Can Reverse Logistics Benefit Your Bottom Line?

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Reverse logistics is one of the hottest industry trends of the young twenty-first century. Defined by Reverse Logistics Magazine as:

the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value, or proper disposal,

the concept seeks to decrease market deficiencies by creating maximum value after the original point of sale. This is most commonly done via recycling, remanufacturing, or recommerce.  Recommerce alone offers consumers significant benefits—which is why businesses everywhere are integrating buyback programs into their operations. (more…)

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Failed Consumer Electronics Week: Apple’s Big Fail

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re paying homage to the consumer electronics that broke our heart. They started out so promising, set hearts everywhere pitter-pat, but then crashed and burned, leaving us with a hunk of junk not even a pawn shop would touch. Love hurts.

It’s easy to think of Apple as a company that can do no wrong. From the iMac to the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple has usually been the reason other companies have launched failed consumer electronics.

But surprise! Apple had its own consumer electronics blunder. Remember the Newton?

There’s a reason you probably don’t. (more…)

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Failed Consumer Electronics Week: Sony’s MD Player

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re paying homage to the consumer electronics that broke our heart. They started out so promising, set hearts everywhere pitter-pat, but then crashed and burned, leaving us with a hunk of junk not even a pawnshop would touch. Love hurts.

In our last post on failed consumer electronics, we discussed how Microsoft’s Zune failed to establish a foothold in the MP3 player industry.

This time, we’ve got a more difficult case study: Sony’s MD Player. (more…)

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Failed Consumer Electronics Week: Remember the Zune?

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re paying homage to the consumer electronics that broke our heart. They started out so promising, set hearts everywhere pitter-pat, but then crashed and burned, leaving us with a hunk of junk not even a pawn shop would touch. Love hurts.

It’s easy to talk about consumer electronic success stories. Get a tech guru started on the iPhone or the Nintendo Wii, and they will talk for hours about how the product revolutionized its industry.

But who remembers the consumer electronics that failed? (more…)

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3 Things We Learned from CES 2015

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We just finished the first month of 2015, and already we’ve seen some major consumer electronics developments. This is in large part due to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which was held in Las Vegas just a few days after the new year began. Consumer electronics manufacturers from around the world gathered to present new products and ideas to the hungry public and thousands of journalists. (more…)

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