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10 Fast Facts About Ingram Micro Mobility

 
 
By Gina Roos  |  Posted 2015-01-26
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    1 - Rebranding
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    Rebranding

    The acquisition of BrightPoint in October 2012 gave Ingram Micro the opportunity to rebrand its mobile business as Ingram Micro Mobility. The company now supports more than 100,000 points of sale worldwide.
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    2 - Speedy Support
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    Speedy Support

    From on-boarding customers to daily credit management, the company handles more than 14 million total payment transactions annually on behalf of customers and generates more than 1 million invoices monthly. The average speed to answer resellers' calls: 8 seconds, the company said.
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    3 - Recovery Services
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    Recovery Services

    Ingram Micro Mobility handles more than 40,000 returned devices a day. Recovery services help businesses get the most value from returned devices.
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    4 - Millions in Returns
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    Millions in Returns

    Ingram Micro handled more than 15 million devices, including fitness trackers, wearables, Bluetooth speakers and other specialized connected products in 2014. It accepts returns from several supply chain channels, including end users, independent dealers, carrier stores, major retailers and IT enterprises.
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    5 - Tapping Into Lifecycle Demands
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    Tapping Into Lifecycle Demands

    Ingram Micro Mobility expanded its device recovery service operations at a key returns center in Plainfield, Ind., and added a facility in Costa Rica in 2013 to support demand for mobility device repair, refurbishment and recycling.
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    Verizon Support

    Ingram Micro Mobility provides mobility, distribution and supply chain services to the 360 Group, a consortium of four of Verizon Wireless' largest national dealers. The company supports retail and dealer channels for a number of network operators and MVNOs, or mobile virtual network operators.
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    7 - Canadian Expansion
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    Canadian Expansion

    In mid-2014, Ingram Micro Mobility acquired Global Mobility Products (GMP), a Canadian provider of mobile reverse logistics, repair and asset recovery services. This further extends the company's reach into the Canadian mobility market to provide a suite of forward and reverse wireless device lifecycle services.
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    8 - Closer Ties With Blackberry
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    Closer Ties With Blackberry

    Late last year, Ingram Micro Mobility deepened its relationship with Blackberry in Canada by signing agreements to serve the unlocked smartphone market, and together, launch Blackberry Classic.
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    9 - European Market Grows
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    European Market Grows

    Ingram Micro acquired dat Repair GmbH, a Germany-based mobile repair and refurbishment provider, in 2014. Also last year, Ingram inked an agreement to sell Atmel's integrated mobile device management and telecom expense management solutions across Europe.
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    10 - Building a Protection Products Portfolio
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    Building a Protection Products Portfolio

    In May 2014, Ingram Micro Mobility signed agreements to sell OtterBox and LifeProof's lines of smartphone and tablet protection products.
 

As managing mobile ecosystems became a bigger part of the IT initiative over the past few years, Ingram Micro rebranded its mobility business in February 2013 to put a greater focus on supporting mobile initiatives, including integrated mobile offerings and end-to-end services for the lifecycle of mobile devices. The new business unit combined the global IT distributor's existing mobile group with BrightPoint, a provider of device lifecycle services, which Ingram acquired in 2012. Today, Ingram Micro Mobility tests, prepares, warehouses and manages mobile kits for some of the largest automated retail companies and kiosk operators across a variety of verticals, including health care, retail, energy, industrial, security and public safety, and IT. The company's device lifecycle services range from warehousing, order fulfillment and credit management to end-user fulfillment and reverse logistics, including repair, refurbishment and recycling services. Here are 10 fast facts about the supply chain services company's mobility initiates.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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