The FT reports the online retailer is in the process of setting up a trade-in program for consumer electronics, letting customers swap products they’re not using for Amazon gift cards.
It’s an expansion of sorts for Amazon, which kicked off a video game trade-in program last year. That experiment was successful enough for the company to begin accepting DVD and college text book trades as well.
It’s also a move to stay competitive. Best Buy currently offers a similar program for laptops, mobile phones and other devices.
Amazon is reportedly in the process of recruiting software engineers to create the service. As yet, there’s no timeline for launch.