TOKYO, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AWARDS Inc., a used cellphone consulting and distribution business (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hamakazu Awazu) announced that they have developed a dedicated system for used cellphones aimed at newcomers in the market. They will be show-casing this system at CEATEC JAPAN 2012.
Used cellphones have been attracting attention due to their purchase cost savings (up to a 90% discount), largely due to the escalating cost of cellphones and the cost of installment payments. The market size (units in circulation) has been increasing in proportion with the level of awareness of the availability of these used phones. A major research institute, MM Research Institute, announced that the number of used phones in circulation will reach 1.84 million by 2013. In addition, the spread of smartphones - already used by 1 in 4 people in Japan - is expected to spur the used cellphone market even further. Against this backdrop, there has been a flurry of new players looking for new business opportunities in this previously non-existent used phone market.
AWARDS has developed their dedicated system for newcomers in the market in line with their mission to 'spread the culture of used cellphones across Japan'.
Systems Name: Buyback system, Sales system, Inventory control system
Specs: Web application
Target devices: PC, Mac, Tablet, Smartphone
Target OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS
Target Carriers: NTT docomo, au, Softbank
Some companies have already started partnering with AWARDS. Across Japan, they have actual results with over 500 shops in partnership, including: general recycling shops, gold and platinum shops, ticket shops, discount stores, and agencies.
Representative: President, Hamakazu Awazu
Head office: 3F, 1-8-2 Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sales website: http://www.rakuten.co.jp/kamaya-awards/
SOURCE AWARDS Inc.