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How Product Destruction Can Protect Your Business

A woman is surrounded by small shipping boxes as she is packing a tissue-wrapped product into an open box.Businesses all over the country are often faced with the decision of what to do with superfluous merchandise, outdated company apparel or defective/damaged items. While many organizations strive to donate or recycle certain items, the reality is that this practice could put the business in danger of damaging their reputation and their bottom line. Product destruction is the top solution to managing merchandise and apparel that is no longer needed, here’s a quick look at how you can protect your brand.

The Dangers of Donating or Recycling Company Merchandise/Apparel

Although it may seem like a viable option, giving away old company uniforms and other apparel or donating superfluous products can be very risky for your business.

They Can End Up on the Grey Market

Your merchandise/company apparel can end up on the “grey market” which is a network of unauthorized vendors and street retailers who resell items at discounted prices to unknowing customers. When customers purchase these outdated or defective items, it can lead to negative reviews, dissatisfaction among your customer base and in the end, hurt your brand and create unfair competition for your current products.

They Can End Up in the Hands of Counterfeiters

We’ve all seen or at least heard of copycat products, especially when it comes to high-end or designer brand items. When your products and merchandise fall into the wrong hands, the result could be counterfeit items–which can lead to damage for your company’s brand, your reputation and your sales.

Association With Poor Quality

When inferior or outdated products are sold on the grey market, by counterfeiters or reach your customers it can lead to consumers associating your brand with poor quality.

Product and Apparel Destruction Protects Your Company & Your Brand

Investing in professional shredding and destruction services can mitigate these risks. Here are the key benefits:

Protecting the Integrity of Your Brand

Destroying damaged, expired, or surplus products and uniforms protects them from being resold or used for unscrupulous means. This safeguards your brand’s integrity and prevents the negative association with inferior or unauthorized items.

Preventing Financial Losses

Product and apparel destruction ensures that you manage and control your prices and quality–which in turn prevents your businesses from suffering financial losses associated with subpar merchandise hitting the marketplace, poor customer reviews and underpriced or unauthorized sales.

Improves Relationships with Customers

Building and maintaining customer trust is crucial to any business’s success. By securely destroying merchandise and company apparel, you demonstrate your commitment to quality and credibility, which helps customers continue to have confidence in your brand and your business.

Ensures Your Business Remains Compliant

No matter what business you’re in, you are likely subject to a variety of industry standards and regulations. Local, state and federal agencies require compliance of regulations that are established to protect consumers.

Shredding & Destruction to Protect Your Business

Choosing a shredding and destruction provider is crucial to protecting your business and your brand. When selecting a partner, be sure to choose one that offers the following:

  • NAID AAA Certification: This certification ensures that you are working with an organization that has earned the highest certification in the industry. NAID AAA means that the shredding and destruction provider offers the highest quality services in the industry.
  • Full-Service Shredding and Destruction: Your shredding partner should offer full-service shredding and destruction. This includes secure product, apparel and device destruction.
  • Compliance Expertise & Training for Your Staff: Compliance is key to protecting your business. Any reputable shredding and destruction provider understands the laws and regulations relating to compliance for your industry and how to ensure you are maintaining compliance. They should also offer training to your staff.

All Points Mobile Shredding is a full-service shredding and destruction provider located in Stuart, Florida. We serve businesses and residents across the state and can help protect your company with NAID AAA certified product, apparel and device destruction, as well as shredding services. Our mobile shredding trucks come directly to your office or home and destroy items onsite as you witness the entire process. This gives you peace of mind that your products have been permanently destroyed. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.


Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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