A privately held Delaware C corporation with a minority stake owned by CNET (CBS
Tradeloop’s mission is help improve the IT secondary computer market. Not only by
providing an efficient trading platform, but also through initiatives to solve the
problems of fraud, counterfeiting, sustainability, e-Waste, data breaches, and
legislative efforts to give consumers the right to repair their digital devices.
An exclusive, safe, and efficient online trading network for secondary computer
Used, off-lease, refurbished computers, servers, component parts and peripherals.
Tradeloop Corporation 1337 Massachusetts Ave Suite 222 Arlington, MA 02476
- Integrity – Providing a safe trading environment for dealers
- Dependability – Making the best use of technology for fast and
- Stability – Forging a strong legacy of constant growth and
- Fairness – Partnering with the community to set standards and
monitor the trading ethics
The leading ITAD’s, recyclers, computer leasing companies, and others are members of
Tradeloop. We have ongoing working relationships with the main organizations,
associations, and service providers in the industry, including our competition. We
members of the key trade associations, attending and often speaking at the major
conferences. We provide anonymized data to several academic/NGO organizations for
research into sustainability issues and have established procedures for dealing with
legal requests and law enforcement, due to our key role in managing ethics disputes
- 1995 – Invention of the web provides opportunity to implement a
“Trading Floor” for used electronics components.
- 1997 – The first site is launched, requiring us to build our
database, application server, and every other piece of required internet
which was not yet commercially available.
- 1997 – Tradeloop invents and launched the first web-based
floor” for computer parts.
- 1997 – Tradeloop develops the first (that we know of) automated
“upload your inventory” by email, in any industry.
- 1998 – The Digital Dealers Association endorses Tradeloop as
official trading network.
- 1999 – Tradeloop launches first web-based (non “listserve”)
- 2000 – Tradeloop raises investment capital creates scalable
balanced infrastructure based on an Oracle database.
- 2001 – Tradeloop’s steady growth if followed by profitability.
- 2002 – The Ethics Committee is formed and the first (and only?)
online ethics process for hearing disputes and voting is introduced.
- 2003 – Tradeloop acquires a competing site called VendorBase,
CNET Networks Inc with CNET taking a minority share in the business.
- 2004 – EU Sales office opened around the time Facebook is
- 2004 – First “mobile only” version of a trading site in our
- 2005 – Tradeloop celebrates ten years in business, and
steady growth and Profits.
- 2006 – Computer parts catalog turned into the first
wiki of it’s kind.
- 2007 – Migration to a modern database makes Tradeloop faster
- 2009 – First trading site to add social networking features,
enabling “custom trading partner” lists.
- 2010 – Membership Committee formed to help police and assist
- 2011 – Modern front-end added to site. Anti-counterfeiting
- 2013 – The “Refurbishers Initiative” started with industry
to offer nonprofits free tools to help bring technology to the disadvantaged.
- 2015 – Standards for grading, warranty disclosure, disclosure
device data destruction state, and conformance to software licensing are
- 2015 – Tradeloop joins Right to Repair movement with a seat on
- 2015 – Architecture is ported to AWS and two racks of servers
- 2016 – A modernized front-end is launched to provide a
UI for public users.
- 2017 – Development on a multi-stakeholder Blockchain Initiative
revolutionize trading and the supply chain begins.
- 2018 – A modernized front-end for the members-only site, GDPR