THE UPSIDE OF BEING GREEN
By Moe Lastfogel
Director of Sales and Marketing for The Retail Observer
“It's not easy being green.” ~Kermit the Frog
Last month we celebrated Earth Day, and we can still do good while receiving feel- good and financial benefits for ourselves and our communities throughout the year. Do you have old, damaged or unused electronics, furniture, displays and/or appliances taking up space in your warehouse? When you discard them, recycle them. Many trade-in and trade-up programs invite you and your customers to exchange old products for gift cards, or for credit to shop in your store.
Many manufacturers support these programs with special incentives for participating retailers. Recycling companies
then make sure the products are disposed of responsibly – it’s a win-win for everyone.
If you simply want to earn a little extra green, think about selling your used, damaged or outdated inventory – Amazon, Craigslist, Offer-up and eBay are great places to look for buyers. Or consider donating products in good working condition to a charity, so those less fortunate can benefit. Consider these organizations:
No matter which organization you choose to donate to, it’s easy to keep your inventory clear of clutter and make a little extra cash or receive a write-off while performing a good deed and doing your part for the environment.
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