Flipkart Sell Back scheme launched; now, sell your used smartphones in a jiffy, know how to

Now, you can sell your used smartphone under the new Flipkart Sell Back programme. The service is available across 1700 pin codes in India.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:10 IST
Flipkart Sell Back programme is live at 1700 pin codes in India. (REUTERS)
Flipkart Sell Back programme is live at 1700 pin codes in India. (REUTERS)

Walmart-owned Flipkart has introduced a new Sell Back programme allowing users to sell their old smartphones on the e-commerce giant regardless of the brand. This will reduce the amount of e-waste that is generated by used smartphones and other gadgets. Initially, the Flipkart Sell Back scheme will allow users to sell smartphones only, however, the company says that it will be expanded to other categories as well. This programme was launched after Flipkart acquired an electronics re-commerce firm Yaantra. The new Flipkart Sell Back programme is available across 1,700 PIN codes in major cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, and more.

Flipkart said that the new Sell Back programme is live on the Flipkart app. The Sell Back option is located in the bottom bar. Buyers selling their used mobile phones will receive the right buy-back value in the form of a Flipkart Electronic Gift Voucher. Sellers will be told the value of their smartphone, based on their answers to simple questions – similar to the exchange programme on the e-commerce site. Once the customer fills all the details, a Flipkart executive will pick up the smartphone within 48 hours. Once done, Flipkart will verify the product and send an e-voucher to the customer in return for the smartphone.

Flipkart in its press release, cited an IDC report that suggests that there are nearly 125 million (approx.) used smartphones in India, out of which only 20 million reach the refurbished market. Almost 85% of the used smartphones end up in the garbage, which eventually increases the amount of e-waste in the environment. This program has been launched to solve this issue and provide users with a reliable platform to sell their smartphones and get the right buy-back value.

How to sell your used smartphone on Flipkart?

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Open the Flipkart app on your smartphone and go to the menu bar. You will see a new “Sell Back” option there.

Step 2:

Tap on that and you’ll be directed to the “Sell Back Program” page of Flipkart. 

Step 3:

Tap the “Sell Now” tab (any one of them) to begin the process and answer the questions like name of phone’s brand, IMEI number, and others.

Step 4:

Select your location and agree to the terms and conditions. The value of your used smartphone will be displayed. Confirm the same and the Flipkart will send an executive to collect your device within a day or two.

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First Published Date: 16 Feb, 08:13 IST
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