Environmental Feature — 17 December 2018

Payment-for-handset style service delivers a sustainable and instant approach to disposing of smartphones, with a focus on price

Gazelle, owned by parent company ecoATM and leading marketplace to trade in and purchase smartphones in the United States, today announced the installation of five new kiosks to the West Midlands. Based in Chemsley Wood, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kettering, Newlands, Castle Bromwich and Redditch, respectively, Gazelle’s five kiosks offer West Midlands residents the chance to trade in their phone for instant payment through direct deposit or PayPal, and the assurance that the devices will be recycled or given a second life responsibly.

The installations of the kiosks in the West Midlands make up the first of many kiosks to be installed across the greater United Kingdom over the next six months.

“Gazelle is about instant reward, with no salesperson, no fine print and no long delivery times – you receive payment, on the spot, for the devices that you no longer use,” said Yanyan Ji, SVP, Marketing & GM, e-Commerce at Gazelle. “Since 2008, we have provided this widely popular service to millions of customers in the U.S.; giving them peace-of-mind when recycling their phones while also rewarding them with a truly competitive price. We are both excited and optimistic about our first venture outside of our country of origin and are looking forward to providing the same trusted and renowned service to West Midlands-based consumers.”

Since 2008, Gazelle, together with parent company, ecoATM, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., have diverted over 17 million devices from landfills in the U.S. This success has centred around offering a competitive and fair price for consumers’ pre-owned devices and recycling them responsibly or giving them second life through refurbishment for resale online and to wholesale buyers abroad.

Device pricing is determined by the model, specific condition and value in the preowned smartphone market. Gazelle continuously monitors the secondary market and adjusts its prices to reflect it, ensuring that new customers from West Midlands receive quotes, and subsequently payment, that are both instant and fair.

For more information and pricing, please visit https://uk.gazelle.com/.

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