Tips for Selling Unused Equipment and Parts

As people and businesses around the world come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic, things are shifting and changing significantly. If you have the food equipment and parts just sitting around, idle, you may wonder how you can capitalize on these items. 

Not only will selling help your bottom line, but it may also help to fulfill a need that is appearing in other industries. For example, as the demand for food increases, manufacturers need the tools and equipment to meet demand. With your unused equipment, you can help fill this growing need. 

Also, for many companies, both small and big, purchasing new equipment at this difficult time may not be an option. This is when selling used parts and equipment can be invaluable. At this point, buying from other companies or individuals who have equipment is possible, but brining together these buyers and sellers can be challenging. This is where third-party service providers can be invaluable.


Regardless of if this third-party service refers to their company as a brokerage, or not, they are the ones who will be bringing sellers and buyers together. Take some time to find a broker that has experience doing this, as they are going to be well-equipped to find buyers and sellers who are motivated to complete this transaction. 

Be sure to look at the reputation of the company and the experience they have with these types of transactions. By finding the right broker for this selling process, it is possible to ensure a successful transaction. Our team has been in this industry for over 30 years with the right contacts to help make sure you get the most for your surplus food machinery. 

Create Quality Photos and Descriptions 

It’s a good idea to create quality advertisements for the equipment or parts that are being sold. Take some time to take good quality and detailed photos of your machines. After all, this is the only way that we will know if it is something that would benefit a buyer’s manufacturing processes. 

Remember, you need to disclose everything you can about the equipment you are trying to sell. This will provide a buyer with confidence that they are getting something they need. During these difficult times, people are more hesitant to take action and spend money if they aren’t confident in what is being purchased. Use the description details such as the specs and through put capacity of your equipment as your opportunity to let everyone know about the equipment, what it is, how it can be used, and how much you are asking for it. 

Make Selling Food Processing Equipment Easy

While selling something large, like equipment, may seem like a daunting process in today’s economic climate, but with the right help, it doesn’t have to be. In addition to using the tips and information here, be sure to reach out to the experienced equipment sellers that have been working in the industry for many years. You want to beware of the one-off people looking to make a quick buck brokering equipment but truly might not have the experience or the engineering capacity to truly test used equipment for quality and safety. 

Being informed and knowing what to do is the best way to ensure that you sell the equipment you don’t need and that you can strengthen your own bottom line. This will help you, and others, which is something that everyone should be trying to do.