The Computers & Networking category team has just launched the new Information Technology (IT) Asset Recovery Center (http://www.ebay.com/assetrecovery) and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Following is a bit of detail on what the IT Asset Recovery Center is and how you can use it to grow your business.
The IT Asset Recovery Center is a one-stop resource to make it easier for businesses or other organizations with used IT equipment to find sellers who can sell it for them on eBay.
The IT Asset Recovery Center is an extension of the Trading Assistants program, allowing eBay sellers using it to:
1. Describe their business and detail their asset recovery services in an online directory
2. Be found by clients looking for someone to sell IT equipment for them such as PCs, laptops, printers, telephone systems, and networking equipment
3. Find helpful tips, tricks, and software to assist them in finding potential clients and listing their products more efficiently
Who can benefit from the Center?
Sellers who specialize in asset recovery services and individuals or business looking for someone to sell IT equipment for them.
End-user businesses can use the IT Asset Recovery Center to find sellers who specialize in asset recovery and can turn idle computers and networking equipment into cash. Users can search by zip code or even find sellers with drop-off locations or pick-up services. Once a seller is selected, the seller and the asset owner work out the specific fees and arrangement.
Providers of technology services and solutions to end-user businesses who come across assets they think have value, but which they’d prefer not to handle directly, can use the IT Asset Recovery Center to find a seller they can team up with, and who will sell the assets on eBay on their behalf.
Why is eBay providing the Center?
We know that many businesses are sitting on idle technology assets, such as PCs, laptops, and networking equipment, and which could yield significant value if sold on eBay. Often, these businesses are just not set up to remarket those assets efficiently.
We are also aware that a lot of experienced eBay sellers or potentially new sellers are present in the Solution Provider (value added re sellers, VAR) community. The IT Asset Recovery Center is relevant to both Solution Providers who wish to sell directly on eBay, and to those who want to help their clients monetize used equipment, but without having to handle it directly.
The IT Asset Recovery Center is a one-stop resource intended to connect holders of IT assets, or those who would like to refer assets, with sellers offering asset recovery services on eBay.
We appreciate your interest, and your feedback. I will be checking this thread over the next several weeks.
Lulu (on behalf of the Computers and Networking category team)
eBay Community Development
The IT Asset Recovery Center is a wonderful idea and will potentially benefit many companies across the nation. I am wondering if there are any plans to market and/or advertise this center for all that it is worth?