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Why Smartwatch Trade-in Programs Should Be on Your Radar

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jan 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Smartwatch Trade-in ProgramWhen the Apple Watch was rolled out in April 2015, it seemed almost everyone had to own one.

It quickly became, at the time, the best-selling wearable device and earned rave reviews for its appeal as a fashion accessory.

More than a year later, sales have slipped but demand remains steady, drumming up anticipation that Apple will unveil a new version of the watch.

Soon, the original Apple Watch will be the “old” version and consumers will look to upgrade and get value for the first model.

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Topics: Analytics, Omni-Channel Device Collection

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

Transparency in Mobile Trade-in Transactions

Posted by Bik Singh on Jan 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Transparency in mobile trade-in transactionsThere are many steps to a mobile device trade-in transaction.

In fact there are so many, that without a proper view of the entire process, retailers cannot  fully assess the effectiveness of their program. 

For full transparency of the mobile device trade-in process, all trade-in transactions need to be analyzed, tracked and reported.

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Topics: 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

Staying Relevant in the Era of Smart Technology: GSMA Mobility Live!

Posted by Dave Ronis on Dec 15, 2016 9:43:44 AM

Smart Technology in the CityWe’re no strangers to The GSMA’s series of Mobility Live events

Just last month we joined industry experts in Atlanta for Mobility Live North America and were proud to be part of the first Mobility Live event in India, in October.

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Topics: 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

6 KPIs to Analyze for a Successful Mobile Trade-in Program

Posted by Chintan Shah on Nov 21, 2016 8:03:35 AM

Mobile Trade In.jpgA mobile device trade-in program isn’t a mysterious operation that should be analyzed with guesswork or even trepidation. Such a program can indeed be scrutinized like any other transactional business process. 

Surely, your business has all the angles down when reviewing other types of store sales, expenses, employee performance and other key performance indicators (KPI).

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Topics: Analytics, Omni-Channel Device Collection

The Best iPhone 7 Trade-In Deals Are Done—Now What?

Posted by Chintan Shah on Oct 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A feiphone trade-in dealsw weeks ago, Stephanie Atkinson offered a comprehensive overview of the trade-in deals available to consumers  lookingfor an iPhone 7 upgrade.

Unfortunately, the “free iPhone 7 with iPhone 6/6s trade-in” deals at the 4 major carriers are already done.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection

The 3 Pillars of Reverse Logistics Optimization

Posted by Mike Leach on Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Mobile_Phones-1.jpgEven in the midst of digital transformation trends, reverse logistics operations tend to start with manual processes. A small team designates specific employees for tasks that suit them, and these manual processes become tribal knowledge amongst the staff. 

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection

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