Why Many Carriers Require R2 Certification

Why Many Carriers Require R2 Certification

Anyone operating in the used mobile phone ecosystem has heard of R2 certification (responsible recycling certification). R2 certification is a company-wide certification that follows the industry-recognized R2 standard seat by the R2 Technical…
What Rumors About Apple's 5G Release in 2020 Could Mean for Resellers

What Rumors About Apple's 5G Release in 2020 Could Mean for Resellers

It is looking likely that Apple's 2020 iPhone launch will include a total of four new 5G-capable devices. Most insiders had suspected this and many were confident that 2019 would be the year of 5G-capable devices for Apple. As resellers know,…

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…