A Guide To Buying And Shipping Heavy Equipment

September 20, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic had almost the entire world under lockdown in the early months of 2020.  While most countries have relaxed their lockdown rules, some countries are back in lockdown as cases surged again when people became complacent and stopped practising social distancing and wearing masks. 

If you have been planning to buy heavy equipment whether for industrial use, domestic use or just a heavy gym equipment, the quarantine doesn’t have to put a damper on your plans.  With all of today’s technology and eCommerce in place, buying heavy equipment and machinery is so easy with minimal to zero human contact.  Despite the home quarantine orders imposed by the authorities, buying heavy equipment and machinery online and shipping them to you can be done effortlessly with some handy tips.

1.   Determine Your Budget –

When looking for heavy equipment, you have to first look at your budget. There’s a wide range of budget options for every buyer and whether you’d like to buy new or used.

2.   Decide on Type –

Options are aplenty when it comes to equipment and machinery, so you’ll need to determine what type you need. You may also consider renting equipment. Do your research and due diligence on the types of equipment available, compare prices and factor in the shipping cost. When you are looking for treadmills for instance, know that there many types. Research on each equipment and create a checklist of the features you want.

3.  Quality Equipment Guaranteed –

The equipment offered in classified sites are usually in good condition, but if the seller allows it, it’s best to test the equipment for yourself. If the equipment is in an offshore location, ensure that the seller provides industry-recognized equipment condition certification from inspectors, ensuring the good quality and condition of the heavy equipment. 

4.  Connect With the Seller –

Once you’ve seen a unit that you’re interested in, contact the seller or company by phone, online chat or email and ask to view additional photos, or to set up a video chat or virtual walkthrough if available.

5.  Purchase –

When you think you are ready to make your final purchase decision, you have the option of setting up an appointment with the seller to view the unit or request for the seller to come to you. Whichever way it is, just ensure that a safe social distancing is maintained with no physical contact and all parties have a face mask put on.

Many dealerships are offering virtual buying options such as conducting financing entirely online, offering to deliver documents to sign in person (at a safe distance), and equipment delivery options where the seller will bring your machinery directly to your business, residence or jobsite.

Should the entire purchase be done online and you need to arrange for the heavy equipment to be shipped to you, choosing the right heavy equipment transport company for you can seem like a daunting task, but this is where Shiply can help. All you have to do is tell Shiply @ https://www.shiply.com/us/heavy-equipment-transport  the details of your shipment and quotes will be coming your way. Compare quotes and get the best that suit your budget and preference. 

Purchasing and selling heavy equipment has never been more convenient for everyone, thanks to the volume of online listings, user-friendly eCommerce platforms and reliable shipping companies.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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