4 Ways to Earn More Money Selling Your Used Steel Plates with Eiffel Trading

Steel plates are large, flat sheets of steel used to provide a temporary surface for traffic to pass over while construction is underway. Steel plates often cover potholes, excavations, trenches, damaged pedestrian walkways, and roads under construction. They are also used along trench boxes during excavation for utility construction and repair.

Due to the durability of steel plates, they retain their value and can be resold after a project is complete. However, how you choose to sell your steel plates can affect the amount of money you make for the materials. Here, we cover the four main reasons why you can earn more by selling your steel plates through Eiffel Trading.

1. Eiffel Trading’s online platform attracts more potential buyers.

As you research different online marketplaces, you may notice some sites are easy to navigate while others are confusing, clunky or outdated. If it’s difficult to find your way around a listing website, you can assume it will also be difficult for buyers to discover your steel plates, since site quality can reflect things like how fast your listing goes live and how well your materials are marketed to potential customers. Eiffel Trading's online platform is easy to navigate and user-friendly, making it easy for buyers to discover your plates and encouraging a faster sale for higher profits.

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2. Eiffel Trading will earn you more money than an auction house.

Auction houses are a popular choice for contractors looking to sell steel plates. However, if you put your steel plates up for auction, you’re limiting yourself by only advertising your plates to a narrow market. This lowers your odds of finding a buyer who’s willing to pay a fair price for your plates in a reasonable timeframe, and you may find yourself stuck with an unfair offer when you could have instead kept your selling rights by listing your plates for sale directly to the consumer. Eiffel Trading's online marketplace targets the right buyers, ensuring you earn a fair price for your steel plates.

3. Eiffel Trading will earn you more than other online marketplaces.

Many other types of online marketplace, such as global goods marketplaces, allow listings without implementing quality restrictions, meaning the value of their inventory is generally subpar. When a website’s inventory is low, it drives down the price of goods for everyone using the marketplace, since sellers have to lower their prices to remain competitive. Furthermore, many global goods marketplaces charge sellers to list their products for sale, and the marketplaces can take days to push listings live unless you pay extra for a membership through their platform. These stipulations cut into your profits and earn you less.

Eiffel Trading will earn you more than other types of online marketplaces. Because the average quality of products sold on our platform is higher than that of those on a global goods marketplace, you can expect to earn a fair price for your steel plates. When you list your steel plates on Eiffel Trading’s platform, you’ll have the opportunity to target contractors located nearby who are looking for plates just like yours. Our enhanced search tools ensure every listing gets the attention it deserves, which drives up the value for your materials.

4. Eiffel Trading can help you price your steel plates most effectively.

If you sell your steel plates at too low a price, you’ll leave money on the table, but if you price your plates too high, you may find you’re unable to sell them at all. Pricing your plates correctly is important if you want to make the most money for the material.

Eiffel Trading is here to help you price your plates according to your location and the market at no cost to you. To get started, email sales@eiffeltrading.com or call us 1-800-541-7998.

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Did you know that Eiffel Trading is a one-stop-shop for your structural steel needs? In addition to used steel plates, we also offer used steel sheet pile, used pipe pile, used h-pile beams, used wide flange beams, and so much more.

All of our listings are constantly being updated, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, create a wanted listing for free.

Ready to sell your used heavy equipment or construction material? List your products today for free on Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call us at 1-800-541-7998 or email sales@eiffeltrading.com.