Live Video Chat: Consumer Electronics Secondary Market Insights

Around 20% of consumer electronics purchases are returned: the biggest drivers include customer dissatisfaction and frustration with the product. Given constant technology upgrades and open boxes or torn packaging, many of the items cannot be resold as new, at full…

Sep 05 2019 · 1 min read

Mobile Secondary Market: Q2 2019 Insights

Each quarter we compile data from across our Mobile Marketplaces to create an overview of secondary market industry insights, including pricing data for devices across model, carrier, condition, color and SKU. The world’s largest wireless manufacturers, carriers, and trade-in companies…

Aug 27 2019 · 1 min read

New Data on Ecommerce & Return Policies

Quick Facts: 93 percent of shoppers say a free return policy is important 60 percent of respondents “would buy again” from a brand that offers free returns and exchanges 70 percent of consumers say they’re “deterred from buying online by…

Aug 01 2019 · 4 min read

How Resellers Can Navigate the Secondary Retail Market

Lots of people make a business out of buying and then reselling liquidation inventory. To be successful, it’s important to learn about the secondary retail market, especially when it comes to sourcing inventory for your business. In this article, we’ll…

Jul 31 2019 · 5 min read

Why the Trade Wars May Lead to Excess Inventory (and what to do about it)

The ongoing trade war with China and the threat of increased tariffs coming down the pike has many retailers buying increased amounts of inventory now to avoid higher pricing later. While at first blush this sounds like a good strategy—buy…

Jul 23 2019 · 3 min read

Selling Secondary Market Consumer Electronics

The secondary market for consumer electronics consists of refurbishers, repair technicians, and manufacturers all networking with each other for the common goal of extending the life of electronic devices. When the life of a consumer electronic is extended, it does…

Jul 18 2019 · 5 min read

Major Appliances, Trade Tariffs & the Secondary Retail Market

Recent reports by Reuters show that U.S. retail sales increased in May by 0.5%; an indicator that the economy could be on the upswing after many reports showing weak data. In addition, after releasing negative losses in April, financial reports…

Jul 16 2019 · 3 min read

CTIA 2019 Survey Shows Explosive Mobile Growth

Quick Facts: 82% growth in mobile data from 2017 to 2018 Mobile data traffic grew from 12.89 trillion MBs to a total of 28.58 trillion 9.6% increase in time talking on mobile phones from 2017 15.8% increase in text messaging…

Jul 08 2019 · 4 min read

Digital Flipbook: Five Ways To Offset Loss For Excess Inventory + Protect Your Brand

When it comes to excess merchandise challenges – due to store closures or high rates of shelf pulls, overstocks, and customer returns – every retailer and manufacturer should have a secondary market solution. The best ones allow for a fast…

Jun 25 2019 · 1 min read

4 Tips to Become an Online ‘Power Seller’

The popularity of the resale industry continues to pick up steam. In fact, according to a recent resale report by ThredUp (an online consignment and thrift store), the apparel resale market is expected to reach $51 billion by 2023. This…

Jun 11 2019 · 3 min read