The practice of selling extra diabetic testing strips and other supplies is becoming a more and more popular way for people to make some extra cash. As the process has risen in popularity, the entire transaction now often takes place online! But with so many buyers to choose from, how can you know if you’re getting the best deal? If you’re going to go through the effort of selling your surplus supplies, here are 5 ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

  1. Shop Around
    Most reputable test strip buyers will list prices on their website that they are willing to pay for quality, unopened, unexpired diabetic test strips. First, you should shop around online and see which company is offering the best price for the products you have to sell. 
  2. Save On Shipping
    Many test strip buyers offer to send prepaid shipping labels for products you will be sending to them. Even if your test strip buyer doesn’t provide free shipping labels, you can still save on shipping by making sure that the items you are selling meet the minimum standard quality criteria required by your buyer. This will prevent you from having to pay for shipping more than once sending products back and forth if they cannot be accepted. 
  3. Sell Newer Strips
    The required minimum expiration date for test strips varies from buyer to buyer. However, it is pretty universal that buyers will give you more money for test strips that have a longer life left on the shelf. The further away the expiration date, the more you’ll get for your strips!
  4. Sell More at Once
    Oftentimes, buyers prefer larger size boxes of at least 50 – 100 strips per box. Many also want a minimum number of boxes. Generally, the more boxes you can send at once, the better your deal will be. You may even save on shipping!
  5. Keep Your Packaging in Good Condition
    Most buyers will not buy strips in damaged packages. The best way to make sure you’re getting the most for your test strips therefore is to keep your packaging in good condition to avoid being denied a sale. However, if you do have some damaged boxes of strips you’d like to part with, there are some companies that will buy damaged boxes at a discounted price. Even though these buyers are harder to find, it can be worth it. Even boxes sold at half price are earning you more than boxes not being sold at all!

If you’re going to sell your additional unused diabetic testing supplies, we hope these tips will help you get the most bucks for your bang!