New Startup Launches In-House iPhone & iPad Recommerce Marketplace

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UpgradeSwap's mission is to give sellers more money for their used devices and at the same time bringing down the prices of used smartphones and tablets for buyers so that people can upgrade more frequently.

Recommerce seems to be everywhere. New websites are popping up left and right and claiming to buy your used iPhone or iPad. The big problem is that there aren’t many places to go when you want to buy used iPhones and iPads. Enter

UpgradeSwap is unique in that not only can you sell your iPhone and iPad on the site and get paid top dollar through the company before you have to ship, but you can also buy these used mobile devices that were traded in from users. It’s recommerce at its best!

In an industry first, UpgradeSwap created a way for users to get paid before actually having to ship their device to the processing facility. This is possible because users upload photos of their device, along with some other information and UpgradeSwap reviews the submitted details via its internal verification system online. As long as the seller abides by the site’s requirements, the user is instantly paid through PayPal and the free shipping box and prepaid label gets sent to their shipping address. If one doesn't want to upload photos, UpgradeSwap also offers a “get paid by check” option. The "get paid before you ship" approach is much more efficient because the internal review process can be completed online. Once UpgradeSwap receives the device, they prepare it for resale with a specific internal refurbishing process.

“UpgradeSwap’s mission is to offer a fast, safe, easy, and transparent way for users to buy and sell mobile devices at amazing prices without fees,” said Founder and CEO Jonathan Martis.

In addition to buying back smartphones and tablets, UpgradeSwap also sells devices for the lowest prices you can find, with each device purchased including free two-day shipping. This is possible because UpgradeSwap takes less margin and passes these savings to the buyer.

Each cellular device listed on has a certificate showing background details related to the item so you will know if the device has been reported lost or stolen; similar to a history report you can obtain for a car when purchasing it from a private party.

UpgradeSwap is serious about safety and security, and one way they prove this is by giving users a way to see that the device they’re buying is free from any carrier blacklists, by way of the background check certificate provided. In addition to that, sellers must be PayPal Verified if being paid before they ship.

The fact that UpgradeSwap pays top dollar for devices and also allows you to buy these items from them for the lowest prices, makes it clear that they are in the business of making their customers happy.

“UpgradeSwap's mission is to give sellers more money for their used mobile devices and at the same time bringing down the prices of used smartphones and tablets for buyers so that people can upgrade more frequently,” said Martis.

UpgradeSwap is shaking up the industry by offering high payouts to sellers and low prices for buyers all while keeping the quality control at a high level, which is possible because of its internally run business.

This is the way buying and selling a smartphone or tablet should be, with UpgradeSwap it is.

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