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Looking to profit off of your trade-in mobile devices?
We can help answer some common questions that arise during the research process.
A carrier or OEM can sell various types of mobile devices in online B2B liquidation auctions, including:
These mobile phones that have advanced features, such as internet connectivity, touchscreens, and powerful processors. Popular models include Apple iPhones, Samsung’s Galaxy line, and Google Pixel phones.
These are portable touchscreen computers that are larger than smartphones but more compact than laptops. Sometimes they are enables with mobile networ connectivity. Some examples are Apple iPads, Samsung Galaxy tablets, and Amazon Fire tablets.
These electronic devices are designed to be worn on the body—think smartwatches, fitness trackers, and AR/VR headsets. Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, and Fitbit are some examples of this type of device.
Any of the devices names above that has been repaired or restored to like-new condition is considered refurbished. While often a generation or two old, these devices are popular among budget-conscious consumers.
Accessories include any items used to protect or enhance the functionality of the devices listed above, including cases, screen protectors, chargers, and headphones, to name a few.
In general, any product that a mobile carrier, OEM, or trade-in business wants to sell can be auctioned on B-Stock and, indeed, all of these item types are regularly sold on our platform. Our mobile experts can offer you further guidance on effective auction strategies for moving out each of these in a fast, efficient, and cost effective manner.
When looking to sell large quantities of mobile devices at a profit quickly and efficiently, mobile carriers, OEMs, and other businesses have a few options:
Sell through a B2B online liquidation auction platform
This involves selling mobile devices in bulk through an online auction platform that caters to business buyers. This can reach a large audience of potential buyers and allow for a quick sale of inventory in large quantities. B-Stock fits squarely into this model, which provides the best balance of sale price, cycle speed, efficiency, brand protection, brand control, compliance-oriented features, and sustainability.
Partner with a liquidation company
Liquidation companies specialize in purchasing excess inventory at a discount and then reselling it to other businesses or consumers. Although it’s a quick way to sell inventory in large quantities, this this approach to phone liquidation has some limitations. Unless your lots are offered on an open marketplace to a large body of potential buyers, you can never be sure you are securing the highest willingness to pay. Further, with most traditional liquidators, you’ll rely on a slow, non-automated sales process and have minimal control over where and how your devices are resold.
Offer promotions and discounts
Offering promotions and discounts can help mobile carriers or OEMs quickly sell off pre-owned inventory in large quantities. The downside is that this in-house approach still requires your businesses resources and attention. A fully managed solution such as B-Stock will allow large companies to focus solely on their core business rather than managing pre-owned device sales.
Sell to international markets
Mobile carriers or OEMs can sell their excess inventory to emerging international markets, where there may be a higher demand for more affordable brands or models. As While this can help to quickly sell off inventory in large quantities, handling this process in-house will require a business’ attention and resources. If a carrier or OEM wishes to take this approach to cell phone liquidation, it probably makes sense for them use a managed sale solution.
Bear in mind that every carrier and OEM will have different needs. That said, these businesses are increasingly turning to online B2B auctions, as they offer the optimal balance of profitability, cycle speed, efficiency, brand protection, brand control, compliance-oriented features, and sustainability.
Understanding the value of pre-owned mobile devices is critical for any carrier or OEM exploring cell phone liquidation. Here are some factors to consider when determining what you can expect to earn from these devices:
The condition of the mobile device is a significant factor in determining its value. The better the condition, the higher the value. Mobile devices in excellent condition can command a higher price than those with cosmetic or functional issues.
The age of the mobile device is also a factor in determining its value. Newer models may have a higher value than older models.
The make and model of the mobile device is another factor in determining its value. Some models may be in higher demand than others and may command a higher price.
The quantity of pre-owned mobile devices being sold can also affect the value. Selling a large quantity of devices at once may result in a lower per-unit price than selling individual devices.
Including accessories with the mobile devices, such as chargers and cases, can increase the overall value of the sale.
Mobile carriers or OEMs can also hire consulting firms to research the market value of similar pre-owned mobile devices. With an Enterprise-level subscription to B-Stock, however, mobile sellers will enjoy a fully managed experience. They need only to send manifest detailing what they would like to sell, and our team will estimate your recovery rate based on over a decade of network-wide sales data. Beyond these data-backed insights, B-Stock will handle the listing process and determine an ideal auction schedule based on your needs. When an auction concludes, email notifications will guide you through the simple shipping process. The platform will automatically document the transaction and collect payment from the buyer.
The warranty policies of cell phone liquidation auctions will vary depending on the platform, the seller, and the specific devices in question. Often, devices are sold "as is" or "with all faults." This essentially means there is no warranty or guarantee, and savvy buyers accept this risk as a part of doing business.
During the pre-owned cell phone liquidation process, carriers, OEMs, and trade-in businesses must take appropriate measures to protect customer data and confidential information. In fact, there are many state and federal laws concerned with consumer data, so information security is more than just a public relations concern. Here are some common considerations relevant to this topic:
Before any cell phone or electronic device finds itsa way to another owner, all data should be wiped using specialized software tools that completely overwrite storage. While the average person might assume the job is done after performing a factory reset, the device might not be completely clean of user data. This is why data wiping should be performed by trained personnel to ensure it is done correctly.
In addition to good data wiping practices, businesses interested in cell phone liquidation auctions will need to pick their partners carefully. When vetting any partner or buyer that will handle pre-owned devices, you must ensure that they have appropriate data security policies and current data security certifications. Any processor or business buyer that will be handling these cell phones should be able to provide their certifications and practices upon request.
If a device is too damaged or cannot be wiped of data, it should be physically destroyed. You can hire a certified electronics recycling company to do this properly, although it is on you as the owner to know when a device cannot be safely resold in compliance with data protection laws and ethics.
B-Stock allows its sellers to handpick their buyers to ensure that only vetted, trustworthy businesses have access to their inventory. Further, we can help you limit your liability by requiring buyers to show proof of current R2 certification.