Mobile Madness – the Explosion of the Mobile Secondary Market

If the mobile market has shown us anything, it’s that phones are living longer and longer. No, this doesn’t mean flip phones with green screens are making a comeback. But it does mean that in today’s technology world, it’s not…

Mar 05 2020 · 3 min read

A View of Global Dynamics in Mobile Returns

This article examines the global dynamics of the mobile secondary market and how returns are helping shape the industry from the U.S. to China. The topic was recently discussed at the Reverse Logistics Association Conference & Expo 2019. Quick Facts:…

Mar 14 2019 · 4 min read

Lessons Learned: from Phones to Watches in the Secondary Market

This article takes a look at the smartwatch secondary market; including exclusive B-Stock analysis and the reasons why smartwatches will most likely follow the same trends as phones but at a different scale. Quick Facts: Worldwide wearables market was forecasted…

Jan 24 2019 · 4 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

Where and Why the iPhone 6 Still has Resale Appeal

New research on who is buying what type of secondary market phone was released by Mobdata, a research agency based in Shanghai. Among the findings is that the majority of iPhone users in China are choosing the iPhone 6 model.…

Dec 03 2018 · 2 min read

Mobile Trade-In Data – iPhone X Maintains High Value

The secondary market for mobile phones is a $25B business that is predicted to grow 4-5x faster than the overall smartphone market. Annual upgrades and trade-in programs have played the biggest role in growing the mobile secondary market. The rise…

Nov 28 2018 · 1 min read

Sourcing trade-in devices for resale? Not all B2B channels are created equal

Continuous technology upgrades combined with the explosion of cell phone buyback, trade-in and refurbishing programs have created a robust secondary market for wireless devices. Consider this: the average person upgrades their phone every 22 months, most likely leveraging one of…

Aug 04 2017 · 1 min read

Our Newest Marketplace: Global Resale Liquidation Auctions

We are pleased to announce the launch of Global Resale’s B2B liquidation marketplace on B-Stock Sourcing. Global Resale Liquidation Auctions will give buyers access to bulk quantities of previously traded-in, tested and data-wiped technology devices including: cell phones, laptops, desktops,…

Feb 07 2017 · 1 min read

The Rise of Cell Phone Buyback Programs and B2B Marketplaces

The explosion of cell phone buyback and trade-in programs have created an influx of used devices available on the secondary market. Over the past couple years a shift has taken place in the way wireless retailers, manufacturers or cell phone…

Oct 07 2015 · 2 min read