Republic Wireless® Relies On ModusLink For Comprehensive Returns Management Program

ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ModusLink Global Solutions™, and Republic Wireless have announced a strategic engagement whereby ModusLink manages a complete reverse logistics program for the innovative wireless service provider. Launched in 2013, the program includes customer returns, triage, repair and fulfillment of high-quality refurbished mobile devices and accessories.

Republic Wireless, the innovative wireless service provider saving consumers money on their wireless service by harnessing the power of both WiFi and cellular to lower the cost of smartphone service, selected ModusLink for its deep expertise, flexible solutions and scalability in reverse logistics management of consumer electronics, particularly mobile devices.

“In a case where a return or exchange is necessary, our priority is to execute the logistics of that transaction quickly and reliably for our customers,” said Alan Pendleton, Director, Supply Chain Management, Republic Wireless. “ModusLink provides the level of technical expertise and process flexibility required to deliver this positive customer experience, while providing our supply chain team with visibility of each serialized inventory asset throughout the reverse logistics lifecycle. This helps Republic Wireless meet the needs of each customer, individually, and improves our ability to maximize recovery on returned assets.”

“Customer support is an integral component of the business plan for any consumer electronics company and Republic Wireless put considerable planning into their approach,” said Scott D. Smith, Chief Commercial Offer at ModusLink. “We have proven processes dedicated to managing highly efficient returns programs for some of the leading wireless carriers. This deep industry experience ensures Republic Wireless has a supply chain business partner that can execute their returns process in a way that is seamless for their customers and supports their innovative business model.”

ModusLink’s Returns Management Solution is designed to promote customer satisfaction with the process and maximize cost efficiency for the client. ModusLink handles all aspects of returns, repair and recovery for brick-and-mortar and online retailers and manufacturers. Available solutions include reconciliation of financial transactions, 24x7 customer support and complete integration with other logistics services.

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About Republic WirelessRecognized in the 2014 PCMag.com Readers Choice Awards as having better overall customer satisfaction than the largest four national carriers, Republic Wireless is a wireless service provider dedicated to helping consumers save money on smartphone service. Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to members by leveraging the power of both WiFi and cellular networks. Our Hybrid technology uses WiFi in the home, office or anywhere else as the primary network for calls, texts and data. When outside of WiFi coverage, the smartphone works just like a typical smartphone on the cellular networks of national CDMA carriers. Visit www.republicwireless.com for more information.

About ModusLink CorporationModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that are designed to improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure is supported by 25 sites across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink's flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

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