Sell Devices Online to Earn Some Cash Back!

sell devices onlineSmart-devices like phones and tablets are becoming more and more integral to society and culture, with no signs of slowing down. Because of how frequently technology improves and how often new products are released, it can be difficult to reasonably afford those ever-enticing upgrades. If you didn’t know already, there are other options out there that can save you some money. My current favorite option is the ability to sell devices online, and buy a (used) upgrade at the same time. This lets you get cash back on old devices that would otherwise collect dust.

I recently did business with a company called Goodcellas. It turns out, they’re a good place to sell iPad online. I made a decent chunk of change from trading in my old one, and was able put that money towards an iPhone for less than what it’d cost completely new.

I like recommending online companies like Goodcellas because they represent an alternative for consumers. It might feel like a bit of a process at first, but the savings from buying and selling used tech will typically speak for itself. It’s especially useful if you want to avoid restrictive phone contracts with your carrier, because oftentimes those contracts end up being more expensive in the long run.

The ability to sell devices online is something that I hope becomes more prevalent in the future, if only because it means less phones being thrown out or going to waste. If you look up facts about electronic waste in America, you might be shocked about how much we collectively throw away. In some small way, doing this extends the effective life of devices when might be dumped and forgotten otherwise.

Anyway, if you are planning on selling your i-device, you should make sure that all of your personal data is wiped and your files are backed up elsewhere, just in case. I included a video below as a guide to help you if you need it.

National Packaging Design Day: May 7

Celebrating the Design Industry and Designers

In honor of my new web design and marketing blog, and National Packaging Design Day 2016 around the corner, I am dedicating my first blog post to packaging design. Packaging design is the first impression of a product because the exterior is the first thing the consumer sees. It plays a very significant role in marketing and branding, so it’s important that it’s done right. If your company doesn’t have the proper design and digital marketing team, your branding might already be lacking. Every product needs packaging, so don’t miss the opportunity to use it as a message for your brand.

Some key elements of web design include colors, fonts, shapes, textures, and materials used. Whatever elements are decided upon, they should reflect the product and the brand. Some are made to be interactive, while others are made simply to be attractive. Today, more than ever, we know how important it is to be visual. In the marketing world, consumers respond best to visual content. This includes photos and videos on social media, infographics, packaging design, and more! Can you think of other ways visual content wins?

Let’s take a peek at some of my favorite packaging designs to give you a better idea:


I personally LOVE packaging design and the innovative designs I see in the stores. I know that packaging design works on me because I’m always picking up the coolest looking products. Like anything else, you have to apply the quote, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but it’s hard to sometimes. I would hope that the product underneath the packaging is an honest and quality one, but consumers need to be responsible with their choices. Next time you’re in the store, pay attention to the different packaging designs out there, it may sway your purchases and give you ideas for your own company.