Refurbishing Consumer Electronics and the Secondary Market

Now is a great time to enter the secondary market as a repair technician, especially if you love tinkering with old computers and newer cell phones. In this article, we’ll cover many of the biggest topics facing consumer electronics and…

May 08 2019 · 17 min read

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the R2 Standard

The R2 Standard was originally developed to prevent the misuse and improper recycling of electronic waste. Currently, the SERI institute defines the R2 Standard as, “the premier global environmental, worker health and safety standard for the electronics refurbishing and recycling…

May 03 2019 · 16 min read

R2 Certifications and Why They Matter

If you’re a buyer who purchases and resells used cell phones (or maybe you’re thinking about getting into it), you’ve probably seen the term “R2 Certification” floating around. Many of the big carriers and manufacturers of electronic devices require that…

Mar 25 2019 · 3 min read

Mobile Team Heads to Barcelona for MWC ‘19

And onto the next show! This time we’re heading to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The show – which runs February 25-28 – is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile phone industry where industry leaders network, showcase, and exchange…

Feb 13 2019 · 2 min read

R2 Certification Opens Doors of Opportunity

The rise of the mobile secondary market is well underway. With local liquidators becoming a thing of the past, the majority of wireless providers and manufacturers are now selling trade-in and overstock phones, smart devices, and accessories through B2B online…

Jan 18 2019 · 2 min read

Mobile Market Focused on Repair & Refurb

For the past decade smartphone sales have experienced explosive growth. But new reports show that the market for new smartphones dropped 1% from a year ago. Indicators show that the smartphone market has matured and people are holding on to…

Dec 04 2018 · 4 min read

Discover B-Stock’s Secondary Mobile Marketplace Platform

Secondary Market Insights Secondary mobile market is estimated at $25B – and it is growing in the U.S. Used smartphone market will grow 4-5x faster than overall smartphone market Annual upgrades and trade-in programs have played biggest role in growth…

Jun 13 2018 · 2 min read

B-Stock Joins CTIA Working Group

B-Stock is pleased to announce we’ve joined the CTIA Working Group dedicated to Reverse Logistics & Service Quality (RLSQ). Through this membership we’ll collaborate alongside a select group of top wireless retailers and OEMS who are thought leaders and influencers…

Mar 23 2018 · 2 min read

Universal Conditioning Codes for the Mobile Secondary Market

The mobile secondary market is in the early stages of development. New rules are currently being written and it’s important to stay current with the latest information. What is decided today will have an impact on how business is conducted…

Jan 08 2018 · 2 min read

What R2 Certification Means for the Mobile Secondary Market

The current mobile phone market is growing exponentially and the rules are quickly changing. This is especially true for the secondary market, which alone is worth $25 billion. Let this data soak in: there’s an estimated 4.6 billion cell phones…

Nov 16 2017 · 4 min read