Signing of the partnership agreement with the French startup Save marks an entry to the French market where emerging mobile recycling companies are growing fast. This also demonstrates the power of our strategy to package three complementing services, namely PiceaSwitch™, PiceaEraser™, and PiceaDiagnostics™ to one powerful solution that reduces labor costs, increases customer retention, and saves processing time.
Save is using PiceaServices™ to build a completely new trade-in business. According to Gartner the worldwide market for refurbished phones will grow from 56 million units in 2014 to 120 million units in 2017. The wholesale revenue for the same period will increase from 7 to 14 billion USD. Smartphone penetration in the French market has grown at a rate of 40% during the past two years and in 2015 it amounts to 61.4%.
“Entering the French market in partnership with a company that grows at a tremendous rate of 5 % per week is a proof of Piceasoft’s agility,” said Jyri Roselius, Piceasoft CEO, “we are able to adapt to any given challenge quickly and deliver outstanding results.”
About Piceasoft Ltd
Piceasoft is an innovative and agile software company developing products to simplify people’s mobile life, established in 2012. Company provides computer and Cloud solutions for retail and consumers: once buying a new smart device, the precious data from the old device is transferred safely, available immediately in the new device, and erased from the old phone to recycle it. Solutions also include phone analyses for repair and buyback.
PiceaSwitch™ allows transferring all personal data from old to new phone as well as backup/restore; with PiceaDiagnostics™ service centers and repair shops can save money by finding No-Fault-Found (NFF) causes on the spot as well as estimate the value of phone for recycling; PiceaEraser™ is a software product that enables safe disposal, reuse or resale of mobile devices by permanently erasing all the sensitive user and system data.