Carrefour has sent a statement regarding the introduction of a new product category in the offer: refurbished smartphones. They have entered into a partnership with Recommerce Group.
Where can I find refurbished smartphones sold by Carrefour?
- Carrefour Romania online store;
- physical stores in Băneasa, Orhideea (Bucharest), Botoșani, Brăila, Constanța, Târgu Jiu and Felicia (Iași);
- the distribution is to be extended to other Carrefour stores in Romania (from Q1 2022);
Recommerce Group has acquired a local startup called Fenix in 2021 and it is European leader in the refurbished smartphone market. In Romania it sells over 20 smartphone models, and the prices are up to 50% lower than the new models. In collaboration with Carrefour, they chose 6 models, from Samsung and Apple.
I looked through the list and discovered:
- iPhone 7 de 32 GB, Silver – 849 lei;
- iPhone 8 de 64 GB, Gold – 1149 lei;
- Samsung Galaxy S9 de 64 GB, Blue – 1349 lei;
- iPhone X de 64 GB, Gray – 1899 lei;
- Samsung Galaxy S10 de 128 GB, Silver – 1999 lei;
- iPhone Xs, Gold – 2279 lei.
I leave it to you in the comments section to tell you what you think of the prices displayed for the list of refurbished smartphones that have arrived on the shelves of Carrefour.
Vincent Arnault, Carrefour Romania Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager stated: “For us, as an organization but also as a team, the most important thing is to always look to the future, anticipating the needs of consumers, as well as to consider the sustainability of our plans. We are always happy to discover partners who share our vision, and Recommerce comes with an excellent offer for our customers who want more environmentally friendly or affordable options when it comes to smartphones. We have a whole green platform, focused on transforming plastic into a currency, as part of the circular economy – We value plastic, and we maintain this ecological approach in all commercial aspects – from baskets for selective collection to recycling in our stores up to the organic and ecological packaging for our products or the support of the Rabla program for electronic equipment. We believe in the continuous life of products, through reuse, recycling or reconditioning activities. ”.
Gregoire Vigroux, entrepreneur, added: “We launched our start-up in April 2021, with the goal of becoming the leaders in the refurbished smartphone market in Eastern Europe. We target a market that includes approximately 10 countries in the region, starting with Romania, and records annual sales of over 50 million phones. Partnerships with reputable and powerful retailers such as Carrefour Romania, who share our passion for development, as well as the principles of sustainability, are the fastest way for us to become regional leaders. ”