Online marketplace for pre-owned smartphones invited as a top exhibitor to global tech conference.
Miami, FL, April 30, 2015 –(PR.com)– Miami-based startup Cellmefree has been selected to participate at Collision Conference at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, May 5-6, 2015.
Collision is a new major US tech conference organized by the team behind Web Summit.
Founders of Twitter, Pinterest, Netflix, Skype, Zappos, Tesla, Dropbox and hundreds more have attended this event. During two days, tech startups from around the world will network and meet with high-profile investors. “We are really excited by the opportunity to be part of this event,” says Marc Thoumyre, CEO and Founder of Cellmefree. “We are looking forward to meet leading investors and tech influencers,” he adds.
More than 15,000 startups applied to be a part of Collision 2015 but only 800 startups were selected. Cellmefree, a price comparison marketplace for pre-owned phones, was one of them.
The site allows consumers find the best deal to buy or sell their devices. The process is simple and fast, they pick up the model they want to buy or sell and instantly get quotes for their device.
Upgrading for the latest smartphones becomes now easy and affordable. “Beyond providing cheaper access to technology, our goal is to promote a virtuous way to consume where your unused items can find a second life,” says Marc Thoumyre, Founder and CEO.
Unlike P2P marketplaces, Cellmefree only partners with a network of professional recyclers to provide high quality refurbished devices: all are rigorously tested and come with a warranty return period.
Selling devices is also a hassle-free process: users can pick the best offer from trusted and professional buyers and get paid in cash. For example, users looking to upgrade for the latest iPhone 6 can trade-in their old iPhone 5S for as much as $235. “Our ambition is to become the US first second-hand marketplace for cell phones by offering users premium customer service, safe transactions and competitive prices,” he adds.
2-year contracts with subsidized phones are coming to an end: T-Mobile stopped offering 2-year plans and, according to Android Authority, AT&T should soon follow the same path. No-contract plans are on the rise and will represent 90% of the market in 5 years. They undeniably offer cheaper communication cost but they don’t provide handsets.
Inspired by European mobile market where consumers rarely buy their phones from their carriers, Cellmefree displays a wide range of offers for unlocked phones, as well as devices working on all major carriers.
Buying a pre-owned cell phone is the perfect bundle for a new generation of users who need to upgrade their devices frequently without being trapped in a 2-year plan.
Recommerce industry is booming, as consumers are more aware than ever that selling their used devices get them value to purchase new ones. With always new products launching, staying up-to-date becomes expensive. Trade-in to trade-up is now the best option to keep up with the latest technologies in fast-moving sectors as electronics.
Cellmefree is a B2C marketplace aiming to stand out as a key actor in the promising yet fragmented Recommerce market by providing a better access to technology and an exceptional customer experience.
Founded by French entrepreneurs Marc Thoumyre and Stanislas Humeau, Cellmefree is backed by a board of first-class advisors like Fabrice Grinda, Internet entrepreneur and investor (OLX.com, Zingy, Aucland) and Jose Marin (IG Expansion, DeRemate). The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.