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Cellular Dealer Market Launches Powerful New Web Site Bringing Together Wholesale Buyers and Sellers Worldwide of Cellular Phones, Parts and Accessories
DALLAS, TX - April 28, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Cellular phone distributors,
refurbishment centers, parts suppliers, accessory warehouses now have a new one-stop web
clearing house to advertise their mobile phone offerings. Cellulardealermarket.com, a B2B
site offers suppliers and buyers a low cost medium for listing products for sale or offers
to buy. Users subscribe to the site and, in so doing, have an additional location to place
product offerings and/or banner advertising. Buyers benefit from a one-stop shop for
browsing products from an abundance of different suppliers.
New, used and refurbished
phones, component parts, SIM cards and accessories are all available from suppliers
worldwide in a format that is free to buyers and easy to navigate. Links are provided so
buyers are able, from this one site, to directly contact the wholesalers for ordering or
"We've been watching the marketplace and have structured our new site to provide an
affordable alternative to wholesalers and their buyers," says Carolyn Sargent, of Cellular
Dealer Market. Ms. Sargent, who has been in the consumer electronics distribution and rep
business for 25 years, states "There are few alternative internet-based ways for the wide
assortment of wholesalers to broaden their footprint. We found only one website providing a
viable program out there, and we went to school on them," she adds with a grin. "What we
have just unveiled is a big improvement. Our current distributors are providing very
positive feedback after just a month of web presence."
Currently on the website at www.cellulardealermarket.com are wholesalers with
offerings running the gamut from new phones and accessories, to SIM cards, used carrier
returns, faceplates, batteries, remanufactured phones with no logo in plain boxes and much
more. The site has also proven valuable for volume buyers to advertise their needs for
product. And this after only 30 days online.
Where do these phones come from? Where do they go? Industry experts project that in 2004
there will be in excess of 500 million handsets sold worldwide, many will be refurbished
products and do not involve a new activation. End-users in more sophisticated markets are
trading their phones in for the latest models at an astonishing rate, a reality that is
unique to the mobile phone industry. New features, new cosmetics, a change of service
provider or just worn out phones are driving a huge market for used and refurbished
"We've not found anybody that really knows the size of this market, and we don't get
involved in the actual sale so it's difficult to say where most of the product ends up,"
Sargent says. In many third world countries the customers don't require the latest camera
phone with musical ringtones, they just need a phone that works. The growth in
refurbishment centers is creating a huge market for faceplates, batteries, SIM cards and
component parts. These too are traded via the new Cellular Dealer Market website. "We are
excited about the initial traffic on the site," says Sargent.
"Our fee structure is so low
that with one sale the wholesaler recoups their advertising expense several times over. Our
premium member program, the most popular, provides the wholesaler up to 18 product listings
When a distributor places a new listing for product, that listing remains on the site for a
full month and can be edited at will to update quantity, availability and features. The
format is simple to navigate by scrolling down the listings or searching to find what the
buyer is searching for, and then a click on the link provides more information about the
product offering and direct links to contact the seller.
For those distributors looking for growth opportunity beyond their normal selling channels
Cellular Dealer Market represents a unique window to reach out to buyers, large and small,
wherever there is access to the Internet. This is, no doubt, a shopping site that will be
found on an ever-increasing number of buyers' favorites lists.
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