Retailers Make Money From Used Cell Phones
Ask yourself a question: How many used cell phones do you have shoved in a drawer somewhere? What about your family and friends? Chances are, if you collected all of them, you’d have quite a bounty of electronic waste. Of course, you’ve had little choice, since there have been few options for recycling cell phones. But FlipSwap is trying to change that.
Not only do you now have an option for recycling the phone, but you can make a buck off of it too. And if you’re a consumer electronics retailer, you can accept those phones in your store and give your customers store credit in return. Chances are consumers in the market for a new phone would rather buy it from the store that will give them credit for their used phone, as well as the promise to dispose of it in an environmentally sound manner?
In an age when there’s iPhone and then every other product, or when something like the RAZR hits only every few years, a differentiation like this could help boost your wireless sales.