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From Drawers in the US, to Frontline Health Workers in Africa: Unlocking the Value in Used Smartphones

Posted by Biju Nair on Jul 25, 2017 9:36:36 AM

Africa Smartphone Health IndustryWhen you think of a used smartphone, you probably picture a mobile collecting dust in the back of a drawer. Something that is only brought back to life to tide you over when your current device is broken or lost, or as a hand-me-down to a friend or relative in need. But used smartphones shouldn’t just be destined for the drawer.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

The Benefits of Recycling Mobile Devices

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jul 10, 2017 1:53:40 AM

Benefits of Recycling Mobile Devices

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

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

Mastering Enterprise Mobile Device Trade-ins

Posted by Scott Bruce on Jun 14, 2017 1:16:22 AM

Enterprise Mobile Device Trade-ins

In the coming years, the vast majority of your employees will go mobile (if they haven’t already). IDC research found that the mobile workforce will grow to over 105 million people by 2020—over 70% of U.S. employees.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Q1 2017 Mobile Device Trade-in Data—Apple Continues to Ride High

Posted by Sanida Bratt on May 22, 2017 9:43:55 AM

Mobile Device Trade-In Data 2017Every quarter we compile data about the mobile device trade-in market. We look at the most-traded devices, the phones with the highest trade-in value, the money returned to consumers over the quarter, and more.

There’s a certain degree of consistency each quarter, but it’s good to have the baseline data to examine as industry trends come and go.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

iPhone 8 Is Coming-Is the Secondary Smartphone Market Prepared?

Posted by Chintan Shah on Apr 27, 2017 1:57:22 AM

Secondary Smartphone MarketIt seems like we’re just now starting to see the impact Apple’s iPhone 7 release has had on the secondary smartphone market. And yet, the latest-and-greatest iPhone is coming quickly.

Details about the iPhone 8 are still unclear, but it’s never too early to predict how the secondary market will react to the Q4 influx of used devices and trade-ins.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

Happy Earth Day 2017! How the Electronics Industry Can Contribute to a Sustainable Environment

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 23, 2017 3:57:18 AM

Sustainable EnvironmentOn April 22nd, we celebrated the 47th annual Earth Day with the rest of the world. The modern environmental movement that started in 1970 has never been more relevant than it is today—especially as the volume of electronics in the world increases exponentially.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

How to Boost Sales of Pre-Owned Mobile Phones with Data Analytics

Posted by Chintan Shah on Apr 5, 2017 12:57:42 AM

Boosting Pre-Owned Mobile Devices Sales with DataWith 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 pre-owned devices in their promotional efforts.

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

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Topics: Analytics, Device Processing and Liquidation

Transforming Wireless Carriers’ Market with Mobile Trade-in Technology

Posted by Karl Medina on Mar 20, 2017 9:53:57 AM

mobile trade-in technologyI remember the last time I went in to buy a new mobile phone at a carrier store—the store was small, located in an outdoor mall.

Inside, there were three sales reps helping different customers and a few groups of people ahead of me, in line. It took about 20 minutes, for which I browsed in the crowded store, until someone was able to help me.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

7 Surefire Ways to Increase Awareness of Your Mobile Buyback Solution

Posted by Dave Ronis on Mar 2, 2017 9:44:54 AM

mobile buyback solutionsCapturing a consumer’s attention is never easy. What's even harder—is to convince them to try something they haven’t even thought about.

That’s the battle retailers and carriers face as they try to convince consumers of the value of trading in used mobile devices.

A majority of consumers in the U.S., Australia and other countries, have been slow to embrace mobile buyback solutions and trade-in programs, and these devices end up forgotten in drawers or at the bottom of landfills, all over the world.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Refurbished Mobile Device Market: The New Smartphone Frontier

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Mar 1, 2017 1:22:28 AM

Refurbished Mobile Devices MarketSmartphones have become a near-universal extension of ourselves. In the United States, mobile penetration rates are nearing 80%, and about half of Americans have cut the cord entirely, solely functioning on their mobile phones.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

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