How to Sell Corporate Smartphones in Bulk
These days, selling used smartphones has never been more prevalent or lucrative. Many large retail chains that sell electronics not only refurbish and resell used cell phones, but also have buyback programs for consumer electronics that can earn their customers some extra cash. Gone are the days of secondhand electronics sitting and collecting dust at a local thrift store or pawn shop. Currently, the buying and reselling of used electronics, especially smartphones, is a booming business that has creatively been dubbed “recommerce.”
Driving Factors Behind the Dawn of the Age of “Recommerce”
The sale and resale of used electronics has become popular for a number of reasons. To begin with, more people are buying newer technology more often than ever before. Chances are you have a friend or family member who simply must have the newest iPhone as soon as it comes out. Instead of writing their “old” device off as a loss, that person likely has a decent chunk of change awaiting them pending the sale of their used device. This also incentivizes many people to maintain their lightly-used devices such as smartphones in mint or near-mint condition.
Another huge driving factor behind the used electronics market is the simple fact that technological progress is slowing down. Whereas ten or twenty years ago the newest generation of technology was truly bigger and better than the last, many of the technological changes we are witnessing in consumer electronics (even smartphones) from year to year are comparatively incremental. This has resulted in used electronics losing their resale value much more slowly, once again driving up the demand for buying and selling pre-owned electronics.
Due to supply and demand for used electronics, many services and businesses have been created around their purchase and resale. Buyback has become a profitable niche business while corporations, schools and other organizations are taking full advantage of the bulk & corporate electronics buyback incentives.
How Corporate and Consumer Smartphone Resale Differ
While many of the factors influencing the consumer electronics buyback and resale market may apply to the corporate electronics market, there are some noted distinctions to be made, especially when it comes to smartphones. First and foremost, quantity is king with corporate resale. Corporate sales of used smartphones almost always occur in bulk. If a business is looking to sell their department’s used corporate phones, many consumer buyback programs simply will not accept bulk sales.
An additional consideration for the sale of bulk corporate smartphones is environmental impact. If a used smartphone or electronic device is simply too damaged or outdated, part or all of it may end up in a landfill if processed through some consumer buyback programs. While the ecological footprint is much smaller for the disposal of a single consumer device, the environmental implications for dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of devices processed through corporate buybacks has the potential to be much greater. Some buyback responsible companies like Secure Buyback, are committed to environmental sustainability and process all smartphones, cell phones & tablets through its zero-landfill recycling system which is powered by GRC Wireless, a device recycling industry leader with over 10 million cell phones, smartphones & tablets recycled since its founding in 2002.
Lastly, corporate smartphones may store confidential or proprietary business data that can result in unsecured access by a third-party during buyback or resale. From contact lists and confidential communications, to corporate account logins and sensitive financial information, unsecured data can wreak havoc on your company if they were to end up in the wrong hands. Data sanitization as a part of your corporate smartphone buyback is paramount.
Selling Your Used Corporate Smartphones in Bulk
A reputable smartphone buyback service is essential when selling your used corporate smartphones, especially in bulk. Newer and less experienced electronic buyback services may try to come off as reputable, but it can be difficult to ascertain without a proven track record. Secure Buyback has been a leading corporate device buyback service since 2002.
At Secure Buyback, quantity is our specialty. Our bulk corporate smartphone buyback program has been successfully bulk buying from 5 to 5000 devices. Consumer buyback programs may require you to individually process, package, and submit each device, but as a service that is dedicated to bulk buyback, we keep our process simple to save you time and money. Secure Buyback boasts an easy three-step process for you to sell your used corporate smartphones in bulk:
- Get a Price Quote
Simply describe your devices, their general condition, and list quantities. One of our team members will get back to you with a quote.
- Ship to Us for Free
Once you are ready to checkout with us, you will receive our Buyback kit by mail. This kit includes a FedEx shipping label (at no cost to you), a packing list, and quick and easy instructions for shipping.
- Get Paid Top Dollar
Once we test and inspect your devices, we will reach out to you about the final value of your devices. Get paid top dollar for your used smartphones and receive a detailed Secure Buyback report with your check!
As a service that processes bulk electronics, we take our responsibility to limit our ecological impact seriously. Secure Buyback is committed to a 100% zero landfill recycling system through a three-pronged approach: re-use, reclamation, and refining. Smartphones and other devices we receive are re-used if they are fully-functional, extending their life cycle and keeping them out of landfills. Smartphones that are locked or damaged undergo our reclamation process, in which we salvage usable parts for the refurbishment of other electronic devices. If a device is outdated or damaged in a way that renders it unusable or its parts unable to be reclaimed, we refine or extract materials such as precious metals and rare earth elements from your device. All of these approaches ensure the eco-friendly buyback of bulk smartphones.
As discussed previously, data sanitization during the processing of corporate smartphones is imperative. Secure Buyback is a leader in data security when it comes to buyback of corporate smartphones. As a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Secure Buyback is committed to ensuring your devices undergo Department of Defense 5520.20-M data erasure protocols to protect sensitive company data.
With a simple three-step process designed for bulk smartphone resale, a commitment towards eco-friendly electronics processing, and unparalleled data security, it’s no wonder Secure Buyback has recycled over 10 million devices since 2002. Be sure to contact us for your free quote today!