Category Archives: Blog

8 Wedding Technology Trends

About 60% of weddings take place between May and October in the United States. It’s the perfect time to celebrate because you can be both indoors and outdoors. Hand in hand with celebrating comes technology. While the bride and groom are the main attraction at the wedding, technology is arguably just as important for some. After all, copious […]

Upsie Summer Referral Cash Rewards

Earn Referral Cash It’s summertime and we’re celebrating with a promotion! Share your referral code with your friends and family. For first purchases made using your referral link, we will give you $10 in referral cash towards your next warranty purchase rather than $5. Your referral also gets 10% off. The fun doesn’t stop there. […]

Should you get a phone warranty?

If you’ve purchased a new smartphone, you’ve probably experienced that moment at the store. The uncomfortable one that makes you cringe every time. You’re about to checkout and the salesperson asks, “Would you like to add on a phone warranty?” Do you buy the expensive warranty that you hopefully will never need to use? Or […]

How to Save Money During a Home Remodel

#1: Plan out Your Entire Home Remodel Before You Begin It’s tempting to rush into a home remodel. When you have your heart set on one idea, you want to begin now! It can be quite tricky to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. However, it is so crucial to do […]

How to Save Big Money on Your Electronics Warranty

Did you know that most retailers profit more from your warranty purchases than from the products you buy? This is how the broken warranty system works today: Insurance carriers provide warranty products to retailers at marketable prices. The retailers see this as a great opportunity to turn a profit! They usually mark up warranties 100-500%, […]

How to Save Over $200 When Buying a New Smartphone

Did you know that phone carriers and retailers inflate their smartphone warranty margins? We’re not talking about 20% to make a profit, we’re talking about up to 900%! They’re literally taking your money and putting it in their pockets. SAY YES TO UPSIE. Luckily, there is a new warranty option that is way more affordable. It’s […]

Photography Tips for Beginners

Hey everyone! My name is Jamie Hiner and I am a photographer and videographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Capturing beautiful visuals became a passion of mine while taking a vacation to the Rocky Mountains in college. I didn’t know very much about photography back then, but spent subsequent years learning everything I could and perfecting my […]

The Best Ways to Keep your Devices Safe at the Beach

It’s officially summertime! For many, that means heading to one of the 6,063 beaches in the United States. While you may love laying in the sand and playing in the water, your electronic devices do not. So, if you’re heading to the beach soon, consider using one of these techniques to keep your devices safe. Buy […]

5 Things to Know Before Buying the Samsung Galaxy S9

#1: Dual Aperture Lens Some are saying that the S9 has the best camera on the market. This is because the rear camera has two aperture lenses that will switch automatically based on lighting. When it’s very dark, the F1.5 aperture lens allows more light in, so pictures come out brighter. Alternately, when it’s very […]

Upsie Oversubscribed in $1.7M fundraising round

Upsie is thrilled to announce that we officially closed our seed round of funding! This round will allow us to serve our customers by continuing to provide exceptional customer service, transparency and affordable prices. In order to do this, we will be hiring more top talent and significantly increasing our presence in the market. Fundraising […]

Techstars Retail – Week 2

Week #2 kicked off the first week of Mentor Madness, and madness it was! Think: 20-minute meetings with potential mentors, for 4 hours each day. The idea is to find a mentor that you can connect with and is interested in what your company is doing so that you are able to build a relationship […]

Techstars Retail – Week 1

Everything we heard about Techstars leading up to orientation is that the accelerator program will be a lot of hard work. You will experience long days filled with meetings, long nights playing catch up, and more information than one person can possibly comprehend. However, the outcome will be very rewarding. Five Days into the program, […]

3rd Party Cell Phone Insurance Concerns with T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand

In late June of 2015, T-Mobile released their JUMP! ON Demand smartphone plan to consumers. This plan allows customers to switch phones up to 3 times per year through a lease agreement. A concern that consumers have been facing is over the Premium Handset Protection (PHP) insurance provided through T-Mobile, compared to using a third party […]

Smartphone protection is a good thing when it’s affordable

If you have never been there, chances are that you will be there at some point in your phone’s life… There it is, your phone lying on the ground because you forgot it was on your lap when stepping out of your car. You reach down, please not today, you think to yourself as you […]

DON’T FALL PREY TO SCARE TACTICS

“What if it breaks? Can you really afford to buy a new one right away?” “Isn’t it important to you? It’s your sole communication for friends, family and business.” “How would you manage even a few days without it?” “Your life is on that phone. Your pictures, your contacts list. Think about it.” These are […]

“Why don’t you charge more?”

This is a question I get asked often in business meetings, and the answer is actually really simple: charging more goes against Upsie’s core values. Upsie was started with a very clear vision of creating a more positive warranty experience for customers. The industry’s unfortunate current state is not pleasant to endure. Contracts are full […]

Upsie Tekne Finalist

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Upsie as a finalist in the Startup category for the 2015 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 18. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership. Upsie is a new […]

Pumped up for Amazon Prime Day!

We are squealy-excited about Amazon Prime Day on July 15th! Cool new gear at Black Friday prices. Shiny tech and geek-tastic gadgets—get in our grubby little hands already! And because saving money and protecting your stuff is basically our lifeblood, we wanted to jump on the goodtimes bandwagon and offer a great Upsie deal to […]