Everyone has gone mobile. That’s the conclusion that can be made from a new report released this week by the research firm IHS. The new data found that 1.5 billion smartphone shipments will be made within the next four years. This is actually more than double the number of smartphones that were shipped in 2012.
“The possible slowing growth of the iPhone and the rapid pace of competitive smartphones releases speak to the ferocious nature of the handset business, especially now as the market continues to pivot from a market dominated by lower-end handsets known as feature phones to one that is increasingly smartphone-centric,” IHS senior analyst Wayne Lam said in a statement.
With such a growing number of users, what this means is that there will be even more repairs, parts to be shipped and disgruntled smartphone customers. This industry in itself is a booming business, at least according to industry experts that say they’ve never been busier when it comes to fixing these mobile devices.
ETrade Supply is a website that specializes in this sector of the economy. Established in 2006, it is a vertically integrated, international organization with operations in the United States, China and Hong Kong. The company is a phone parts retailer and provides post-sales consumer electronics solutions and services to customers for many brands, such as Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, and many more. It is engaged in the production of LCD digitizer assemblies, housings, RF components, cables and parts.
The firm states that it has been committed to growth and innovation and places utmost emphasis on vital and current industry knowledge to remain competitive. It is this in-depth market knowledge that enables ETrade Supply to satisfy customers in providing cutting edge products and services to consumers.
It is ETrade Supply’s vision to be a global leader in electronic parts distribution and technology solutions segment. The company has specialized facilities that are dedicated to OEM new, OEM reclaimed and contract production of electronics repair parts.
ETrade Supply is a parts supply chain that has expanded rapidly and has been able to fulfill its customers’ needs through its delivery of OEM specifications at competitive rates. The global organization also has an ETS Managed Consignment Inventory Program that provides parts on consignment to secure logistic points.
With ETrade Supply, clients can be assured of prompt shipping, quality assurance, technical support and industry leading prices on repair parts supply inventories. The company follows an ISO quality assurance process ensuring the delivery of the highest-quality product. It is the first enterprise within the electronic parts service industry to get the ISO9001 Certification. In addition, ETrade Supply has a QC team of more than 50 workers and also has hundreds of qualified testers – each product is closely inspected and tested before being shipped to the customer.
The company has an efficient supply chain base that continues to grow globally. It also has an equally effective and integrated distribution channel, which is able to deliver hundreds of thousands of units and repair parts every single month and provides flexible supply chain solutions using DHL, Hong Kong Post, FedEx, UPS and EMS
In order to keep up to date with its clients’ evolving purchasing methods, it maintains Visa and MasterCard payment systems, PayPal, Western Union, Wire Transfer and World Pay.