About Tech Trade Up

Tech Trade Up powered by PlanITROI allows for easy and secure trade in of IT and mobile devices adding purchasing power to trade up to new devices and services, helping to expand purchasing power through your preferred technology partner. Tech Trade Up’s innovative program offers guaranteed highest recovery values while promoting ESG sustainability by extending the lifecycle of devices to people who need affordable technology. The Tech Trade Up Program is tailored for Resellers/VARs, Enterprises, Businesses, Education and Government institutes who want to transform their idle, retired or end-of-life devices into cash for purchasing new technology.

Eligible Devices

Maximize Your IT Asset Value with Our Trade In Program for Apple and Windows Devices

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How IT Works

Seven Steps to Trading In Your IT Assets

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Make a Difference with Every Trade In

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Why Become a Partner

Tech Trade Up partners can unlock additional value and empower innovation.

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Secure & Sustainable Services

Enhance Your Trade In Values with ITAD Services

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Client Success, Device Grading, Security & Environmental Credentials

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General Information, Process, Logistics and Payment FAQs

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Tech Trade Up Eligible Devices for Trade In

Above are the eligible Windows, Apple and Chromebook devices. PlanITROI offers a guarantee to be the highest trade in value based on PlanITROI’s transparent grading system evaluating cosmetic condition, functionality and completeness. PlanITROI is able to offer the guarantee to be the highest trade in value because we are a key supplier of high quality refurbished and recertified Windows, Apple and Chromebook devices to the largest Retailers and VARs sold in the USA.


While certain technology assets may not meet the eligibility criteria for the Tech Trade Up program, they often hold potential value and can be individually assessed for refurbishment and remarketing. These assets, although not aligning with the core criteria of Tech Trade Up due to their unique characteristics or age, are still considered valuable. Please contact us to us to explore the possibilities of refurbishing and remarketing these assets on a case-by-case basis. These types of assets may include:

  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Storage Enclosures & RAID Arrays
  • Networking Equipment
  • Network Storage
  • Hubs & Switches
  • Bridges & Routers
  • VOIP Telephones
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Projectors
  • Monitors
  • Televisions (32”+)
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Conferencing


Non-core technology assets, typically characterized by low to no value, are not eligible for the Tech Trade Up program. These assets, although not suitable for trade-up due to their limited value, can still play a valuable environmental role by being directed towards responsible recycling initiatives. Please contact us to discuss our process for recycling non-core assets. Non-core/no value assets include:

  • AC Adapters
  • Accessories
  • Adapters/Chargers
  • Answering Machines & Caller ID
  • Bar Code Readers
  • Batteries
  • CD/Media
  • Digital AV Players & Recorders
  • Docking Stations
  • DVD Players & DVRs
  • External Hard Drives
  • Fax Machines
  • Flash Memory
  • Headsets & Microphones
  • Home Audio
  • Input Accessories & Adapters
  • Keyboards
  • Mobile Phone Accessories
  • Modems
  • Network & Output Accessories
  • Office Supplies
  • PC & Network Cameras
  • Power Supplies
  • Printer Cartridges
  • RAM
  • Scanners
  • Speakers
  • Tape Drives
  • UPS & Power Devices
  • Web Cam


The Tech Trade Up Simple Seven-Step Process

  1. Request a Quote

    Contact your Technology Partner and ask for the Tech Trade Up Program or go online to TechTradeUp.com and register your organization.

    48 HOURS

  2. Receive a Trade-In Quote

    PlanITROI issues a quote directly to your organization and Technology Partner after all PlanITROI necessary information is provided by the organization for a detailed quote.

    48 HOURS

  3. Logistics Packaging Shipping

    PlanITROI can provide clients with premium packaging for ease of Pick, Pack & Ship. PlanITROI will coordinate with the client regarding the retrieval of all devices and pre-arranged recycling.


  4. Data Erasure Report

    100% Guaranteed Data Erasure NIST 800-88, NAID AAA, ISO 27001, and DoD certified. PlanITROI will provide an electronic Certificate of Data Erasure. Read More

    30-90 DAYS

  5. Validation Report

    Once device(s) are received and validated, PlanITROI issues a receiving and discrepancy report to validate each device(s) trade in value by receipt grade with all serialized information.

    15-30 DAYS

  6. Settlement Payment

    PlanITROI reviews the settlement report with the client, detailing all receipt grades by device. PlanITROI pays client directly or a credit
    to their preferred Technology Partner.

    30-90 DAYS

  7. Impact Report

    PlanITROI provides both a Social and Environmental Impact report for all your (ESG) Environmental Social Governance.
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    30-90 DAYS


Your Retired Devices Can Change Lives. Here's How:

By allowing us to buy your retired computing devices, we fulfill our mission together to change lives with affordable technology. Help us make your nothing into someone else’s everything while keeping the planet sustainable. Every trade in makes a difference and generates meaningful benefits for your organization.

  • Secure, Purpose-Driven ESG: By trading in your idle or retired IT & Mobile devices, you make an impactful contribution to your organization’s environmental sustainability and corporate governance efforts. TechTradeUp’s secure processing ensures your data is securely erased and you will receive a Certificate of Data Destruction & Erasure.
  • Champion the Circular Economy: Refurbished and recertified devices create a second life for your IT assets, enabling your organization to influence a sustainable circular economy, ensuring technological accessibility and affordability for all.
  • Guaranteed Highest Recovery: Through the TechTradeUp process, devices are graded, data wiped, repaired if necessary then refurbished and recertified for resale through the largest Retailers and VAR’s sold in the USA.
  • Bridging the Digital Divide: Every aspect of the TechTradeUp process is designed to maximize the value of the devices you trade in as they become affordable refurbished and recertified devices to help empower the next user to learn and earn in a digitally inclusive world.
  • Donate your Devices: Donate your working computing devices for students and families caught in the digital divide. Not only will your devices help bridge the digital divide, you'll also be doing your part to prevent e-waste from collecting in landfills.

Become a Partner

Why Become a Partner?

By becoming a partner with Tech Trade Up, you will be positioned to deliver a suite of unique and sustainable benefits to your clients' technology infrastructure while also maximizing the value of their existing technology assets. As the Gold Standard in the technology trade-in arena, Tech Trade Up equips you with a range of advantages to help your clients seamlessly and securely upgrade their idle, surplus, or retired computing devices to new technology and services.

The Tech Trade Up program also opens the door to impactful discussions within your clients' teams – spanning IT, Procurement, Security, ESG, D&I, and CSR – centering on key areas such as data security, environmental sustainability, and social impact. This engagement not only fosters a deeper sense of loyalty towards your organization but also paves the way for increased sales and enhanced profit margins. The program offers additional benefits, including:

  • Guaranteed highest recovery value for IT devices.
  • Meet or beat any competitor’s quote (providing they are offering the same high-quality services).
  • Highest commission and top payments in the industry.
  • Payments are executed on the 20th of every month.
  • Dedicated account manager.
  • 100% secure data destruction.
  • Transparent, easy access and reporting via PlanITVision.
  • Data destruction reporting integrated with ServiceNow.
  • Automated alerts and communications.
  • Access to an extended suite of Lifecycle Services.
  • Resources to help in winning new RFPs.
  • ESG & CSR compliance with detailed reporting.
  • Simplify the end-of-life process.


Secure & Sustainable Lifecycle Solutions

PlanITROI offers a comprehensive suite of Secure & Sustainable Lifecycle Solutions, encompassing a wide array of services such as next-life and redeployment, stringent data security, detailed reporting, eco-friendly packaging, responsible recycling, expert refurbishing, and innovative remarketing. This holistic approach ensures the highest value recovery and responsible management of your technology assets from acquisition through to their end-of-life. Connect with PlanITROI today and see how our expansive portfolio of secure and sustainable solutions and services can enhance your technology trade in and ITAD programs.

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Tech Trade Up’s satisfied clients have experienced significant benefits through our innovative technology trade-up programs. From substantial cost savings to enhanced operational efficiency and environmental contributions, our process showcases the real-world impact of partnering with Tech Trade Up. See how businesses like yours have successfully transformed their IT asset disposition programs.

Thank you so much for your unwavering commitment and exceptional service through the Tech Trade Up program this year! Your personalized approach and the efficiency of the program have greatly enhanced our technological capabilities and sustainability efforts. We're truly grateful for the positive experience and look forward to our continued partnership.

Procurement and Relocations Info Sys Project Manager, Leading Northeast Academic Medical Center

You truly rock - thank you! Our partnership with the Tech Trade Up program has been instrumental in elevating CDW's service offerings to our clients. The value we've been able to deliver to our clients, thanks to your robust support and innovative solutions, is unparalleled. We're thrilled to work with a team that consistently exceeds expectations and drives meaningful results.

Manager, Higher Education Sales Operations, CDW

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PlanITROI is a leading provider of secure, purpose-driven IT lifecycle management solutions, delivering complete end-to-end ITAD asset value recovery services and reverse logistics solutions, data security, and real-time transparent reporting and analytics. A long-term, trusted partner to leading corporations, educational institutions, device OEMs and non-profit organizations, PlanITROI leverages the circular economy to bring affordable technology to lower income families, students and businesses, bridging the digital divide so they can learn and earn. PlanITROI’s 100% data secure approach helps organizations achieve critical Environmental Social Governance (ESG) & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals while recovering the highest possible value for their assets.