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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: Device Processing and Liquidation

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: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

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: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

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: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

Basic Cell Phones Still Rule in Developing Countries

Posted by Deanne Gittens on Nov 29, 2016 8:39:17 AM

Basic Phone Developing Countries.pngIt was November 2015 and a group of us were having dinner in Montclair, New Jersey. The conversation turned to the type of smartphones we each had. 

My friend Joan pulled out her dinosaur of a phone – a Motorola C168i, and I (in retrospect I’m ashamed to say) had one of those you-must-be-kidding-me moments.

 

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

Are We Back to Carrier Subsidy Models?

Posted by Scott Wagner on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Almost a year ago, the final major U.S. wireless carrier eliminated its two-year contracts and people celebrated the end of constricting mobile plans.

One of the biggest perceived advantages was the simplicity and transparency that this change would bring to mobile service plans. However, over a year later, consumers are still left with confusing terms and conditions when purchasing new mobile phones.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

What Will Happen Now That Apple Has Discontinued iPhone 5s and 6?

Posted by Jonathan Edmondson on Oct 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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It’s fall and that means Apple has yet again unveiled a new iPhone. In what’s become a familiar ritual, consumers are excitedly pulling their new iPhone 7 models out of the box and again solidifying the smartphone’s hold on the tech marketplace.

As with every other introduction of a iPhone, the rollout of the iPhone 7 means the older models – which themselves were once the hot, new products – find a new position in the Apple hierarchy. All models that precede a new one drop a notch on the iPhone family tree.

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

iPhone 7 Trade-In Offers from the Top 4 US Carriers

Posted by Stephanie Atkinson on Sep 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

iphone 7 trade-in offersIn  a move that swept the headlines late last week, all 4 top U.S. wireless carriers are back in the business of discounting devices. No, we are not returning to device subsidies the way we were so accustomed to in the past, but with the launch of the iPhone 7 we are back in business in terms of getting a “discounted” device.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

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: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

Three Things to Do Before Trading-in Your Phone

Posted by Scott Bruce on Feb 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Competition is fierce among smartphone carriers and retailers, so terrific offers on upgrade and leasing plans have consumers perpetually thinking about trading-in their devices for the latest and greatest technology. If you’ve decided to upgrade, there are three steps essential to making the switch a smooth one.

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

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