Collect in store

Every store is unique. That's why it's important to take a different approach when encouraging your customers to return their empty ink cartridges.

Almost 30 years ago, Recoll started collecting empty cartridges in stores. At the time, our in-store collection concept consisted solely of cardboard return boxes. We now use all kinds of different techniques. This allows us to offer a suitable collection solution for every store and every customer.

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Who is it for?

You are hearing more and more questions in your store from customers who want to know if you also accept empty ink cartridges. Whether you’re a floor manager in a large branch or have your own shop, you can see that the demand for returning and reusing empty ink cartridges keeps growing. Recoll helps large chains and independent retailers respond to that demand they are hearing among their customers. Our collection boxes have been in stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany since 1993. In the early years, that was really pioneering. We now know from experience that offering a physical collection option quickly increases the number of empty cartridges that are returned to your store.

How does it work?

In addition to the trusted collection method – the cardboard box – Recoll has developed even more return options. Each has its own benefits and special features. From an interactive collection station to collection bags enclosed with the customer’s order.


Classic collection box

Recoll supplies (personalized) collection boxes in various designs. Each with its own look. You can place the collection box in the store in no time. The customer can then hand in their empty ink cartridge here. This way of collecting is ideal for relatively quiet shops where you have a good overview. It gives you the opportunity to speak to and advise a customer who has returned a cartridge.


Interactive collection station

Recoll has developed an interactive collection station for larger stores or for branches with less store staff per customer. The station invites customers to return their empty cartridges and offers a digital assistant that helps them select the right cartridges. This has resulted in a significant increase in the number of cartridges returned. In addition, the cartridges are safely stored inside the return station.


Collection bag with purchase

Encourage customers to come back to your store by giving them a collection bag each time they buy a cartridge. As soon as the customer has exchanged the cartridges at home, you motivate the customer to come back later to return the empty cartridge.

How much will I earn?

You’ll receive a reference list from us showing exactly which cartridges are suitable for collection. Of course, this list also includes what compensation you receive for each cartridge. Invest this new income any way you like. Some stores share the reward with their customers, for example as a discount on their next purchase. Others donate it to charity. There are also stores that keep the full amount for themselves to spend as they see fit.


Why collect?

Today, empty cartridges usually end up in the waste bin in the office and at home. Yet an empty cartridge can often be refilled and reused four to five times. To extend the life of each cartridge and save valuable raw materials, it’s important to take a structured, careful approach to collecting cartridges. Recoll brings all the separate collection flows from shops and online shops together. This allows us to efficiently sort, check, refill and then re-sell cartridges on a large scale. Collecting is better for our planet and it shows your customers how much your company cares about the environment.

What about my online shop?

There’s a good chance that you also run an online store in addition to your store or stores. In that case, you need a hybrid collection solution. There’s no need to choose just one of our collection solutions. Not at all! Recoll offers a combination of solutions that perfectly match your specific situation. At Recoll we understand all too well that each sales channel has its own requirements. With hybrid collection you benefit from the best of both worlds. You offer the customization that customers expect from online shopping. Plus the personal contact that your customers expect when visiting a store in real life.

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Join Recoll!

The more empty cartridges we have at our disposal, the more remanufactured ink cartridges will enter the market. That’s an attractive prospect. Also for you, because the margin on refilled cartridges is greater. And even without that extra incentive: if there’s a way to conserve precious raw materials, wouldn’t you use it?

  • Sustainable business
  • Recoll arranges everything related to the collection
  • Earn extra income with returned inkjet cartridges

Questions? Contact us!