Eiffel 101: 4 Ways to Earn More Selling Your H-Pile Online

H-pile beams can be applied to a wide range of foundation projects, including bridges, highways, heavy structures, and more. Because H-pile is made of steel, it retains its value and can be uninstalled and resold after it’s no longer needed on a prior project.

Before listing your used H-pile for sale online, there are a few important steps you should take to ensure you’re making the most money for your materials. Here, we outline four tips for effectively selling your used H-pile online.

Click to Sell Steel Beams

1. Avoid selling H-pile on a global goods marketplace.

Global goods marketplace websites sell on a worldwide scale, which tends to reduce the overall quality of their local inventory. As a result, the average price of goods is lower for everyone, since sellers are encouraged to follow the competition and list their H-pile for the cheapest price possible. Global goods marketplaces also cut into profits by charging sellers to list their products and can take days to push listings live, especially if you don’t pay extra for a membership through their platform. For these reasons, selling through a global goods marketplace is not the best way to earn the most money for your used H-pile beams.

Instead, consider listing your H-pile on Eiffel Trading. Because of the high average quality of products sold on our platform, sellers can expect to earn a fair price for their goods. Furthermore, sellers on Eiffel Trading have the opportunity to target contractors who are looking for H-pile with their exact specifications, ensuring every listing gets the attention it deserves. They are marketed through emails, social media, web ads, and more.

2. Avoid selling H-pile on low quality websites.

When researching different websites to list your H-pile, you’ll find some sites that are easy to navigate and other sites that are confusing or out of date. If it’s difficult to find your way around an online marketplace, you can assume it will also be difficult for buyers to discover your H-pile listing, since site quality can reflect things like how fast your listing goes up and how well your materials are marketed to potential customers. Furthermore, if a website is out of date, it will appear less trustworthy to potential buyers and can deter them from making a purchase. Don’t waste your time listing your H-pile on low quality websites. Rather, stick with marketplaces that are presentable, up to date and easy to navigate, with a history of customer satisfaction.

Steel beams: wide flange, h-oile, and more

3. Avoid under or over-valuing your H-pile.

Choosing an appropriate price for your used H-pile is an important part of the selling process. Listing your H-pile for too low of a price means you’re leaving money on the table, while pricing your H-pile too high can mean you’re unable to sell the materials at all.

In order to accurately price your H-pile, start by estimating the material’s value based on its condition, prior applications, size, loadbearing capabilities, steel grade, shipping location, and visual signs of damage.
Need help pricing your H-pile? When you sell your materials on Eiffel Trading, you’ll have access to our staff of dedicated account managers, who can work with you to help determine a competitive listing price.

4. Avoid H-pile auction websites.

When you sell used H-pile at auction, it’s unlikely it will go to the buyer who needs that specific H-pile for their project (and is therefore willing to pay more, since they understand the value of the materials). Rather, your H-pile will be sold to an auction attendee looking to get a good deal, who may later flip the H-pile for a profit themselves, and you’ll end up earning less for the materials.

Similarly, if you put your used H-pile up for auction, you’re limiting yourself to a narrow market. In unreserved auctions, this lowers your odds of landing a buyer who’s willing to pay a fair price for your materials. Similarly, in reserved auctions, your H-pile could be up for auction for much longer than you’d expected, since the pool of buyers is smaller. In both situations, you’ll find yourself with your hands tied when you could have instead kept your selling rights by listing your H-pile for sale directly to the consumer. Listing through Eiffel Trading keeps you in total control of the selling price.

At Eiffel Trading, we optimize our online marketplace to target buyers looking for H-pile with your exact specifications. This enables interested buyers all over North America to find your listing directly. By leveraging a broadened pool of buyers who know the value of your H-pile, you’ll be able to make more money than if you’d brought the materials to auction.


Buy and Sell with Eiffel Trading

For both buyers and sellers, Eiffel Trading is the best option! Our marketplace boasts used h-pile for sale, used pipe pile, used steel sheet pile, used steel plates, and 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.