November 28, 2012

Gazelle Invests in Protecting Consumer

Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has deployed CheckMENDTM, a cutting-edge tool designed to more accurately detect potentially stolen goods, including smartphones, tablets and computers. Developed by ReciperoTM, the largest U.S. consumer electronics background report service, CheckMEND compiles data from all major wireless carriers and...

Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has deployed CheckMENDTM, a cutting-edge tool designed to more accurately detect potentially stolen goods, including smartphones, tablets and computers. Developed by ReciperoTM, the largest U.S. consumer electronics background report service, CheckMEND compiles data from all major wireless carriers and law enforcement entities across the country (including the FBI), providing the most complete database of devices available. Gazelle is the first consumer electronics trade-in site to deploy CheckMEND and collaborate with Recipero to tailor the product to address the growing incidences of consumer electronics theft.

With the proliferation of high-end consumer electronics theft, the introduction of the CheckMEND tool comes at a good time. In fact, New York City’s Police Commissioner recently reported that Apple products represent more than 40 percent of stolen property in the city and San Francisco police report that nearly half of all robberies in the city in the past year have been cell phone related. 

“We are dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible, and part of that promise is to protect each customer’s personal data,” said Israel Ganot, CEO, Gazelle. “We always take security very seriously. With the CheckMEND deployment, we’re taking this to a new level, committing not only to the protection of a customer’s personal data when we receive the device, but also going the extra mile to ensure that any devices we accept are being sold by the rightful owner, thereby discouraging and preventing the theft of consumer electronics.” 

Recipero makes it possible to do a more thorough screening by checking a vast set of carrier and law enforcement sources for a much broader set of consumer electronics. With CheckMEND, Gazelle can now compare each inquiry against more than 150 billion records of information, including more than 50 billion items.

For more information on Gazelle’s CheckMEND tool, visit www.gazelle.com.

About Gazelle Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the risk and effort out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has accepted more than one million trade-ins, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. CheckMENDTM is a trademark of ReciperoTM.

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November 07, 2012

Gazelle Launches Referral Program

BOSTON, Mass. – November 7, 2012 – Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has launched a referral program to reward its customers for recommending the site to their friends. Spread the word about Gazelle and earn a $10 reward when your friend sells a gadget to Gazelle. Your friend will also receive a $10 gift card. Rewards are redeemable at...

BOSTON, Mass. – November 7, 2012 Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has launched a referral program to reward its customers for recommending the site to their friends. Spread the word about Gazelle and earn a $10 reward when your friend sells a gadget to Gazelle. Your friend will also receive a $10 gift card. Rewards are redeemable at Amazon.com, the iTunes Store, Zappos and more.

“We’re fortunate that the most common way customers hear about us is already from a friend or family member who had a great experience with Gazelle,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer at Gazelle. “We launched this program to thank our customers for the referrals and build on our word-of-mouth growth.”

Gazelle accepts high-end smartphones and Apple products. To start earning rewards for recommending your friends, register here. You can email a message or post a Gazelle recommendation via Facebook or Twitter, and when a friend is ready to transact, they simply access the Gazelle site via the unique link they received from you. Once the transaction is complete, both parties will receive their $10 reward. There is no limit on the number of friends you can refer but only referrals that have not previously transacted with Gazelle are eligible.  Other terms and conditions apply. To register or for more information visit here.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the effort and risk out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has accepted more than one million trade-ins, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

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September 05, 2012

Gazelle Reaches 1 Million Device Milestone

  Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the company received its one millionth trade-in. With the proliferation of smartphones and other consumer electronics, people have become more tech savvy, leading to more frequent device upgrades. Gazelle provides an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to trade-in used devices for cash, which can be ...

 

Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the company received its one millionth trade-in. With the proliferation of smartphones and other consumer electronics, people have become more tech savvy, leading to more frequent device upgrades. Gazelle provides an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to trade-in used devices for cash, which can be used to subsidize their next device purchase. The availability of the first iPhone in June 2007 and the first Android smart phone in October 2008 started a consumer device revolution. President Barack Obama, newly elected in November 2008, was the first president to own a personal BlackBerry. The Apple iPad, which launched in April 2010, sold more than 300,000 units on the first day. The changing presentation and capabilities of mobile devices make consumers want to get the newer, faster and sleeker devices. In fact, in asurvey [KA1] Gazelle completed last month, nearly 84 percent of respondents reported they plan to upgrade to the new iPhone--rumored to launch this month--with almost 45 percent explaining they planned to upgrade because they “just have to have the latest and greatest.”  Gazelle debuted in 2007, under the name Second Rotation, and accepted its first trade-in, a Motorola RAZR. Three years after its inception, Gazelle reached its 100,000 device milestone on February 3, 2010. Just two years later, Gazelle has received its one millionth device, a Samsung Galaxy S II. Gazelle’s technology timeline[KA2]  illustrates the extent of the technology evolution over just the last five years. “I’m proud of my team for such an incredible achievement,” said Israel Ganot, co-founder and CEO of Gazelle. “This milestone further positions Gazelle as an industry leader for consumers to trade-in used devices, one that consumers not only trust but come back to time and time again. I’m looking forward to seeing what new consumer products will be traded in over the next five years as we continue to watch the consumer device revolution unfold.” Gazelle currently focuses on high-end consumer products, including mostly Apple products and other smartphones. For more information on how you can trade in your used device, visit www.gazelle.com. About Gazelle Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the effort and risk out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has accepted more than one million trade-ins, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners.  Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple or any other product manufacturers.

 

 

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August 30, 2012

Gazelle Named to Inc. 500 for Third Consecutive Year

 BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) -  Gazelle, the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced that it was once again ranked on Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepre...

 BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) -  Gazelle, the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced that it was once again ranked on Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs. This is the third year in a row Gazelle has been recognized as one of the Inc. 500, joining Facebook on the prestigious list.

"It's an honor to be recognized as one of the Inc. 500 for the third consecutive year," said Israel Ganot, co-founder and CEO of Gazelle. "It's a testament to the dedication of each of our employees and the incredible customers we serve."

Gazelle was recognized for achieving 1,094 percent growth over the three year measurement period, securing its ranking as No. 344. The company also ranked No. 15 in terms of Boston-based businesses and No. 29 in the Consumer Products and Services category.

"To thrive as a business in the last three years has been a particularly difficult achievement considering the condition of the current economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg. "Those businesses which have continued to grow and develop are living testaments to the power of creativity, endurance and ingenuity, and represent the most competitive organizations to have represented the Inc. 500 in its history."

For more information on Gazelle, visit www.gazelle.com.

About Gazelle Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the effort and risk out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers trade in their used gadgets to upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

Media Contact Kristin Allaben for Gazelle 617-945-1915 gazelle@launchsquad.com

 

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August 20, 2012

Gazelle Extends Price Lock Guarantee

 Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the extension of its industry leading 30-day price lock programto help consumers take full advantage of the anticipatednew iPhone launch. Customers who elect to trade-in their iPhone to Gazelle between today and August 31will now have until October 1 to send in their phone. This allows them to get pre-la...

 Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the extension of its industry leading 30-day price lock programto help consumers take full advantage of the anticipatednew iPhone launch. Customers who elect to trade-in their iPhone to Gazelle between today and August 31will now have until October 1 to send in their phone. This allows them to get pre-launch values for their used iPhone while continuing to use their phone until the new one is available, widely rumored to happen on September 21.

“The majority of consumers aren’t comfortable being without a phone for any amount of time,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer for Gazelle. “But the value of used devices tends to be significantly higher before a new iPhone launches.This promotionallowsconsumers to lock in today’s valueandkeep their currentphoneuntil they have the new onein hand.”

 To take advantage of the extended price lock, simply go to Gazelle.com, select “iPhone,” tell us what model and carrier you have,as well as the condition of your phone. We’ll quoteyou a price and send you shipping materials for free. If we get your old iPhoneby October 1,we’ll send you cash. Consumers are also encouraged to pre-order their new iPhone to be sure they can take advantage of this offer, since it can be hard to get your hands on the new iPhone in the early days of a launch.Consumers are under no obligation to send in their phone, so if predictions of the new iPhone launch date turn out to be wrong, there’s no risk to the consumer.

For more information on Gazelle’s October 1 price lock guarantee, visit www.gazelle.com. About Gazelle Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the risk and effort out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers trade in their used gadgets to upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.  

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

Media Contact Erica Orthman/Kristin Allaben for Gazelle 617-945-1915 gazelle@launchsquad.com

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