A New Home for Unwanted Medical Supplies
When it comes to money making, the medical supply industry has got a good thing going. People are willing to pay a lot to get better more quickly. The only downside is that there has been a backlash in recent years considering the growing cost of medical cover and what is and is not covered by insurance. People are not easily able to afford brand new medical equipment, especially if it is not something that will be necessary for a long time. The second hand medical supply industry is thus booming. BY buying or renting second hand equipment, a lot of time and money is saved. That also leaves room for people with good business sense to be able to cash in on the industry.
This is a huge field and so finding your own particular niche market will not be that difficult. There are many different permutations when it comes to this field – deal with one type of injury or product or offer a range – the choice is really yours. Not keen on being a sales person? Then start a medical supply rental company – there is that much scope out there that you can pick and choose the best fit for you. Rentals are a solid business idea – it is easier to afford and the return on investment overall is great.
There are advantages as well to selling the goods outright. You will need to make that decision for yourself, keeping your target market in mind at all times. You will need to ensure that, in either case, you register the company in the proper manner. Stocks will also need to be built up. It makes good business sense to have an idea of what to look for in used medical supplies to avoid getting hooked.
There are any number of ways to get stock – make it known that you are willing to pay money for goods that are in a decent condition. Scour the classifieds and noticeboards both online and offline. Check with medical practises as to whether or not they have goods that they need out of their way. Even if they do not, they may have clients who do – it will help lessen the blow for the doctor if he can suggest a rental company to a patient.
As far as possible, cut out the middleman to cut back on costs. You could look at auctions as well to source stock but this is really only a viable option if you know the prices that you can expect to pay. Try to work out good deals for the people you are buying from and they will refer others to you as well.