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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: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Processing and Liquidation

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 Trade-in Solutions, Device Processing and Liquidation

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: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Processing and Liquidation

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: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Processing and Liquidation

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 Trade-in Solutions, Device Processing and Liquidation

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