When you’re in the market for packaging equipment and machinery to add to your production line, you have the option to purchase from a vendor who sells new equipment or one who sells used equipment. While your first instinct may be to purchase from the new vendor, the used vendor may be the better choice. If you’re on the fence as to who you should be buying equipment from, here are some reasons why buying from a used vendor is more beneficial to you and your business.
More Thorough Knowledge of Products
When you purchase from a new machinery vendor, you’re purchasing from people who may not know the ins and outs of either the machinery or the industry you’re in and what your intended use of the machine is. This means that they may not know the best product to suggest for your uses—while it’s important that you do some research on your own, you should also be able to count on sales associates and customer support staff to help you make an informed decision. If someone is simply selling a product and doesn’t necessarily have full working knowledge of it, you may find yourself in a bind.
Enjoy Being Able to Purchase More
Used and refurbished machines are going to cost less than their new counterparts. That not only means that you’ll save money, but also that you have the potential to purchase better machinery—higher end brand names at more manageable prices, due to their refurbished status. You’ll still be getting the same great product, however, and since you’re spending less per machine, you may even be able to expand your production line. This could lead to additional possible production, which could mean more sales, more success. Being able to purchase more machinery for a lower overall cost puts expanding your business well within reach.
Getting Top Brand Names for Less
When you’re looking at top brand names for your packaging line, you may experience a bit of sticker shock, especially if you’re buying multiple machines. Buying used machinery is a great way to get a deal on machines you both need and want, but it doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing quality—refurbished machinery is brought back to top standards before being resold, which means you’ll be getting a great machine that will serve you for years at a bargain price. What’s not to love about that? You can choose from brands you know and trust, like Triangle, Hayssen, Matrix, Bosch, and many, many more.
Ability to Advise on Potential Problems with Customer Support and Troubleshooting Help
Used machinery purveyors will also be able to help you in times of distress—should, for any reason, the machine you have need repair or maintenance, people who work for a used vendor will better understand how to explain what needs to be done or how to troubleshoot your machine so you can get it back in full working order. When you need replacement parts either for the machinery you already have or the machinery you purchase from a used vendor, they’ll be able to confidently ship the correct product so that your downtime is as small as possible.
Rather than simply selling you a machine and being done with the transaction, your vendor will be able to help you in the future should you need support, troubleshooting, or employee training. And, what’s better, is that because used packaging machinery is usually refurbished in-house by the company you purchase from, their staff is likely to have a thorough understanding of how their products work. If you have trouble or need help on figuring out a problem with the machines, they may have encountered that issue before and can advise you on what to do. In the same vein, they may also be able to offer knowledge for your employees in regards to learning how to operate the machines.
Isn’t Buying Used Packaging Equipment Risky?
Manufacturers may want to expand their packaging lines in order to do more, but may be discouraged by high prices attached to packing machinery. Used options are available, but a lot of people are put off by the word “used,” writing the machines off as being rife with problems or needing mechanical work or repairs. The truth of the matter is, while some companies may sell used equipment as-is, we’re committed to only offering our clients refurbished equipment that is ready to go, running properly, and that will last your company for years to come.
Creating a continual business relationship is just one of the perks of dealing with a used packaging equipment vendor. If you’re on the fence between buying new or used, you should absolutely consider buying used. Used packaging machine suppliers are generally more invested in the products they sell since they took the time to bring the machines back to full working condition; they’ll usually be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.