Based in San Diego, California, ecoATM Inc. is the first and only company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system that uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and pay cash for old and unused electronics. ecoATM is a member of the Outerwall, Inc. family.
The average American cell phone is replaced every 22 months. So what happens to all those old devices? Until now, most have ended up in a drawer – or worse, in a landfill. Now, ecoATM® is changing that wasteful lifecycle — with the world’s first and only automated kiosk that buys back most used consumer electronics directly from consumers. To date, ecoATM has recycled a million devices, and that number is growing every day.
The exchange process takes just a few minutes. The seller places a mobile device on the test station, and within seconds ecoATM examines the device, searches the worldwide market for the best possible price, then makes the seller an offer.
To help ecoATM and law enforcement deter fencing of stolen items or fraud, all sellers are asked to volunteer some basic personal information (driver’s license and electronic thumbprint). This personal information is required by state or local laws. ecoATM carefully guards consumer privacy and safely encrypts all personal data.