Comerso, a provider of digital and logistical solutions for donating and recycling unsold goods, has partnered with mobile data capture company Anyline to launch an anti-waste app for businesses. The mobile app will enable retail workers to identify unsold products that can be donated to charity, repurposed for further commercial use or recycled.
Associates can use the software to scan barcodes and identify unsold products in-store. This information is then sent to the Comerso system, which works to locate organizations that will take the products and organizes transportation. When the goods are transported, the recipient scans the products using the Comerso app on their own device, confirming the delivery.
The goal is to help retailers recoup value from unsold goods through remarketing. If the goods are donated, the retailer can then use this as proof to claim a tax benefit. The solution also aims to help retailers reduce waste at the store level.