There are many companies that downsize their operations or simply change the equipment they no longer use. It is not always easy to find buyers for industrial shelving systems willing to pay a fair amount of money.
If you want to clear out your old warehouse equipment that includes pallet racking, there are several options to sell it.
First, you can try advertising locally, but do not expect immediate results. Selling through advertising can be a time consuming process, as well as a hit or miss process. You have no guarantee of selling the equipment. If you are lucky, you may be contacted by small companies with limited budget, looking for second hand shelving options for commercial or industrial use. If your pallet racking systems are in a good condition, you may be able to sell them for a good price, although you must also take into account the money you will pay for advertising your offer.
The other option you have is to find a re-seller specialized in these products. A re-seller is typically willing to work with you through the entire selling process, helping you with disassembling the old pallet rack and with the transportation.
Getting the best value for your old pallet rack
There are some things you can do to maximize the sum of money you will receive for your old pallet rack.
First, be willing to provide information about where it has been stored and for what type of products. These are important indicators for the real condition of a second hand pallet rack. If you still have the original documents from the manufacturer, it is even better; you can prove that you sell a good product, able to bear heavy loads for many years to come.
If the racking was properly stored and looks good, you have the chance to receive good money for it; on the other hand, if it has been already repaired and has visible signs of wear and tear, you can expect to get less cash.
Advantages of selling your used pallet rack to a re-seller
- You will get money for your racking, regardless its condition
- You get tear-down assistance
- You open warehouse space
- You do not have to worry about shipment
Re-selling companies are easy to find with a simple internet search. Look for one in your area, specialized in buying pallet racks and other similar equipment, just in case you have more than one product to sell. For most of the re-sellers, no quantities are too large; they are willing to buy even entire warehouse equipment, in truckload quantities. You can look for buyers by using your search engine and look for ‘we buy pallet racking’ re-sellers.
Contact a few re-sellers in your area by phone or using the forms on their websites, providing them as much information as possible, including photos of the product you sell. To get an offer, you will typically be asked about the quantity of beams, frames and wire decking, their condition and the location of your warehouse.
Before selling your old pallet racking system, you should also check for market trends on current prices and valuations of used warehouse equipment, just to make sure you receive a fair price.