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What Did the Holidays Do for the Secondary Smartphone Market?

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Feb 14, 2017 1:32:00 AM

secondary smartphone market trendsBetween Q4 2015 and Q3 2016, the smartphone buyback programs returned $2 billion to consumers.

Last quarter, $710 million was put in U.S. customer hands as the result of mobile phone buyback/trade-in programs.

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Topics: Secondary Market, Mobile Device Industry Trends

6 Ways to Build a Connected Future: CES 2017 and AT&T Developer Summit

Posted by Dave Ronis on Feb 6, 2017 1:59:48 AM

CES 2017 Connected FutureIn the end, CES 2017 came as advertised—a massive exhibition for companies to showcase the latest innovation in consumer smart technology. 

But if you’ve ever spent time in sales, you know that attending these big shows means wall-to-wall meetings rather than a casual few days walking the show floor.

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Topics: CES, IoT, smart device, connected devices

Are You Overlooking Mobile Trade-Ins as a Source of New Sales?

Posted by Dave Ronis on Feb 2, 2017 5:02:00 AM

Creating new sales from mobile trade-insOdds are, customers aren’t beating down your door to buy mobile phone accessories.

Sure, you’ll help the occasional patron who walks in only needing a protective case, but all in all, it’s new phones that draw most customers into your store. 

Aside from promoting new phone sales, there is another way to boost the sale of accessories: mobile trade-ins.

 

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Topics: Mobile Trade-In Program

Why Smartwatch Trade-in Programs Should Be on Your Radar

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jan 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Smartwatch Trade-in ProgramWhen the Apple Watch was rolled out in April 2015, it seemed almost everyone had to own one.

It quickly became, at the time, the best-selling wearable device and earned rave reviews for its appeal as a fashion accessory.

More than a year later, sales have slipped but demand remains steady, drumming up anticipation that Apple will unveil a new version of the watch.

Soon, the original Apple Watch will be the “old” version and consumers will look to upgrade and get value for the first model.

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Topics: mobile trade-in, IoT, smartwatch

What Makes Mobile Accessories the "All Stars" of Trade-In Programs?

Posted by Jim Gibadlo on Jan 29, 2017 7:26:08 AM

Mobile Accessories and Trade-InsAs far as consumer attention goes, the smartphone has become today’s television. Many of us are walking around with $700+ computers in our pockets, which have given rise to an evergrowing mobile trade-in market.

But as trade-in programs grow, there’s an opportunity growing alongside the importance of smartphones—the mobile accessories market. 

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Topics: Mobile Device Trade-In

Transparency in Mobile Trade-in Transactions

Posted by Bik Singh on Jan 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Transparency in mobile trade-in transactionsThere are many steps to a mobile device trade-in transaction.

In fact there are so many, that without a proper view of the entire process, retailers cannot  fully assess the effectiveness of their program. 

For full transparency of the mobile device trade-in process, all trade-in transactions need to be analyzed, tracked and reported.

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Topics: mobile trade-in, mobile trade-in tips

Competition on the Rise in Secondary Smartphone Market: iPhone v. Pixel

Posted by Chintan Shah on Jan 16, 2017 2:47:25 AM

Pixel v iPhone.pngAfter years of collaborating with OEMs to create Google-branded Nexus devices, Google has gone the way of Apple and decided to make its own hardware. 

Since Apple and Google released their flagship hardware in September and October 2016, respectively, the debates have raged on—should you buy an iPhone 7 or a Pixel?

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Topics: Mobile Device Trade-In, Secondary Market

Before You Become an App Hoarder, Read This First

Posted by Deanne Gittens on Jan 10, 2017 8:35:14 AM

How many apps do you need?.pngSome of us get obsessed by reality TV. I’ll be the first to admit I was like that with Storage Wars, partly because of the cast of characters, partly out of amazement for the stuff people leave behind.

Did they or their loved ones lose track of what was in storage, or was it personal setbacks that prevented them from paying the storage fees? 

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Topics: Mobile Apps

How Refurbished Mobile Phones Can Improve the Medical Industry

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Dec 22, 2016 4:56:45 AM

Refurbished Mobile Phones for Medical IndustryThe expansion of mobile and wireless technologies around the world and availability of affordable mobile devices has provided an unprecedented opportunity for more effective health-related information and healthcare delivery in emerging markets.

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Topics: refurbished phones, medical industry

Staying Relevant in the Era of Smart Technology: GSMA Mobility Live!

Posted by Dave Ronis on Dec 15, 2016 9:43:44 AM

Smart Technology in the CityWe’re no strangers to The GSMA’s series of Mobility Live events

Just last month we joined industry experts in Atlanta for Mobility Live North America and were proud to be part of the first Mobility Live event in India, in October.

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Topics: IoT, smartwatch, smart cities

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