eBay has launched its ‘Certified Refurbished’ program in the UK, allowing sellers and resellers to capitalize on the growing trend of ‘like new’ electronics.
Electronics from Dyson, Eve and GoPro are included, which have already been launched in Australia and the United States, while manufacturers and retailers of mobile devices are encouraged to register.
The rising cost of devices, coupled with a perceived lack of innovation in the market, has led to longer refresh cycles and slower sales of flagship handsets. Many consumers are more satisfied with older models and don’t want to pay for expensive handsets when looking for a new phone.
EBay Certified Refurbished
These trends, coupled with an increased focus on sustainability, have led to a growth in the refurbished market and an increase in the quality and availability of used devices.
eBay says refurbished finders have grown 300% per year on its platform and the goal is to instill confidence in buyers by making the shopping experience as close to buying new as possible.
Products sold on the hub are discounted up to 30% and have all been inspected, cleaned and refurbished to eBay criteria. All devices sold come with a 12-month warranty, free shipping, and a 30-day return policy.
“The demand for refurbished products has been increasing for some time, but we know that the main barrier for some consumers has been the perceived risk of purchasing a refurbished item,” said Matt Porter, senior business manager at eBay. UK.
“Our Certified Refurbished hub is designed to bring peace of mind to customers, allowing them to secure the products they love, like new for less and with the high quality they deserve.
“We are really looking forward to working with our vendors and brands on this business, allowing them to open up new revenue streams, maximize the margin on returns and also create a more sustainable supply chain.”