Online retailer Flipkart has announced a new sell back program for those who want to sell their used smartphones online. Under this program, buyback value will be provided in the form of Flipkart electronic gift vouchers. This new program is already live at 1700 pin codes across the country.
Old smartphones can now be sold on Flipkart
According to the e-commerce platform, this sell back program is applicable for all smartphones, whether purchased through Flipkart or not. Further categories will also be launched later this year.
The Flipkart Sell Back Program has been announced following the acquisition of electronics re-commerce platform, Yantra. The objective of this program is to solve the problem of e-garbage on priority basis. This will allow users to sell these used devices and buy any other product with the earnings.
According to reports, there are around 125 million used smartphones in India and only 20 million units reach the refurbished market. About 85 percent of these used smartphones end up in landfills and add to the e-waste in the environment. The program has been introduced to address this issue and provide customers with a trusted platform that will allow them to sell their devices and get a great buyback value.
How to use Flipkart Sell Back Program
If you want to sell your used smartphone through the Flipkart sell back program, then you can take a look at the steps given below.
step 1: First of all, you have to install the Flipkart app on your smartphone and then open it.
Step 2: Now, you have to go to the menu bar and click on the option of Sell Back.
Step 3: Now you will be redirected to the Sell Back Program page.
Step 4: Now, click on the tab of “Sell Now” to start the process.
Step 5: Now here you will be asked for details like brand name, IMEI number, you will have to enter it.
Step 6: Finally, you have to enter your location and then accept the terms and conditions.
Step 7: As soon as you confirm it, the price of your smartphone will be shown.
After this a Flipkart executive will come to pick up your smartphone within 48 hours. As soon as the verification process is completed, the buyers will be issued a Flipkart electronic gift voucher within hours. Users can use those vouchers to buy anything through Flipkart.
In this way, if you also have an old mobile phone and you want to sell it, then you can sell it in this Flipkart Sell Back Program and after that you can buy anything on Flipkart with vouchers. However, at present it is available only on 1700 pin codes.