Beneko is a responsible marketplace that is committed to working toward a sustainable future by using a PaaS (Products as a Service) business model and operating within the circular economy. In doing so, they are tackling some of the most detrimental environmental issues caused by over-consumption, excessive waste, and more specifically, E-waste. They offer users an alternative to traditional marketplaces by providing an eco-friendly, sustainable shopping experience that rewards customers with the absolute lowest prices.
The idea behind this innovative business models is simple: consumers use a small service fee to get access to the use of electronic devices and play a proactive role in a more planet-friendly way of using technology while saving money and only paying for what they use.
“We are not only helping consumers get great deals and sell their used devices for the best possible price, but we are also reducing e-waste by responsibly recycling unwanted devices returned from the consumers.” Stefan Durina – founder
But just how good are the deals? Let’s find out!
Below you fill find a downloadable list of some of the most popular products among existing Beneko app users.
Though prices are indicative, this list demonstrates the significant value Beneko provides to their users. For real time deals, you can download the app to browse the product catalogue or use the ‘Wishlist’ feature to get a quote on specific products you would like to have.
HOW IT WORKS:
Under the shop, use, return, repeat model customers are ensured they will never have to pay full price for their favorite electronics again. A small service fee of 5 Euro per month, charged quarterly, gives users access to the highly discounted deals inside the Beneko app while also providing them with quality services such as lifetime warranties and next business day repair on their devices.
Beneko is not only a more sustainable solution to our ever-growing consumption of technology, it’s also a more affordable way for consumers to use the latest devices and keep up to date with what’s new on the market. Instead of all the outright costs that come with buying devices, with Beneko, users simply pay a deposit and as long as their account is active, they may use the products for as long as they would like.
Users also have the unique freedom to return their device any time they choose and get a prorated return on their deposit based on the length of time they used the device. Effectively, this model allows users to only pay for what they really used, never the full price of the product.
What happens to the devices once they’ve been returned? Beneko ensures that every returned device is responsibly recycled or given a new home through the second-hand market so that the cycle of sustainability can continue while users get additional cash back.
Please note: if users do not pay their service fee, their account will be considered inactive. At this point, all products will need to be returned to Beneko and the warranty services will be void.