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3 Challenges of Mobile Insurance Adoption

Posted by Joe Settimi on Jun 27, 2018 1:07:27 PM

shutterstock_89596924The mobile device insurance market is growing thanks to ever-increasing consumer dependence on smartphones. By providing consumers with peace of mind regarding mobile device damage and theft, mobile insurers are capitalizing on a market that’s expected to eclipse $27 billion by 2020.

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Topics: Device Insurance Solutions

How Mobile Device Grading Maximizes Value

Posted by Steve Pappas on Jun 25, 2018 11:01:25 AM

The secondary market for mobile devices has matured significantly in the last 5 to 7 years.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Can the US and Chinese Smartphone Markets Relax Just Yet?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jun 11, 2018 11:57:28 AM
US vs China (Smartphone Market)

It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride for US and China on talks of trade and tariffs. I am of course referring to the Trump administration who proposed a 25% tariff on some 1,300 Chinese imports, then agreeing to suspend the $150 billion in tariffs, but soon after said the US would move forward with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Dispelling Myths of the Secondary Smartphone Market

Posted by Steve Pappas on May 24, 2018 9:36:37 AM

secondary marketThe pre-smartphone days gave the secondary mobile device market a bad reputation.

Locked into two-year contracts for devices, any accident led to an inevitable trip to the carrier to receive a refurbished device. Malfunctioning refurbished devices caused reporters and bloggers to create content all about the dangers of embracing the secondary market.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Apple’s Q2 Earnings: Were they given a helping hand from the Secondary Device Market?

Posted by Biju Nair on May 9, 2018 11:25:54 AM

2018 Q2 HYLA Blog 6: Apple’s Q2 Earnings: Were they given a helping hand from the Secondary Device Market?Prior to Apple’s earnings, there was a lot of industry discussion about what its results would reveal, and how well the iPhone X had done in terms of shipments. According to newly released CIRP data, Apple’s iPhone 8 sales made up 23% of total iPhone sales for Q1, while the iPhone 8 Plus accounted for 21%, putting the lower-cost models at 44% of the market. CIRP stated that the iPhone X share fell from 20% to 16% in the December quarter, while combined sales of the iPhone 8 models rose three percentage points in the same period, up from 41%.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Squeeze More Value Out of Your Smartwatch

Posted by Jim Gibadlo on May 4, 2018 11:51:08 AM

A picture of smartwatch on a wristAbout a year ago, the topic of wearables was becoming a hot topic and the sense of smartwatch trade-ins had to be on the radar as new devices were being released. The secondary market for watches hadn’t formed yet, but high price points and growing sales made it seem inevitable.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Q1 2018 Mobile Trade-In Data: The Secondary Market Gains Momentum

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 25, 2018 8:39:17 AM

 

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Every quarter, we analyze our trade-in processing data to get a sense of how the secondary market for mobile devices is growing. While there are definitely patterns in the peaks and valleys throughout the year, one things is clear—trade-ins are becoming an increasingly-vital piece of the buying process.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Happy Earth Day: How the Mobile Device Market Impacts Sustainability

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 23, 2018 8:53:10 AM

 

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April 22, 2018, marked the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. The day that we take a step back and think about how our actions impact the environment.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Employee Experiences Can Make or Break Enterprise Trade-Ins

Posted by Marci Hetzel on Apr 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

2 employees looking at a smartphone showing how employee experiences can make or break enterprise trade-insPart of the reason that trade-in programs are gaining momentum for carriers is that the process has become much easier over the years. What was once a low-value, high-friction trade-in experience has been streamlined thanks to new technology.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection

Data Sanitization: Putting Your Business Security Concerns at Ease

Posted by Scott Bruce on Apr 4, 2018 4:10:29 PM

A public hand sanitizer station symbolizing data sanitizationEvery time a hardware upgrade cycle comes full-circle, a closet somewhere in the office gets more packed with retired phones and mobile devices. For many tech managers, trading those devices in can seem like more trouble than it’s worth.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

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