Stairlifts are unique items. Not only may a stairlift be unique to the needs of the owner, a stairlift may also be unique to the requirements of a home or business. Selling a stairlift may take time as you will need to find a buyer with similar requirements.
5 tips to sell a stairlift:
- Keep the stairlift functional. Do not disassemble the stairlift before trying to sell it. Trying to sell a stairlift after it has been removed from a staircase is probably the most common mistake a seller can make. A buyer will want to test the stairlift, and that is difficult to do when dismantled. It is also difficult to determine the dimensions of a stairlift when it is dismantled.
- Make sure to include detailed information on what type of stairway your stairlift can accommodate. Is the stairlift a straight stairlift? Is the stairlift a curved stairlift? How long is the stairlift?
- Identify all of the features of your stairlift. Features may include: maximum track length, stairlift seat width, swivel seat, flip up seat, and the maximum weight.
- Include pictures of the track, the stairway, and the seat. I think we have all heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Ample pictures will help a buyer identify the your stairlift as a good fit for their needs.
- Keep shipping an option if there is not a sufficient local market. It may take time to sell a stairlift in a rural area, there may not be a high demand for such a product. Offering to ship, or deliver within a specific range, will undoubtedly increase the number of buyers interested in your stairlift. Pro tip in the US: Greyhound bus can ship large and heavy items at a decent price.
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