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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

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

Finding Value in Mobile Device Retirement

Posted by Scott Bruce on Mar 21, 2018 1:40:45 PM

An iPhone about to go into the trash can symbolizing finding value in Mobile Device RetirementIn 2017, we watched over $2.1 billion transfer to U.S. customer hands through mobile device buyback and trade-in programs. And while your first reaction may be to think it’s all from consumer trade-ins, it’s important to recognize that businesses are part of this equation, too.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

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 Trade-in Solutions, Device Processing and Liquidation

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: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Processing and Liquidation

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 Trade-in Solutions, Device Processing and Liquidation

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 Trade-in Solutions, Device Processing and Liquidation

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: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Processing and Liquidation

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

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