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CheckMEND and GameStop Partner to Strengthen Electronic Trade-in Program
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
CheckMEND and GameStop Partner to Strengthen Electronic Trade-in Program10:00 EDT Wednesday, May 15, 2013
LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
CheckMEND the world's leading due diligence service for used consumer electronics today announced it has secured an agreement with GameStop to deploy its software in all GameStop's US stores to identify devices that are not eligible for trade.
Developed by UK-based Recipero, CheckMEND is a unique, cutting edge system that allows retailers and recyclers to proactively identify unacceptable devices and stop them from entering the supply chain.
Using data that is aggregated from over 20,000 data sources (including the FBI) CheckMEND provides access to its service to both enterprise and consumers. GameStop is the first major retailer in the US to integrate its application at point of sale. With a data warehouse containing over 150 billion records of information that is relevant to any buyer of used consumer electronics, CheckMEND is fast becoming the "go-to" data provider for this type of information.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the value that exists in their old electronics. That precipitates a need for reliable data and methods to ensure that retailers are protecting consumers. GameStop is leading the way for other retailers to follow suit.
"We are delighted that GameStop has stepped up to the forefront of consumer protection," said Adrian Portlock Founder of CheckMEND. "Our product allows GameStop to protect their customers, their associates in store and their reputable brand by deterring unwanted activity. GameStop has set the bar for other responsible retailers."
"GameStop will continue to invest in technology solutions that offer our customers the best and safest choice to buy, sell or trade video games, consoles and electronics," said Joe Gorman Vice President of Mobile at GameStop. "Working with CheckMEND, we have further enhanced our process, and we are already reaping the benefits of the service in our stores and our state of the art refurbishment center."
CheckMEND is provided by Recipero, a privately owned U.K. company, which has specialized since 2001 in the collection of data relating to the history of used consumer electronics (http://www.checkmend.com). It has grown into the biggest online provider of this type of information, and is currently focused on expanding its operations in the USA. Visit: http://www.recipero.com
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop (NYSE: GME) is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,602 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and online at: http://www.GameStop.com
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