Wholesale Lab Equipmentadmin
When buying equipment for your laboratory, you have a number of options in terms of how and from where you choose to make your purchase. Do you need one piece of equipment, or are you starting a lab from scratch? Are you going to need multiple pieces of the same equipment in order for your lab to function efficiently and properly? Depending on how you answered these questions, wholesale lab equipment may be a solution for you.
While the term “wholesale” may sound intimidating, it’s really just the act of selling goods in large quantities to be retailed by others. Wholesale resellers purchase a large number of the same type of good or equipment directly from the manufacturer or distributor, and then resells them to other businesses. In need of a large number of the same beaker, lab desk chair, or even microscope? Purchasing from a lab equipment wholesaler may be the right move for your organization. Need one very specific piece of equipment? Consider purchasing these machine either directly from the manufacturer, or from a reputable used equipment reseller.
Wholesalers can save you money and streamline your purchasing system, particularly if you’re buying large numbers of multiple types of supplies from them, but they’re not always the best fit for smaller, more specialized organizations. Consider capitalizing on the price advantages purchasing from a wholesaler provides, while filling any potential gaps with smaller, more specialized sellers. It’s important to take into consideration delivery minimums, distribution schedules, and sale quantities. Are you really going to need 15 of the same chair, or do you only need 5? Be sure to do your research and ask questions to ensure developing a relationship with a particular wholesaler makes sense. When it comes to larger pieces of laboratory equipment, many experienced and reputable wholesalers will offer realistic ordering minimums (1-2 unit minimums) that make more sense for smaller organizations.