Secondary mobile market tops $25b – exceeding demand for new products – and trend set to continue, says B-Stock

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, B-Stock releases iPhone X trade-in and used pricing report and urges providers to ensure consumer data is protected before re-selling B-Stock – the world’s largest B2B marketplace for trade-in and overstock mobile phones and devices – is reporting that the used phone market is currently worth $25 billion and growing faster than the primary market. Today, the average mobile phone will be used by two to three people before it is scrapped; as a result, the company is urging mobile providers and manufacturers to adequately…

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Could Rethinking Returns Help Rescue the High Street?

It’s a sad fact, but the traditional British high street is suffering more than ever before. With more than 24,000 shops closing their doors in the first six months of this year alone, overstock and returns specialist B-Stock has suggested a light needs to be thrown on retailers’ ongoing loss prevention. Ben Whitaker, Director EMEA at B-Stock, says: “The overall picture painted lately shows that our much-loved high street is changing, almost beyond recognition with huge names vanishing or at least struggling to stay relevant and appealing. “The usual reasons…

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‘Time to get ahead of the returns game’ says B-Stock

‘It’s time to start thinking seriously about the return value in consumer electronics’. That’s the message from returns and overstock specialists B-Stock as the annual flurry of video games released for Autumn and Christmas takes place. Ben Whitaker, Director EMEA at B-Stock, suggests that looking into the value of such products could well be a way to invigorate retailers, both those based in traditional brick and mortar stores and those using eCommerce platforms. Whitaker said: “A stark fact revealed recently by the Retail Gazette suggests returned goods are costing retailers…

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