Eiffel 101: 5 Ways to Get More from Selling Your HDPE Pipe Online
HDPE pipe is a type of plastic pipe that’s used to transfer liquids and gases. It’s high-pressure resistant as well as impermeable and is great for use in applications like drainage pipes, irrigation, gas mains, slurry transfer lines, sewer mains, etc. When HDPE pipe is used for temporary applications, it can be uninstalled and re-used for many projects due to its durability. This makes it a common item on the used market.
If you’re a seller looking to get used or surplus HDPE pipe off your hands, there are some things you can do to get the most out of selling online. Below are five ways for you to increase your chances of a successful selling experience:
1. Evaluate Site Quality Prior to Listing
Not all online selling platforms are created equal. Some simply aren’t reputable or trustworthy, and you obviously want to avoid those, especially if you do some Googling and find out that other sellers have had issues with those channels in the past. In addition to gauging the trustworthiness of a site, you should also carefully assess the marketing efforts of the site and the stipulations for selling. If your used HDPE pipe won’t reach a large audience of buyers because a site is new or underdeveloped, you may want to pursue other options. And if the conditions for selling will cut into your profit somehow, another avenue may be better.
2. Pick a Site That Prioritizes Quality Over Quantity
Global goods marketplaces are much more concerned with quantity than quality. They want to sell a lot of items fast and maximize their own profits while attracting more buyers with bargain basement prices. If you list on a global goods marketplace, you’ll likely have to list your used or surplus HDPE pipe for a price far below market value to compete with the numerous other sellers on the site. They often require you to pay a fee to join as a seller or a fee to list. This further minimizes your potential profit.
3. Think Twice Before Selling at Auction
Selling at auction is one of the most common ways to reach potential buyers, but there are disadvantages to auction sites. First of all, they don’t let you retain your selling rights, which means you can’t list your HDPE pipe anywhere else, limiting the offers you can receive from buyers. Also, many auctions are timed and require you to sell to the highest bidder. If you don’t get lucky and attract a bidder who’s willing to pay a fair price in time, this means that you’re forced into selling your pipe for less than market value.
4. Keep Your Selling Rights
It’s best, if possible, to sell somewhere that allows you to retain your selling rights. That way, you can list your used and surplus HDPE pipe multiple places and ultimately increase your chances of finding the right buyer who’s willing to pay the right price.
5. Get the Most Out of Pricing
Doing market research to assess the going rate for used and surplus HDPE pipe like yours is essential. Price according to market value, and remember that there’s no reason to settle for less than what your used or surplus HDPE pipe is worth.
A trustworthy online marketplace like Eiffel Trading is one of your best options for selling HDPE pipe. At Eiffel Trading, we allow you to name your own price and list on other channels with no time limits on selling.
Buy and Sell with Eiffel Trading
Eiffel Trading is a one-stop-shop for your heavy civil and marine construction needs! Not only do we have a large inventory of used and surplus HDPE pipe, but we also boast a large inventory of used pipe pile, used steel sheet pile, used crane access trestle systems, used traffic barrier wall, and more.
Ready to sell your used heavy equipment or construction material? List your products today on Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace.
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