Transparency in Mobile Trade-in Transactions

Posted by Bik Singh on Aug 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

mobile trade-in transaction

There are many steps to a mobile device trade-in transaction – so many that without a proper view of the entire process, retailers won’t be able to fully assess the effectiveness of their programs.

For  full transparency of the trade-in process, all trade-in transactions need to be tracked and reported. If you’re a retailer or carrier, the best way to achieve transparency is by integrating all of your transactions into a single, comprehensive back-end management system.

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

Incentivize Consumers to Keep Using Your Trade-in Program

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jul 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM


shutterstock_415726771.jpgEnticing and satisfying customers so that they keep coming back into your store is not a new concept. It’s as old as commerce itself, but it’s easy to lose sight of that necessary goal in the day-to-day bustle of business. 

For businesses that have a mobile device trade-in program, incentivizing customers starts with the fact that your customer engagement should not simply end with the sale of a device or a customer’s sign up for a device financing plan.

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Topics: mobile trade-in, Mobile Trade-In Program

Creating New Sales from Used Mobile Phones

Posted by Dave Ronis on Jul 20, 2016 7:58:58 AM

used mobile phones

Odds 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 mobile phone sales, there is another way to boost the sale of accessories: trading in used mobile phones.


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Topics: mobile devices

The Benefits of Integrating Mobile Trade-in Programs at POS

Posted by Dave Ronis on Jul 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

mobile_trade_in_programsRetailers and wireless carriers could conceivably run a sales promotion every minute of the day. With scores of mobile devices to sell, and with older products constantly being replaced by newer models, carriers and retailers need to consistently move products. Creating promotional deals can help boost a retailer’s product sales.

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Topics: mobile trade-in

How to Boost Your Used Phone Sales

Posted by Chintan Shah on Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

used phone

With consumers trading-in their mobile devices more frequently when they purchase new ones, wireless carriers, retailers and OEMs have taken notice and started to include the sale of used devices in their promotional efforts.

For customers to qualify for some of the best deals for new devices, they must now have to trade-in their old devices.

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Topics: Mobile Device Trade-In, used phones

The Clock is Ticking: Start a Smartwatch Buyback Program Now

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jun 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Smartwatch_Buyback_Program1 When 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.. Indeed, someday 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, smart device

Increasing Awareness of Your Mobile Trade-in Program

Posted by Dave Ronis on Jun 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Mobile Trade-In

Capturing a consumer’s attention is never easy. It’s even harder to convince them to try something they haven’t ever really thought about.

That’s the battle retailers and carriers face as they try to convince consumers of the value of trading in their used mobile devices. A majority of consumers in the U.S., Australia and other countries have been slow to embrace device trade-in programs and these consumers either hold onto their old phones or they end up in landfills.

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Topics: mobile trade-in, Mobile Trade-In Program

Recycling Used Mobile Phones is a Valuable Proposition for Everyone

Posted by Biju Nair on May 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 Smartphones are just about everywhere. They have become the indispensable eleRecycling Used Mobile Phonesctronic device, and the numbers back it up: More than 1.4 billion smartphones were sold worldwide in 2015.

But there’s a flip side to this incredible purchasing trend: electronic waste. In the U.S. alone, more than 150 million smartphones are discarded annually. Consumers who are thrilled to dispose of the old to enjoy the new device and move on to a new one, may not realize how many devices end up in landfills, polluting anywhere between 1,200 to almost 5,000 gallons of ground water per device.

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Topics: Mobile Device Trade-In, Trade-in Device Solution

Transforming Transportation with Renewed Smartphones

Posted by Sanida Bratt on May 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM


The Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly emerging as an underlying ecosystem supporting the digital revolution. This idea of connecting devices — not just to a network, but to each other — is already altering many aspects of everyday life as it relates how we engage with retail, enable access to healthcare or make financial transactions just to name a few.

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Topics: mobile technology, renewed smartphones

The Benefits of Recycling Mobile Devices

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Recycling Mobile Devices


April is Earth Month, but a concerted effort on recycling mobile devices would make every month Earth Month.

Consumers love getting new cellphones. They typically upgrade their phones within 24 months on average. But rather than finding new use for their old devices, they either put them in a drawer or just throw them away. There is little activity when it comes to recycling mobile devices. 

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Topics: Recycling, Environmental, Mobile buy back solutions

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