If you’re in the business of recycling, chances are you are keeping an eye out for new equipment and recycling solutions. However, the word ‘new’ is relative.
Machines in the recycling sector are known to be robust and ‘built to last’. Online platform MyScrapMachine, estbablished this year, is therefore providing a digital marketplace for secondhand machinery. Not just for the recycling sector – also for the demolition industry.
The platform went live in June and is already welcoming 25 000 visitors each month. Around 500 machines are currently up for sale, and almost 30 have been sold says MyScrapMachine manager Julien Jean.
‘Posting ads is totally free,’ he adds. ‘We are targeting 4 major categories of equipment: shearing presses, shredders, excavators and handling equipment. There are of course other categories such as paper presses, waste, wheel loaders etc.’
The platform serves to connect buyers and sellers worldwide, Jean notes. ‘In order to obtain a contact, the prospective buyer must create an account. This is a way for us to verify his identity.’
The entrepreneur points out that the platform is still evolving and so for the time being it will remain free to use. ‘Once we gain more notoriety, sellers will have to pay for the ads they post online,’ Jean explains. Either via a monthly subscription for professional sellers or via a one time payment for those only selling machines occasionally.
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