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iScrap App Year In Review

2015 iScrap App Year in Review

Take a look at the iScrap App Year in Review.

Learn what areas have the most active users.  Millions of pages were viewed this year by Millions of Users. If you’d like information regarding your area, call the iScrap App to get a report on your metro region.  Click here To learn more about the iScrap App and if you want to get started on a 30 day trial go to our sign up page

Joining the iScrap App connect you with scrap metal recyclers of all kinds. We have consistent online traffic due to our ongoing website promotion and social media tactics.  Another great fact is that the iScrap App is mobile friendly and delivers information to our uses while they are on the go.  As seen in the iScrap App Year in Review, 68% of our visitors are using mobile devices. iScrap App delivers them the information they need to find a scrap yard that satisfies their needs current need whether its for ferrous, non ferrous or electronic scrap.





What’s Dropbox?


Dropbox is accessible anywhere

Dropbox is a home for all your photos, documents, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computersphones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a scrap yard owner, business manager or buyer looking to store your inventory records or store all of your photo ID records for the last year there will always be enough room. Even if you accidentally spill hot coffee on your laptop, have no fear you can relax knowing that your stuff is safe and will never be lost.

“One place for all your scrap yard stuff, wherever you are.”

This cloud-based filing cabinet works hard to make sure that all your stuff is the same wherever you happen to be. Start a doc from a computer at HQ make edits from your phone at your local feeder yard, and finalize details from home on your tablet or phone.

With apps available for all your computersphones, and tablets, you can show off videos, automatically upload photos, or open documents from anywhere.

Simple sharing

Dropbox makes sharing easy. Invite your employees, accountant or marketing team to any folder in your account, and it’ll be as if you saved that folder straight to their computer.

You can send people links to specific files, photos, and folders in your making it perfect for team projects, sharing contracts, or sending FOB receipts.

Always safe

Even if your computer has a meltdown or your phone goes for a swim, your stuff is always safe  and can be restored in a snap. Dropbox is like a time machine that lets you undo mistakes and even undelete files you accidentally trash.

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Blogging 101: Make It Your Own

Blogging is Educational

When you are in a small industry such as the scrap industry, everybody is connected a bit more closely through business partners, communications, and projects. This also leads to other companies see everything that everyone else is doing with their latest trucking changes, new equipment, marketing tactics, and other business operations. 

When it comes to the online marketing world for the scrap metal industry, there are number of sources and leaders in the industry that display some great ideas and concepts to help their company get their name out there through their website, social media, blogging, and other avenues. It can be tempting to simply piggy-back on someone else’s idea and mold it into your own.

Be unique and don't copy other contentPart of growing your scrap business is by expanding and constantly progressing towards new goals and developments. When you are exploring, it can be very common to see someone else’s idea and wish that you had thought of it first. But taking someone else’s idea or concept can give you a bigger headache than trying to think of your next big revelation. Continue reading

Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media

do's and don'ts of social media

When creating your business profiles on social media channels it is important to recognize who your audience is and what information they want to see through your channel. It can be very easy and tempting to just start copying and pasting things from other similar businesses who have a social media presence in your industry. While it may seem like you are “borrowing” content and pictures from them, it actually is a very big “no-no” in the social media world.

Social Media Has It’s Own Set of Rules

Below are some of the basic Do’s & Don’ts of social media marketing for your scrap yard and auto salvage yard:

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LinkedIn Helpful Hints for Scrap Yard Personnel

Once you’ve set up your LinkedIn Profile for either personal or company use, here are some tips.

Photos are important for LinkedIn.  A head-shot works best and  make sure the picture is cropped correctly, features you and not your family/friends.  People who don’t know you will have trouble defining who you are.

Keep your content up to date.  It makes connecting with others easier.  If you leave a job take off that email and update it ASAP.  If you’re looking for a job, make sure your profile makes that known too.

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