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Selling used printing and bindery equipment with WireBids is easy. Our user-friendly platform connects you with a global audience of enthusiastic and loyal buyers online. Here are some tips to make sure you get the best price for your used printing press or paper folder:
Well-lit, detailed photographs go a long way. The more photos the better. In one extreme case, a lot with 48 quality photographs sold for $13,000 more than the exact same piece of equipment that only listed 3 general photos. Include pictures of the serial number plate where possible.
WireBids has found that adding a video to your listings improves bids exponentially. Lots with videos of the equipment in action fetch better prices and receive more bids than lots without videos. Videos offer bidders assurance on the quality of the machine and add transparency about potential flaws. Take a short video yourself- we can help you upload it!
Transparency is key when selling used equipment. Quality listings indicate any necessary repairs, number of impressions and other pertinent details. Buyers will bid more if they know the the machine has new rollers, an up-to-date service history or has been recently refurbished.
Sellers who spell out shipping costs also garner higher prices. Listing palatalizing and estimated freight costs gives piece of mind to bidders who may be hesitant on purchasing equipment located on the opposite end of the country. No one wants to buy a machine for a great price only to find that shipping it would cost an arm and a leg.
Reaching out to your buyers soon after the auction closes decreases the chances of a non-payment. Speaking with the buyers right after the auction ensures you can reach out to back-bidders in the event of a non-payment before they have a chance to purchase a similar machine elsewhere.
Call us at (888) 229-5733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today to sell your equipment with WireBids.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social media platform used for networking. The platform has more than 450,000,000 members interacting with more joining every day.
Beyond forging individual connections, members can join groups to connect with others in the industry. Groups allow you to introduce yourself and engage in valuable discussions in an informal setting.
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Here is a list of our favorite printing industry networking groups:
Comprised of print buyers, distributors, brokers, supplies and more, this is the place to source jobs, share advice and meet others in the field. This group is by far the largest, at 72,778 members. Members from across the world post valuable content with great frequancy.
This group focuses on advocacy, education, research and information on the printing industry. More than 30,000 members discuss trade shows, marketing strategies and more. This group’s discussion board remains very active.
This group serves as the LinkedIn hub for the PrintPlanet forum. This group is for printing and graphic communications professionals interested in discussing industry issues, insights and strategies. This group has more than 11,000 members.
This group was created by the Printing Impressions Publishing Group, the publishers behind Printing Impressions, Package Printing and In-plant Graphics magazines. This group is focused on expanding technology and the latest industry news.
Girls Who Print
Created exclusively for women of the industry, this informal group has more than 5,000 active members. National Girls Who Print Day is in Orlando Florida this year and much of the discussion is centered around this event.