e-Cycle Expands Wireless Mobile Buyback Operations and Expects 400% Growth in Q4 with Release of New iPhone 4S®
Mobile phone buyback, data protection and recycling company anticipates 400% growth in Q4 as businesses upgrade to new Apple iPhones®
Hilliard, Ohio, October 4, 2011 – With Apple’s announcement that pre-orders for its iPhone 4S® will go on sale on October 7, e-Cycle LLC (www.e-Cycle.com) announced today that the company expects a 400 percent growth in demand for its services in Q4 as businesses throughout the U.S. sell their used iPhones, BlackBerrys and other mobile devices to upgrade to the Apple iPhone 4S. The wireless mobile buyback and recycling company has expanded its operations in response to unprecedented growth and an expected surge in demand for its services.
“e-Cycle has doubled its workforce over the past year and we expect unprecedented growth in the 4th quarter of 2011 as businesses and organizations upgrade to the new Apple iPhone 4S,” said e-Cycle Founder and CEO Christopher Irion. “We currently purchase and recycle more than ten thousand mobile phones a day and we’ve seen a 400 percent surge in mobile buyback estimate requests from businesses over the past month in anticipation of the release of the new Apple iPhone. It’s evident that the iPhone will soon be dominating the enterprise environment as businesses begin to equip their workforces with the latest Apple technologies.”
Irion said that e-Cycle works with nearly 7,000 organizations, including many of the largest global companies in the world, and has recently expanded the number of account managers located throughout the United States to provide personalized service for the company’s rapidly growing list of clients. He said that the company’s growth is due largely to the specialized services they offer businesses that consumer-driven companies do not provide.
“Providing complete mobile data protection and transparency in all of our business practices is the key to our success,” said Irion. “Organizations of all sizes have critical data security, logistical, environmental and legal needs and concerns that are not addressed by consumer-driven mobile buyback sites, most of which are eBay resellers. Every process at e-Cycle is specifically designed for the enterprise client in mind—from our rigorous data wiping procedures, secure facility and insurance coverage to our environmental protection services and competitive mobile buyback pricing that only rates the functionality of the devices and not the condition.”
Irion went on to say that he expects the iPhone 4S to be a game changer for the wireless industry, especially since it is now a world phone. He sad that he expects the number of used iPhones and BlackBerrys sold and recycled through e-Cycle to quadruple in the coming months.
“I think the iPhone 4S is the phone our clients have been waiting for from Apple, and we have already seen an incredible surge in iPhone buyback inquiries,” Irion said. “I expect the next few months will be a very busy time, for both Apple and e-Cycle.”
Recently ranked the #5 fastest-growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine. e-Cycle helps businesses and organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to cell phone recycling. e-Cycle buys used wireless mobile phones that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge through an EPA-registered facility. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous mobile data security measures.
e-Cycle CEO Christopher Irion recently won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Cleantech category for the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region. Irion is a finalist for the national Ernst & Young award to be announced on November 13 in Palm Springs.