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W D M shadow inventory. Dealers that sell unlocked GSM phones or other electronics may find this option particularly appealing. The revenue potential doesn’t stop there. How about another little sliver of the prepaid phone market? That’s right, BaZoing! can cut you in on the 30-day “top up” action. BaZoing!, it seems, hates to pass up a revenue opportunity. But then again, who does? Major carriers like Cricket, Simple Mobile, T-mobile , AT&T and Verizon are currently participating. BaZoing! says it is working to add Boost, Metro and other prepaid carriers. Their partnership with Clear Line Mobile and Cell Partners brings a complete airtime refill option to your website. Your customer can go online any time of the day and add minutes to their phone. The phone numbers are authenticated before the customer is charged (in case the customer accidently enters their home phone number or an incorrect number) and the minutes are loaded in near real time. Dealers will make a generous commission from every top up just like they would in store. The only obvious drawback is the online processing fee that eats away at a merchant’s profit. But you weren’t going to “top up” someone’s phone at 2 a.m. anyway. Properly managed, your commissions from this service alone could cover your monthly BaZoing! fee. BaZoing! got off the ground back in 2008 at Wireless Dealer Magazine’s very first Expo. Founder, Tom Hanberg, likes to point out his custom site-building company, Skyhound Internet, has been around since 1998. He says it was his experience owning and running two wireless retail stores that gave him the vision for BaZoing! “Solid solution, reasonable price,” according to Tom Hanberg, “It really is as simple as that.” You be the judge. Test drive BaZoing! They are offering a 5-day free trial redeemable at www.bazoing.com or by calling 800-927-3074. Wireless Dealer Magazine readers can save $50 on the initial setup fee by entering referral code WDMS when signing up. 117


Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue
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