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CalRecycle Refund: New Prices July 01, 2014 (Doriis DR6)

CalRecycle is changing its CRV prices for all California Redemption Centers that are licensed to buy and sell bottle beverage containers.

This change takes effect July 01, 2014

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Notices/2014/ComRate14At1.pdf

CRV ALUM $1.59 

CRV GLASS $0.103

CRV PLASTICS

#1 PET $1.10
#2 HDPE $0.59
#3 PVC $0.52
#4 LDPE $2.08
#5 PP $0.62
#6 PS $5.71
#7 Other $0.31
$0.36

 

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How to save your scrap company $10,000

Saving your company money, large amounts of money, costs money!

"It costs money, because it saves you money"

In the scrap recycling business there are many many ways to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. Buying new equipment is the funnest and the #1 choice, but did you know that not being in compliance with scrap metal laws can cost as much as $10,000 and put a felony on your record? doesnt sound fun to me.

The fines in the new Michigan scrap metal law can run up to 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/htm/2014-PA-0099.htm

Scrap Yards need a product and service that will monitor your scrap metal compliance laws and alert you when compliance is not met, this type of service would ensure that all transactions are fully state compliance and could literately save your company thousands of dollars in fines, bail money and keep you from having a criminal record.

Getting images of all materials purchased, images of customers selling and receiving the money, all vehicle info, images of ID's & drivers licenses, fingerprints and electronic signatures along with following the correct pay out restrictions will get you into compliance.

 

If only there was a cloud (internet) based software provider that offered an affordable and reliable solution this would solve the problem once and for all.

New laws are now dictating that your service also be internet based and accessible to law enforcement like Sec. 11. (1) of the new Michigan law. 

While scrap yard owners should be very concerned about getting into and staying in compliance finding an affordable and reliable solution has been tough in the past. Costs can run as high as $100,000 and usually are not the easiest to use software products.

This is where a combination of scrap metal compliance software and compliance monitoring will prove to be next BIG product in the scrap industry.

PopScrap.com has created a cloud based compliance monitoring solution for the scrap recycling industry and then perfected it with the usage from 1000's of users world wide over the last 4 years.

Want to save money, then spend the correct money in the right places, get the professionals on board to monitor your compliance and internal theft issues today.

 

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5 Ways to Protect Your Scrap Yard After the 2014 Michigan Scrap Laws Take Effect

In my humble scrap opinion, while the legislators of Michigan's new HOUSE BILL 4593 are commended for even caring enough to get involved in scrap metal theft, their efforts in Michigan have proven once again to favor the mega scrap yards and penalize the small operators while not stopping or slowing down metal theft at all. 

The new Michigan scrap metal laws are presenting themselves as quite a challenge for all sizes of recycling centers throughout the state.

Read more about Michigan's new law

The toughest part of the new law is that scrap dealers cannot pay more than $25 in cash on the spot unless; 

A. The seller can redeem their scrap ticket using a atm type card or encrypted receipt at a ATM machine located on premise.

(Not quite sure how this is different from handing the cash to the customer, it forces the scrap yard to spend $15,000-$30,000, but does not stop theft, nor does it stop the seller from getting instant cash, it only penalizes the smaller operations who cannot afford to buy an ATM machine. In my opinion a very poorly written bill, again.)

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Easy Scrap Metal State Compliance Logic

SCRAP YARD COMPLIANCE MADE EASY

Use your Android smart phone and tablet to gather compliance images, customer info and material weights.

  • Capture images for Drivers Licenses
  • Capture images for scrap customers (vendors)
  • Capture fingerprints
  • Capture electronic signatures
  • Capture images of each piece or load of scrap metal (time/date weight stamped on image)
  • Capture image of cashier and customer at time of payout

All of this can be completed in less than 1 minute using the Weigh & Pay app. 

Getting your scrap metal business into state compliance these days is very difficult unless you have specialized software and hardware working together to meet your state and local scrap metal laws.

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Having Scrap Metal Theft Issues?

Searching for scrap metal images when the cops arrive can be a daunting task.

Many yards face this daily, cops arrive, your cashier line is backed up and you need your records and the owner cannot be found.

If you are using PopScrap then Don't worry, all of your sensitive company records are safely stored in one of the worlds largest data centers owned by GoDaddy. Millions upon millions of dollars are spent to ensure that your business records are safe and secure.

No PopScrap competitors can state that they have a multi-million dollar infrastructure protecting your business data round the clock, year after year, not even one.

Main message "Do Not rely on your local server PC" it can be stolen, corrupted and may not even power on tomorrow morning.

If your yard was using the Weigh & Pay app to create state compliant scrap metal theft tickets then your data is easily retrievable from any internet connected device. Nothing to download. Simply log into your BOSS back office from PopScrap.com and all of your business records with images can be viewed and emailed to the cops in seconds.

Take for example, Alex from Beaver Recycling in Florida, 

"Local detectives stopped by our yard for a random inspection, thanks to Popscrap we were in complete compliance and even received two thumbs up from the detectives, also they mentioned if every yard had Popscrap it would make their job much easier..."
 

--Alex Ploumis, Owner, Beaver Recycling . Hollywood, Florida

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ATM COMING SOON UNDER $20K

COMING SOON

Retail Lobby ATM with UL291 Safe with large touch screen, 4 cassettes with 3000 notes each.

Create a Weigh & Pay Station at your scale or in your cashier booth.

Secure your cash away from your customers and employees.

Create a ticket, weigh the material, take the material image, get customer ID image and signature and dispense cash from the same station.

All of this for under $20K, safe $15,000 to $20,000 over our competitor models and get reliablity and service from our world class ATM service provider. 

A fully integrated WEIGH & PAY system. 

PopScrap expects the launch this machine in the late 3rd quater of 2014

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GUARANTEED COMPLIANCE OR YOUR MONEY BACK

Since 2011, PopScrap.com Inc., has been providing thousands of scrappers from all over the world the easiest to use and most affordable solution on the globe.

Security and realibility are what we are known for first, secondly, people love us for our first of class customer support tools, thridly, they stay because overall cost of implementation and annual maintenance costs are the lowest in the industry.

When looking for a software provider a scrap comapny should call around and get several quotes, you will see that PopScrap offers darn near every feature for 50% less cost and offers 100% more visibility for your business through our online BOSS software product.

NO SERVERS, NO SQL LICENSING, NO IT COMPANIES, NO NETWORKING, NO EXPENSIVE INSTALL AND TRAINING COSTS.

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MICROSOFT FOLLOWS POPSCRAP'S GODADDY CLOUD LEAD

While it might not be all together true that Microsoft was keeping an eye on PopScrap's international successes due largely to GoDaddy's reliable hosting services, it is true that Microsoft has announced a global partnership with GoDaddy to offer Office365 to small businesses.

PopScrap.com Inc. has earned a glowing international reputation for reliable trustworthy scrap recycling software that is hosted by GoDaddy.

PopScrap has been proud to use GoDaddy services since 2011.  

GoDaddy has allowed PopScrap.com to grow our business by offering reliable hosting services that has encouraged hundreds of businesses from around the world to operate their multi-million dollar scrap metal businesses.

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Single Station Hardware Combo $3990

Looking for a great software package for your CRV (bottle beverage recycling) or small scrap metal buying business, this is your #1 solution.

Software for 1 station - includes BOSS Lite (online visibility of your business in real time)

Hardware includes - Tablet, Printer, Cash Drawer, Tablet Kiosk and paper

Install and training

Monthly maintenance and support fees are $150/mo

Call 888-440-8858 to get started today.

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JAN 01, 2014 CRV PRICES

New CRV Prices effective January 1, 2014.

The following is a list of new CRV prices:

Aluminum       $1.58

Glass             $0.104

#1 PET           $1.06

#2 HDPE        $0.61

#3 PVC          $0.45

#4 LDPE         $2.02

#5 PP             $0.60

#6 PS             $5.62

#7 Other          $0.31

BiMetal            $0.36

Small $0.05 / Large $0.10

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#1 Hottest APP in SCRAP

#1 Hottest App in Scrap

PopScrap has modifed its pricing scheme to allow the smaller operators who buy scrap metal and bottle beverage containers to get in for $3490 including the software license, training and 1-10" tablet with a receipt printer.

For small yards who need full compliance can get in for $9,990. This combo package allows the operator to create full state compliance tickets and allows the capturing of images for ID's, customer face shot, material image, vehicle image, fingerprint image and signature from 5 scale stations with hardware, install and training included for 2 scale stations.

PopScrap really is changing the industry by lowering the entry level costs with less expensive software and lowering the overall cost of compliance hardware.

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10 Steps To Getting Started with PopScrap

Getting started with PopScrap is simple and free.

1. Sign up for a free demo

2. Create your UNLIMITED material groups, materials and prices. (or email us and we will upload)

3. PopScrap will create your company profile with materials and prices.

4. You or a PopScrap technician will install PopScrap Software on your Smart Phone, Tablet or Windows PC

5. Complete a free remote training session 

6. Start printing tickets, tracking inventory, create shipping reports

All of this can happen in 1 hour or less.

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PopScrap International

PopScrap.com Inc. is growing globally at an expotential rate. No matter where your scrap users are located PopScrap is the only internationally based software provider that offers instant downloads, instantly connecting locations in the cloud with real-tim scrap data while collecting a plethera of local images to meet the compliance demands of local regulators.  

For the first time in the scrap industry a true "ground-breaking-game-changing" product has arrived and has been matured by the use and feedback of over 500+ daily worldwide users.  

Amazingly PopScrap has been able to keep the upfront cost at 50% less than its competitors who cannot and do not offer the technology advancements of PopScrap.  

PopScrap is responding to that demand by creating and designing our apps to meet their very specific language and currency needs.

PopScrap has launched:

  • PopScrap-MX
  • PopScrap-AU.NZ
  • PopScrap-USA
  • PopScrap-Serbia

New versions are on the way, including PopScrap-EU (European Union), PopScrap EA (EuroAsia) and PopScrap-UK.

 

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PopScrap-MX (Mexico)

PopScrap.com Inc. announces a new client and sales partner in Mexico. Engrane Verde S.A. De C.V has signed on to use and represent PopScrap-MX the first US based scrap recycling solution to come standard in Spanish and English.

We are very excited to have a such a strong partner in Mexico and to have such visionary leaders in the international recycling industry willing take PopScrap.com Inc to many new countries throughout South America.

PopScrap is an android application that is paired with a web based application named BOSS (back office support software) that runs on Windows and Mac machines thanks to our friends at BlueStacks.com.

PopScrap has a strong international presence already and bringing on Engrane Verde as our respresentative for Mexico and throughout South America will only solidify PopScrap as the #1 recycling software solution worldwide and ensure for many years to come our desire to be the world leader in scrap software solutions.

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Customer Facing App

Customer Facing App,

This new PopScrap feature takes the electronic signature pad to a whole new level.

By using a 7" or 10" tablet, your customers can now pre-check out and reduce the time spent at the cashier booth.

This new feature will speed up your ticket line by getting a customer image, getting a signature, allowing the customer to read and sign the disclaimer before getting to the cashier booth to get paid out., all on a $70 tablet , a savings of $500!

Only PopScrap cares about the upfront cost of getting you started, while other software companies are raising the prices, PopScrap is lowing them and helping to reduce long term costs with new features using new hardware technology like this Customer Facing App.

While traditional electronic signature pads can cost $500 - $1000 and only capture a signature, PopScrap CFA feature also uses the tablet front facing camera to get the image of the customer, get the signature of the customer, displays the entire ticket for review and allows the full disclaimer to be read at a nearby Customer Station, where all of this takes place on a wall of 1-5 tablets, then the customer proceeds to the cashier for a 1 button cash payout. Speeding up your cashier line and reducing cashier fatigue in a compliance centric industry.

Call or email PopScrap today for a free demo and we will install a demo version for FREE on your PC or Android phone or tablet.

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Tablet Battery Life 10 hrs

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

In addition to its powerful front-facing speakers and bright screen, we loved the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1's epic battery life. Sure, it may charge slowly, but when you finally have a full battery the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will last you almost all day. On our tests, the tablet lasted a whopping 9 hours and 59 minutes. You won't find better battery life on an Android device.

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Demo.Train.Support - RAS for Android

PopScrap.com Press Release July 04, 2013

PopScrap announces a first of its kind in the Android world.

True freedom for Android developers and companies who are using Android apps for their sales or support force.

R.A.S.
DEMO.TRAIN.SUPPORT

RAS = Remote Assistance Service = Remote In-App Support regardless of the android device.

No matter where your Android devices are in the world you can now demo your app, train your staff or support your clients using RAS.

RAS allows the user to request a remote support session and the Android Developer, in this case PopScrap.com can remote into the Android device and see in real time the user interface for that App. This allows the technician or sales person to fully control the UI in front of the potential client or train their field staff while both parties can see the UI.

While some companies are already providing remote support for the OS, or the file management system, none are providing full UI support regardless of the make of the Android device.

RAS is app specific and does not allow the tech or salesperson to get access to the Android outside of the authorized App this new tool provides a powerful tool for developers and companies needing to sell or support their Android app.

If youe company is interested in our SDK please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PopScrap.com continues to provide game changing software to the world and RAS is no exception.

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Scrap App for Android

PopScrap offers the world first android scrap app that is fully state compliant in all 50 U.S. States and offers global settings for any country in the world.

Scrap App, the App runs on Windows 7/8 PC and smartphones and tablets.

Offering the most affordable scrap app for anroid in the world. 

Easy to use with the largest buttons in the industry.

The Scrap App Instantly works in English or Spanish.

The is currently in use all over the world buying metals and shipping millions of tons across the globe.

Download the Scrap App from Google Play, or from the download page on the website. 

Call 1- 888-440-8858 to get the demo username and password.

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#1 Point of Purchase App

PopScrap.com, the leader in Point of Purchase (POS/POP) scrap software and hardware solutions to the international scrap metal and recycling industry, announced today that state and local regulatory compliance is now affordable for the masses with new low monthly payment plans.

Early adopters of PopScrap point of purchase technology are using it to make smarter business decisions than those using outdated local IT and server hardware.

"The stats speak to a broader trend that early adopters of PopScrap systems are generally more successful in today’s recycling industry," said Stacy Duty, Founder and CEO of PopScrap.com Inc. "We're also seeing that access to web-based business analytics is a real competitive advantage, with recyclers using that to gain insight and make instant business decisions from anywhere in the world."

PopScrap user, Clint Kelley of Sumiton Iron & Metal recently stated “I Can vouch for the software! It keeps my staffing needs low, my taxes in line, my inventory under control, & keeps me free to do all the things an owner should be able to do.

"For example," continued Mr. Duty, when owners and brokers have real-time access to sales data when they are out of the office PopScrap allows them to make quick decisions in a commodity based industry where seconds count,  and each second can mean thousands of dollars earned or lost.

Sal Agredano, President, Eureka Tech Recycling, “PopScrap is great! I can log in to the back office (BOSS) from my iPhone or any computer with an internet connection and see the current day’s activity as well as look up customers details from anywhere. This enables me to be more mobile and still have the information I need to do business.”

Mr. Duty went on to add that the marriage of cloud computing and mobile technology is changing the way small businesses operate.

"We've gone from a situation where people used to wait to review things like business performance at the end of the month or quarter, to one where you can view and react to sales trends live on your smartphones and tablets,” he said. "It's a significant leap forward, and it's no accident these scrap yards are doing so well."

About PopScrap.com Inc.

The simplest way to make smarter business decisions, PopScrap.com is the affordable, complete platform for running a scrap yard from an Android phone/tablet or Windows PC with real-time reporting on the web or from your smartphone. Backed by split-second responses times when it comes to customer care, the PopScrap.com App purchases scrap metal at lightning speed and accuracy.  

PopScrap enables users to pay complaint tickets via cash, check, ATM, wire transfers and can send to transactions to an accounts payable status for later payouts. Transactions can be printed from Bluetooth mobile printers, local USB or network printers and can emails transactions to customers for mobile buyers.  At only $198/month for 5 workstations recyclers can manage inventory, employees, and customers and view back office inventory and reports (BOSS Reports) from any web browser. www.popscrap.com

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DROP TECH SERIES TABLET CASES

http://www.gumdropcases.com/samsung-tab-2-droptech.html

If you're looking for the most rugged, durable yet ultimately affordable Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 protection, you found it in the Drop Tech Series Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Case. Shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures, the Drop Tech Series Samsung Galaxy Case specifically conforms to the shape of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and offers multiple layers of protection. This transformer case features a unique, snap-on integrated screen for maximum protection. 

Features

Features

    • Complete security for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, including screen and port covers*
    • Dual material construction for multiple layers of shock absorption
    • Reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners
    • Includes integrated screen cover for protection during use
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