Breezy, a new marketplace for brand new smartphones and accessories, has recently launched its platform with the goal of providing flexible payment options for all customers, regardless of their credit type or financial background. The mission on their website states, “Breezy started with the idea that everyone should be able to get a brand new phone without having to pay up front.”
According to the Pew Research Center, around 85% of Americans own a smartphone in the US. The problem is that prices of smartphones have skyrocketed over the last decade. Most new Apple and Samsung models can cost upwards of $1,000, a sum that many Americans don’t feel comfortable paying for up front and in full.
While phone manufacturers like Apple and wireless service providers like Verizon and AT&T do offer financing options, Breezy believes it can offer an alternative marketplace for people who want unlocked phones and don’t want to end up stuck in a contract with a major phone company. In order to offer payment options that allow customers to shop first and pay later, Breezy has partnered with industry-leading financince partners Affirm and katapult. Customers are able to select the phone they’d like and quickly find out if they are approved for monthly payments. If customers are not approved by Affirm, they will immediately be qualified for approval through Katapult, giving them a better chance at ultimate approval and flexible monthly payments. In some cases, customers may be eligible to pay zero dollars down at their initial checkout.
“We love that Affirm & Katapult offer flexible, safe, and simple monthly payments options with no late fees,” says Breezy Co-founder Sean McMahon. “This is a big plus and allows our customers to get the phone they desire without breaking the bank.”
Breezy currently offers the newest Apple and Samsung models as well as a range of accessories including AirPods, charging Stations, and more. They handle all shipping and returns through their online marketplace and customer support team. Their website also states, “We know people have busy lives and don’t have time to waste in a store. So we’ve made a commitment to come to you, and not the other way around.”
Breezy has emerged at a time when customers are consistently looking for alternative payment options. With the prices of smartphones only growing, Breezy has the financing partners to make buying the latest device a stress-free experience for all.