Resell For Environmental Impact, What It looks Like in Real Life

The last month has not been easy. A series of hurricanes devastated many cities in the Caribbean as well as mainland America. Flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh killed nearly 1,200 people and shut down thousands of schools. Wildfires raged through deforested lands, destroying homes and people’s livelihoods on their way.

Scientists and nearly everyone in the business community recognize these events as partially caused by climate change and the impact of overproduction on our planet.

We, Melltoo, recognize that mass production drives people to consume more and burn up more gases to produce enough energy for our needs. All of this mass consumption is a primary cause of unseasonal weather, deforestation, droughts and flooding. After all, if we’re burning fuel, fracking, cutting and over-cultivating, new strange events will happen.

We launched Impacter because of our belief that selling second hand can play a powerful part in helping reduce overconsumption. We want to add a third “R” to the 3Rs, reduce, reuse, recycle and RESELL. We want to stand for responsible consumerism. We want to stand for responsible business.

Since day one, our goal has always been to give our users the best classifieds experience ever. We facilitate their buying, selling, shipping and payment all in one app. The Impacter initiative is our effort to approach a 7-star customer experience, where every member of the Melltoo community is not only a responsible consumer but ultimately an Impacter.

Impacter was launched on Android and iOS apps in October 2017. Impacter helps our community #Resell4aCause. Instead of hoarding stuff in your closet that you don’t use, simply list them for sale on Melltoo, turn them into cash that goes to support a cause you select. Impacter means that selling used items can be a force for good not only by reducing waste but also by giving back to social causes.

The idea has been cooking slowly through several iterations since last Spring and it truly reflects the ideals and values that Melltoo holds dearly. They are the same values of trust and no-waste (we’re the no-meetup classifieds after all!) that have guided our business since the beginning.

Morrad Irsane, CEO and Chief Value Officer for our brand and company: “We launched impacter to make a positive impact on society with the help of our community of buyers and sellers. The power to enact real positive change in society is up to us the people. If everyone makes the small step of reselling for a cause, the world will become a better place.”

For our users, it’s quite simple. User “Maryam” sells for a cause because it just makes sense.

How to Prepare Mobiles in UAE for Sale

It’s that time of the year, where Apple, Samsung and many other companies are talking about their new releases and you’re probably considering upgrading your phone. But, before you can consider buying another phone, you have to figure out what to do with the one you already have. If you want to get rid of it easily and conveniently, post it on Melltoo and let us handle payment and delivery on your behalf! But before you post your phone for sale, here are a couple of things that you need to take care of:

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Cross Platform/Device Migration

If you’re replacing your iPhone with Apple’s latest edition, then you should back up the data on your current phone and restore it on your new one. If you are transferring data from one Samsung to another, you can use Samsung Kies. However, in general, Androids don’t require any special software to migrate data. If, however, you’re switching from an iPhone to an Android or vice versa, backing up and restoring data on your new device isn’t going to work. So here are some things you should extract from your phone before performing a factory reset.

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 Contacts List

What’s a phone if you don’t have any phone numbers in it? And I’m sure you’re not planning to manually re-enter all 2,347 phone contacts in your new phone?! Here are 2 easy guides for backing up your contacts for an iPhone and an Android.

iOS: Back up with icloud.

Android: Sync with Gmail contacts.


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Some photos should be deleted and the I-just-woke-up Snapchat from your best friend or the accidental selfie should be the first to go. However, if you have videos of your family’s annual BBQ or a friend’s engagement party, make sure to backup those photos and videos, so you can transfer them to your new phone!

iOS: Import to your computer directly

iOS (alternative): Backup using iCloud or iTunes

Android: Import to your computer directly


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There are certain documents and files that you might want to have in your phone, such as audio files or .pdf files you refer to regularly. Don’t forget these!

iOS: Unfortunately, you can’t extract files from an iOS device, since they are linked to the app that opens them. For instance, a .pdf file is linked to you iBooks app. The only way to back up these files is to use iTunes. If you are still able to access the original source of the file (say from an email attachment or download from a website), you can use a cloud service like dropbox to back up your files. Using dropbox will allow you to migrate your files to either a new Android or another iPhone. Even if you’re moving from iPhone to iPhone, this might be a better alternative than backing up and restoring using iTunes since you might not want to migrate everything into your new phone.

Android: Same process as photos. Import to your computer directly.


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Whatsapp Conversations/Media

If you are one of the 500 million Whatsapp users in the world, chances are, you’re going to want to migrate some of your whatsapp conversations to your new phone. Thankfully, you can do this on both iPhones and Androids!



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Erasing/Resetting Phones to Factory Defaults

Ok, you’re done backing up your data, it’s time to erase everything and factory reset the phone. The last thing you want is for the new owner to discover something of a personal nature. Erase all your remaining data and happy selling!