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Sprint Offers LTE and Sales Incentive...

by on 04/16/2013 - 10:28 pm
Categories: Business Management, Prepaid Carriers

While the rest of the major carriers are warring over consumers, Sprint has decided to shift its strategy to cater to another important demographic: small businesses.
Sprint recently announced that it will be offering up to $150 in discounts for small businesses that purchase a Sprint smartphone and LTE broadband device. Not only that, but Sprint is throwing in credit of up $100 for ever customer they successfully manage to switch to Sprint.
Small businesses can earn up to $100 for every Sprint smartphone sold, which includes any iPhones and Samsung devices in Sprint’s product catalogue. This is on top of the $50 discount Sprint is offering for every sold LTE Tri Mode USB or Sierra 4 ...

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How to Become a Prepaid Wireless Dealer

by on 04/16/2013 - 09:40 pm
Categories: Business Management, Prepaid Carriers

I’ve been in the prepaid business for over two years and in the wireless business for far longer. I often get asked how I became a prepaid dealer, and I am surprised that not more people do the same.
The funny thing is, it’s easier to become a prepaid dealer than people think.
It’s a lot of hard work, but if you do your research and set yourself up right, prepaid dealing can be a great way to earn additional income for yourself and your family. And if you’ve got the knack for it, it can even be your main source of income, just like it is for me.
But getting started as a prepaid dealer can be incredibly confusing if you don’t know where to begin. To help you ...

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5 Tips to Succeeding as a Prepaid Dea...

by on 04/08/2013 - 11:44 pm
Category: Business Management

One of the advantages of being a prepaid dealer is that you don’t need to take it on as a full-time job. Unfortunately, it can be particularly overwhelming for those who are forced to juggle a 9 to 5 alongside a monthly activation quota. 
However, here are five simple steps to help you succeed as a prepaid dealer even with a full-time job.
Manage Your Time
Time management is an important skill when managing a business, and becomes particularly critical when trying to juggle a prepaid dealership with a fulltime job. It’s important that you schedule your days accordingly, but not in a way that’s too idealistic. Be practical about how long it takes for you to d ...

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Knowing Your Customers: Who Uses Prep...

by on 04/04/2013 - 03:01 am
Category: Business Management

As prepaid numbers continue to grow, the kinds of people using them continue to vary. But as a prepaid dealer, it’s important to know the kind of customers that are attracted by prepaid service.
There are five main types of prepaid users; all with different buying patterns and monthly usage. While these customer types aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive, they should paint a pretty accurate picture of the kind of person who gravitates towards a prepaid plan.

Value Seekers
Value Seekers are prepaid users that hunt for value overall. This shouldn’t be mistaken for people looking for the lowest prices, but for the best deals. They want each and every cent to count toward ...

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How Small Businesses like Prepaid Dea...

by on 03/20/2013 - 06:43 am
Category: Business Management

2013 is shaping up to be a big year for small businesses, despite the usual economic fearmongering from naysayers. With around 23 million small businesses in the United States, accounting for more than half of the sales generated by the entire country, the nation is reliant on the efforts of small business owners to push the dollar forward.
And prepaid dealers are no different. With prepaid numbers on the rise, prepaid subscriptions, sales and overall activations are expected to continue their growth through the rest of the year. This is especially true as LTE and data usage continue to roll-out across the country for both prepaid and postpaid users.
From a small business standpoint,   ...

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How to Conduct Cheap Market Research ...

by on 03/20/2013 - 06:21 am
Category: Business Management

Market research is absolutely essentially for any kind of business. And while it may sound like something reserved for the biggest of corporations, even your prepaid dealership could benefit from a bit of market insight.
Unfortunately, good market research doesn’t come cheap. And when your profit margins are razor thin, hiring a professional research firm might not be the best option.
But there are a number of options you can do to get some market research without having to shaft your life savings.

Survey Your Customers
Knowing more about your customers is a great way of knowing how to get more customers. Even if you’re starting out with a few who pass by your store (or you ...

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5 Strategies when Selling to Budget-M...

by on 03/20/2013 - 07:48 am
Category: Business Management

Prepaid subscribers are a naturally budget-minded bunch. They are more particular about value, and are more cautious about letting go of their dollars even if it means a wallop of additional services.But there are unique advantages to selling prepaid wireless to even the most thrifty of folks:

Mobile wireless service has become a necessity. – Or close to it. Nowadays, anyone who is anyone needs to stay connected, even if it isn’t through a data plan. This makes wireless service somewhat like a utility.

Wireless prepaid is cheap. – You can literally buy a sim worth $8 and already be good to go. No contracts. No obligations. It doesn’t get cheaper than that. Pre ...

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5 Tips to Being a More Effective Prep...

by on 03/20/2013 - 12:14 am
Category: Business Management

Being a prepaid dealer means being able to sell prepaid sim cards, refills, activations and unlocked mobile phones. But the shoes of a salesperson is a tough one to fill. Sales is one of the hardest positions in any business, and a potential landmine for the uninitiated.
To help you along, here are five tips on becoming an effective prepaid salesperson.
Use Your ProductsNothing informs a salesperson more than their own products. Getting first hand experience with prepaid service is a great way of understanding its pros and cons. But this doesn’t mean you have to drop your postpaid subscription (if you have one). A lot of prepaid dealers are still on contract; and that’s not a p ...

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Five Tips to Being a Successful Prepa...

by on 03/20/2013 - 12:58 pm
Category: Business Management

Being a prepaid dealer can be as tough or as easy as you want it to be. Some prepaid dealers use it as a sideline to rake in some additional income alongside their day jobs, while others have made it their main source of revenue. Either way, like any job, you get as much as give.But when it comes to be a successful prepaid dealer, there are just some things that just can’t slip by you. If you’ve just signed-up to be a prepaid dealer, or if you’re struggling to turn a profit after slogging it out for some time, here are five tips that can hopefully turn your small prepaid business into a steady source of cash.
Know the Industry, Do Your Research
Although wireless prepaid ...

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How Will the T-Mobile-MetroPCS Merger...

by on 03/20/2013 - 01:32 pm
Categories: Business Management, Prepaid Carriers

If you’d had your ear to the ground these past few months, you would’ve already heard about the impending merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS; the fourth and fifth biggest wireless carriers in the country, respectively.It’s been a long negotiation between the two companies, but reports indicate that everything will finally reach its conclusion on the 12th of April, when the MetroPCS board finally votes on the merger.News is that MetroPCS has been under a lot of pressure from T-Mobile, but the unfavourable terms of the merger have made MetroPCS shareholders apprehensive about getting chummy with their major carrier counterpart.But what does a merger between T-Mobile and Met ...

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