The average cellphone case costs between $30 and $40 at mall kiosks, with $40 being the average for Apple iPhone 4 smartphones, according to CaseEscape. Sturdier, waterproof cases can approach $100 or more. The LifeProof Nuud case for iPhone 6 costs about $80, as of January 2016.
CaseEscape claims that 2016 is a good time to start a mall kiosk business selling cellphone cases. Smartphone use exceeds 60 percent of the population, and prices average between $600 and $700 for the latest phones. Combined with carriers beginning to charge full retail price for phones, consumers see cellphone covers as providing value. The value of cellphone covers is sure to grow as phones get more sophisticated and expensive, while manufacturers develop larger and brighter screens.
CaseEscape provides Starter Kits for entrepreneurs to start their own businesses selling the company’s customizable cases, which can be made in fewer than 10 minutes and have a profit margin of between 500 and 600 percent each.