Category Archives: Blog

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 spring break season and roughly 53% of Millennials will be going on vacation this year. Cancun, Orlando and San Jose Del Cabo are the top three spring break travel destinations. What do they all have in common? Warm temperatures and sandy beaches! While you might love those two things, your electronic devices do not. […]

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 […]

Worth it?

There are a lot of questions to consider when you’re buying a warranty. For one, is the cost for purchasing it worth it? Let’s do some math and really dig into this one. Say you purchase a $999.99 Samsung TV from Best Buy. You get it home and 15 months later, the bulb blows. The […]

How it Works

We get questions all the time about the warranty industry and how it works. We won’t bore you with heavy legal info and insurance talk. The simple answer is this: insurance companies give a price to the seller. That price is based off of data saying a line of products (TVs, smartphones, etc.) will break […]

Upsie Launches

We are extremely excited to introduce Upsie to everyone. We have been working for two years, talking to people, negotiating with investors, building out a world-class team and tweaking the technology. So, why the warranty industry? Well, it’s been very clear that it needs a lot of work. We instantly saw the problems that technology […]