution to ethically and safely dispose of their old devices, all while managing the logistical aspect.

Businesses that leverage smartphones now have a clear path to profitable, responsible disposal of used and damaged equipment. Totem, a San Diego-based company that specializes in recycling used iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphones owned by consumers, has launched its mobile buyback program for businesses and large organizations at http://www.TotemForBusiness.com.

From Fortune 500 companies to small nonprofit organizations, businesses that employ a mobile workforce enjoy the efficiencies gained through the use of smartphone devices. But as these devices are damaged or become technological relics, many businesses fail to implement appropriate end-of-life management strategies. By teaming up with Totem for Business, any collection of old or damaged smartphones can be disposed of in a way that is profitable, environmentally responsible, and preserves the security of an organization’s private information.

Using the Totem for Business website, an organization can receive an instant quote for an entire fleet of old devices. Optionally, they may send their devices directly to Totem for a speedy appraisal. Expedient payment is made to businesses via check or PayPal, returning money to the organization’s budget. Totem for Business issues payments within 3 business days of quote acceptance. The devices in turn are refurbished and distributed throughout the world, providing a second life to an otherwise useless asset.

In a recent transaction, Totem for Business successfully retired 1,800 devices with the beneficiary company receiving $238,000 for its unwanted phone inventory. Along with the substantial monetary gain, Totem for Business has also provided this Fortune 500 customer with data erasure services in compliance with the Department of Defense standard 5220.22-M, the highest possible level of data sanitization. Says Rob Longo, Totem’s CFO/COO, “Our customer's legal department was most impressed by the per-device Erasure Receipt we were able to provide them. This service is available for companies of all sizes and certifies that every device’s data we accept is erased prior to the recycling process.”

Teaming up with a mobile phone buyback, data protection and recycling program like Totem for Business provides companies a cost-effective pathway to upgrade and maintain their mobile inventory. Totem for Business also offers fleet device purchasing services, data erasure solutions, and custom asset management solutions for their client companies.

According to Totem’s CEO, Nicholas Fiorentino, “Totem for Business will be the backbone of the Totem brand. We are providing client companies with significant unexpected revenue along with a solution to ethically and safely dispose of their old devices, all while managing the logistical aspect. On the consumer side, we focused on and executed building a brand which would help consumers retire yesterday’s technology for enough money to pay 100% of the cost for an upgrade to the latest technology. Totem for Business is helping organizations small to large in the same unexpected way with a little more ‘white collar’ twist. From white-labeled employee communications which assist in device collections to a fully-automated reconciliation system, Totem for Business has been built to handle any sized project.”

About Totem
Totem is committed to providing the highest quality mobile device buyback program in the industry, while remaining true to its values of social responsibility. Offering programs for both consumers and businesses, their expert team of resellers, refurbishers and recyclers work diligently to ensure that their customers have an easy, efficient method to dispose of their old technology in a financially lucrative, yet environmentally friendly manner.

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