The blog from team WholeCell on best practices for device wholesalers

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Introducing the WholeCell <> QuickBooks Integration

Dec 07, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Now you can automatically sync your financial information from WholeCell to QuickBooks. Purchase Orders, invoices, and inventory value come over in a snap.


Updates 10/2/2018: UI Design, Device Catalog MGMT, Purchase Order Progress, and Add-To Offer/Order

Oct 02, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Today WholeCell got an exciting new design, a place to manage your device catalog, expected metrics on Purchase Orders, and better methods for adding inventory to Offer Analyses and Sales Orders. Check it out!

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Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2018!

Sep 11, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Are you headed to MWC/CTIA this year? We'll be attending Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles September 12-14, and we have some exciting things to share.

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Updates 8/14/2018: Bulk Inventory Actions

Aug 14, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Now you can add inventory in bulk to an offer analysis, an order, or a process batch. You can also make quick changes to groups of inventory right from the bulk actions menu (previously only possible from a Process Batch). This should speed-up workflow significantly when managing inventory in volume.

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Updates 7/24/2018: Bulk Pricing, Erasing Purchase Orders, etc.

Jul 24, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Today we've added some new features and bug fixes to WholeCell. Bulk Pricing now allows you to set your wholesale list price (the price shown to customers in reports and on our for_sale widget) in bulk by your choice of model groupings. Purchase Orders can be erased now (hooray!), and the ability to bulk-price devices on an order is back by popular demand. Other updates and bug fixes under the hood improve WholeCell's speed and reliability.

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WholeCell Offer Analysis: your secret weapon for sales

Jun 07, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Offer Analysis gives your sales reps the power to see immediate analytics behind an offer from your customer. Gross margin, gross profit, and average age of inventory show up instantly for the entire order, and for every single phone.

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Spreadsheet Uploads: upload your inventory

Jun 05, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

At long last, spreadsheet uploads for inventory are here! If you use testing software or get spreadsheet lists of incoming phones from your suppliers, adding inventory to WholeCell just got much faster. Starting today you can upload a spreadsheet of inventory and map the grades and conditions directly to your existing ones in WholeCell. It's quick and painless.

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Use CopyTables to capture online tables (like a wizard)

May 15, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

As a phone wholesaler you're looking at tables and excel spreadsheets all day long. There's a table on almost every page in WholeCell, and we know you want to take that information and use it in other places. Adding CopyTables (for free) to Chrome lets you copy and paste specific cells or columns from any online table into Excel, Google Sheets, Numbers, or whatever app you use to edit your spreadsheets.

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WholeCell Process Batches: bulk edit for business

May 08, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

WholeCell Process Batches endow their creator with <b>divine bulk editing powers</b>. You can use Process Batches to describe a batch of phones you're submitting to an unlocking service, or a group of devices that are all being sent off for repair. Maybe you just have a bin of phones that are waiting for special testing. Process Batches are flexible and provide a history trail so you can see who, what, when, and why.

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WholeCell Reports: download your inventory

May 06, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

WholeCell Reports give you the power to download your inventory with whatever format or grouping you need. Some customers care about device color, some don't. Some care about variant, but others are fine buying whatever variant as long as it's "Unlocked". Different customers want to see your inventory in different ways.


Erase and activate iPhones in bulk with Configurator 2

Mar 17, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

Restoring and activating multiple iPhones or iPads at a time is a chore. We searched for a faster method for years. In the last few years Apple released a free tool that helps you erase AND skip the activation hassle on iOS devices in bulk. If you're processing 100+ iPhones or iPads, it will save you hours.


How to ship cell phones and tablets (with contained lithium ion batteries)

Mar 10, 2018 by Brennan Zelener

There's a correct way to ship cellphones, tablets, and laptops in bulk. We've seen what can happen when a wholesaler ships their devices without the proper markings -- it can lead to cancellation of a shipping account. We reviewed the IATA rules for shipping devices which contain lithium ion batteries and took a certification course. Read through for a synopsis that can save you time and money.

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