Flipping Over Wireless Trade-Ins
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.
“We took [FlipSwap's] product and essentially used it to both close sales and get repeat customers back to the store to upgrade their handsets,” said Jamie Rich, vice president of Parrot Cellular, an AT&T-authorized dealer with more than 80 storefronts in California. “It’s been a morale booster for our employees because they now have a different product to offer that customers love.”