Sell your Business and Industrial Equipment

How do I sell business and industrial equipment on eBay?


Whether you’re looking to sell heavy equipment, office furniture, used restaurant equipment or vending machines, one of the key aspects of listing business or industrial equipment is to write a detailed and accurate description of your item with special attention to the item condition, special features, size and weight. Be sure to perform a thorough assessment of your item to note any areas of wear, use, blemishes or defects so buyers are clear on what they are purchasing.


Before taking photos, clean your equipment as needed to make it most appealing to buyers. Make sure you take multiple photos from a variety of angles to give the potential buyer a clear view of your used equipment. Keep in mind that clean items that are in good condition generally demand higher prices, but some items in poor working order can also be valuable and repaired or sold for parts. If you need more tips refer to the seller center on How to Sell online.


What are the best ways to ship large items after selling them on eBay?


For especially large or heavy items, keep in mind that that local pick-up may be your most cost-effective option. If you are shipping, be sure to find the right box or crate and packing material to ensure safe delivery. If possible, large items should be taken apart and shipped in pieces to prevent breakage. If you need more help, please check out the Seller Center Homepage.


It’s also important to assess how much it will cost to ship the item. There are online tools available that allow you to type in an item's dimensions as well as weight to approximate the cost of shipping. You may also opt to take the measurements to the post office and get a reasonable shipping cost for the item.


It’s best to complete these steps before you list your item these tasks should be done before the item is listed to avoid the stress of trying to figure out how to ship the item while a customer is waiting. Look at the Shipping Details section for help getting started.


I have more items to sell, are there any options on eBay to make my selling easier?


If you have a quantity of office equipment, used medical equipment or more light equipment and tools that you are looking to sell, eBay offers the option to open an eBay Store where you can display all of your products in one convenient location. With an eBay Store, you'll get everything you need to create a central shopping destination where buyers can learn about you and all the products you sell. You'll receive powerful tools for designing your Store, plus marketing and reporting features, and dedicated toll-free customer support. For more information go to Selling with eBay Store.

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** Based on sales of forklifts on eBay in September 2017.
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