How Apple's Aggressive Trade-In Promotion and Shipping Schedule Are Impacting the Secondhand Market This Winter

The secondhand iPhone market recently paid close attention when Apple CEO, Tim Cook shared that the company is seeing five times the trade-in volume when compared to this time last year. While at first glance this is a surprising metric, it…

How to Unlock Cell Phones

Unlocked cell phones are handsets that aren’t tied to a particular carrier or contract. They are popular with wholesalers and retailers because unlocked phones have a larger market than locked phones. For instance, a device that is locked…

The iPhone Forecast for the Holidays

Higher than expected sales of the iPhone 11 have led to a glut of pre-holiday trade-ins, and that's good news for resellers. iPhones are a popular gift during the holidays, and due to high sales volumes of the iPhone 11, this year's secondhand…

Why Resellers Need Shipping Insurance

Shipping insurance exists to protect you when incoming inventory gets lost, stolen, or damaged in transit. You might think your suppliers will cover the cost of replacement handsets, but it’s common in the used phone industry for orders to…

How to Sell Used Cell Phones Online

The market for used phones has grown year over year since 2017, which means there are more opportunities than ever before for motivated resellers to make a profit. Thanks to robust ecommerce platforms and reliable wholesale cell phone suppliers,…

Best Shipping Practices for Resellers

Using the right shipping company when you’re ordering inventory is crucial to your business’ success. You can’t get product into the hands of your customers until that product gets to you. Choosing the wrong option when you’re restocking…

What Retailers and Wholesalers Need to Know About iPhone Color Preferences

Retailers and wholesalers should consider the most popular cell phone colors when restocking. The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and other models come in a range of colors, and there’s no simple answer to the question of which…

Why You Need a Resale Certificate

If you are a domestic retailer or wholesaler of used phones and you are purchasing from a US based supplier, the chances are that you will need to provide your supplier with a resale certificate. Be careful not to confuse a resale certificate…

How to Evaluate a Wholesale Phone Distributor's Testing Procedure

Wholesale cell phones distributors often have vastly different testing and grading standards. While both are critical, it is important to understand that testing and grading are fundamentally different. Grading, as discussed in a recent post,…