How to resell used medical and dental equipment in the Northwest

It’s hard enough running a medical/dental practice or hospital without the competitive need to offer clients the latest advances in medical technology. Once you upgrade your equipment, you have to figure out how to resell the old stuff while recouping as much value as possible.

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As a plastic surgeon, dentist, radiologist, or hospital administrator, all of this can be overwhelming and cause you to pile up your old equipment in a closet and forget about it which we have seen many medical professionals do.


So, we must ask, are you prepared to dispose of your older equipment when the time comes? If you’re not, don’t worry. This is why we’re here to help. We work with a number of medical/dental equipment resellers and refurbishers who can market your equipment around the world to help you get top dollar. There are also websites where you can self-post your equipment.

As opposed to requiring the buying party to pick up the equipment from your office, which will enormously reduce the pool of prospective buyers and significantly lessen the equipment's value, CW Crates & Pallets can give you a great quote, pick up your equipment, professionally package it in a custom-designed robust wooden crate, insure it, and ship it anywhere in the globe.


Whether you're taking your old equipment to a third-party reseller, or sending it to another doctor, or reselling and exporting your equipment to another country, we’ve got you covered.

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What are the steps to reselling medical/dental equipment?


The process of reselling medical equipment is straightforward. However, it requires a lot of finesse and detail, which is why you need to enlist the help of industry leaders like CW Crates & Pallets to deliver expert, professional service across the Inland Northwest and surrounding areas. These are the options you have for your older equipment:


1. Determine how you will market your equipment

  • You can market the equipment yourself on different equipment reselling websites, or,

  • Contract with experienced resellers/reburbishers to do it for you, or,

  • Bury the equipment in your closet and forget about it.


2. Locate a professional crating, packaging and shipping firm

  • Do they regularly package, crate and ship medical/dental equipment?

  • Can they provide you a fixed bid on the pickup, custom crating and professional packaging?

  • Will they provide estimated shipping costs for a few potential shipping locations?

  • Do they have a professional website and strong Google reviews?

  • Can they insure the value of your equipment while on site and through shipping?

  • Are they the crating and packaging vendor of choice for resellers/refurbishers and recommended by trucking companies?


3. Close the deal and sell it!

  • That's it!

  • Once you choose the best option for you, the old equipment is gone.

  • Then you get to make some money from it, and you can continue with business as usual with your brand new machinery.

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What kind of medical equipment needs professional packaging and custom sized wooden crate?


Short answer it depends. You must consider the following factors:

  • Is it large and bulky?

  • Is it expensive?

  • Is it shipping across town, somewhere within the United States, or internationally?

To get a better idea, here are some examples of equipment we have shipped for our satisfied customers:

  • C-Arm machines

  • Centrifuges

  • Chillers / coolers

  • Computers (including business equipment and peripherals)

  • Crash carts

  • CT scanners

  • Defibrillators

  • Diagnostic equipment

  • Digital scales

  • Endoscopy equipment

  • Incubators

  • IV infusion pumps

  • Lab equipment

  • Lab ovens

  • Lasers

  • Mammography equipment

  • Microdermabrasion

  • MRI machines

  • Patient care monitors

  • Shakers

  • Skin treatment lasers

  • Spectrometers

  • Spectrophotometers

  • Spirometers

  • Sterilizers

  • Surgical lasers

  • Surgical microscopes

  • Ultrasound equipment

  • Vacuum pumps

  • Ventilators

  • X-Ray machines

Here's a sneak peak at the attention to detail we used for our most recent medical equipment shipment, in partnership with our friends at Renew Digital:


Why do I even need the service of a crate and pallet manufacturer?

As you already know, proper crating is the only way to ensure that brand new equipment arrives fully functional to its destination. The same idea applies to used equipment when the time comes to resell it.


Only the right crate will keep your older equipment free from damage to ensure the new recipient can use it to its full potential. Also, please remember if you are shipping the equipment out of country, your crate needs to be ISPM 15 certified.


If you have any additional questions about the disposal of medical equipment, feel free to contact CW Crates & Pallets to get the full details. And as always, if you need help with any other shipping and logistical services, we are here for you!

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