Have you heard of Flipswap? It’s a new universal buy-back program for cell phones. Business owners can visit the Flipswap Inc. website and sign up for the service.
All business owners need to do is set up the program on a computer that has internet access and they are ready to begin using Flipswap.
The Flipswap program allows merchants to offer rebates to their customers who want to trade in their current cellphone. Presumably the customer will be trading in their cell phone in order to purchase a brand new one from the store. Win win – the business offers a service that makes their customer happy, and if all goes well they make a sale when a customer purchases a new mobile phone.
The merchant will be able to use the web based software to look up guaranteed quotes for the mobile phone that their customer wants to trade in. The software works like a blue book and gives a trade-in value for any phone – in any condition.
Once the merchant knows the trade in value of the phone they can issue a store credit to their customer.
Flipswap also provides their clients with pre-paid shipping labels so they make it easy for merchants to send used phones to the Flipswap warehouse where the old phones will be refurbished and used domestically, abroad, or recycled. Naturally Flipswap also reimburses the merchant for the trade in value that the merchant passed on to their customer.
If you own a store and you sell mobile phones look into the Flipswap service. It sounds like a fantastic idea to me.