College & University Trade-In

One Program. Three Solutions. Higher Values.

PowerON’s College & University Technology Trade-In Program offers three turnkey solutions.

1 In-Store: Easily create and complete trade-ins for walk-in customers.

2 Online: An online mail back trade-in solution, customized to your branding guidelines.

3 Departmental: An online web tool used to facilitate campus trade-in at the department level.

Offer your students, staff, faculty, and customers a safe, secure, and easy technology trade-in program. We want your trade-in program to drive in-store foot traffic, and enhance your customer experience. PowerON believes in building a collaborative partnership with stores to create lasting business relationships with each of our college and university partners.

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Download our College & University Technology Trade-In overview document, and discover the various trade-in solution options we can provide your store.

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PowerON College & University Technology Trade-In

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There are many trade-in programs being offered to college and university stores. PowerON's program offers a few distinct advantages that elevate our program above the others.

Includes More Eligible Devices

We accept Apple and non Apple devices for trade-in. You're customers will find multiple manufacturers within our various product categories (laptop, desktop, tablet, and phone).

10% Commission

Partners will receive commission payment for each trade-in. The commission is equal to 10% (ten percent) of the trade-in value. Commission checks are sent once a month.

Simplified Trade-In Process

Minimizing the product evaluation questions speeds up the trade-in process. We mitigate risk by using historical data to identify the most critical product evaluation questions.

Quotes Valid for 30 Days

All quotes are valid for thirty (30) days. We work with our partners, on a case by case basis, to offer quote terms extending past six (6) months for bulk opportunities.

Dedication to Partnership

Each partner is connected with a trade-in program manager. This manager requests feedback and fosters collaboration to improve all aspects of the trade-in program.

Packaging Materials & Shipping Included

Customers and partners incur no packaging and shipping expenses when using our trade-in programs. We will provide packaging and pay to have your device(s) shipped to our facility.

How It Works

The PowerON portal streamlines the in-store technology trade-in process for your employees to minutes. Giving precious time back to the customer and employee to focus on the sale of new product. The flexible solution handles single device trade-in from a consumer as well as hundreds of devices from a department at the college or university.

Create Quote

Use the trade-in portal to select the product. Confirm the condition and functionality of the device by answering product questions. Enter customer information to complete quote.

Customer Paid

The store will then pay the customer with a store gift card, or issue credit toward the purchase of a new device. PowerON does not participate in the payment to the customer.

Ship it Free

Use the provided free return shipping label. Packaging materials are available upon request. We use trusted carriers and track each shipment to protect the device while in transit.

Store Paid

The store will be issued 2 (two) checks on a monthly basis. One for reimbursement for the total trade-in value, and the second will be 10% (ten percent) commission of total value.


PowerON’s turnkey Trade-In Solution provides three solutions ideal for retailers, resellers, distributors, manufacturers, educational institutions, and nonprofits.

  • Convert trade-in values into new equipment sales
  • “Turnkey” solution - complete program management
  • NIST (800-88) and HIPAA compliant data security services
  • Proven solution (contracted partner of top manufacturers)
  • Completely transparent accounting and payment process
  • 24/7 real-time reporting web portal

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