Jul 09, 2020 by Brennan Zelener
If you've ever opened a Microsoft Excel file with cellular IMEIs/ESNs, you know the hassle: Excel converts your IMEIs and they end up in scientific notation like this: 3.21456E+17.
Apr 20, 2020 by Brennan Zelener
At long last, it's here. Want to create an order with 100 iPhone 7 32GB Black Unlocked without needing to pick those specific devices by ESN from your bins yet? Now you can.
Oct 27, 2019 by Brennan Zelener
Harry and I had a great time at Mobile World Congress in LA this year. We focused on meeting with existing WholeCell customers and asking "what are the top 3 things you want to see in WholeCell?"
Jun 18, 2019 by Brennan Zelener
Today we're announcing new pricing for WholeCell, including an unlimited plan for only $499 per month. Track unlimited phones in your inventory each month for a simple, flat rate.
Jan 17, 2019 by Brennan Zelener
Who were your top ten vendors in 2018? How about your top customers last January compared to this January? Did you sell more iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 last year? Now you can answer these questions in a few clicks with WholeCell's new top 10 analytics.
Jan 11, 2019 by Brennan Zelener
Happy holidays! As I write this, WholeCell has been live in production for just over a year. Harry and I began working on it in November 2017. We saw an opportunity to help device wholesalers manage and analyze their inventory, and we built WholeCell to be the platform for that.
Dec 06, 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.
Oct 01, 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!
Sep 10, 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.
Aug 13, 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.
Jul 23, 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.
Jun 06, 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.
Jun 04, 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.
May 14, 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.
May 07, 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.
May 05, 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.
Mar 16, 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.
Mar 09, 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.