Top Auction Sites for Used Grocery Store Equipment

Posted by Sam Auctions on Apr 3, 2023 11:31:04 AM

In this current economic climate it’s not uncommon to see grocery stores and other retail establishments struggle with an...


In this current economic climate it’s not uncommon to see grocery stores and other retail establishments struggle with an accumulation of excess equipment and fixtures. Unfortunately supply chain issues, closures, relocations, and other fiscal issues are causing headaches for business owners and often result in unproductive assets.

If these pain points sound all too familiar, you may be searching for a way to empty your store rooms and consolidate your equipment. One very effective way to minimize some of these issues is to partner with an auction site that can assist you in selling your unwanted equipment.


There are no doubt bidders out there searching for the very equipment you are looking to sell. But in a sea of endless auction sites, how can you determine where all of these bidders are flocking to? Here is a list of some of the most notable sites currently available for the grocery industry.


First up, we have eBay.  eBay was founded in 1995 and remains one of the classics for a reason. It has a built in trust factor, touts an unparalleled popularity among users, and gives bidders a familiar and friendly user experience. The vast array of items from countless categories can be daunting at first sight. But a sizable selection of used grocery store equipment can be easily searched for. Refrigeration, freezers, gondola shelving, and bakery equipment were a few of the options we found with a quick search. However, ebay does have a few disadvantages. Higher commission rates and the fact that you share the platform with competitors have caused many to go another route when choosing an auction site.

Auction Ninja

Next, we have Auction Ninja which is one of the new kids on the block as far as auction platforms go. Soft-launched in 2016, this auction site continues to gain popularity as a safe and secure option for liquidators across the world. They have online auctions with competitive bidding and a wide selection of items. Although they do have a commercial and industrial equipment category, it would seem that used grocery equipment in particular does not have that large of a catalog currently. However, we are including it on this list because we feel it's a contender to watch! and are international auction sites that specialize in the sale of industrial, manufacturing, and grocery store equipment. It is one of 8 digital marketplaces owned by parent company Auction Technology Group (ATG). They have a wide selection of used items and regularly updated listings. The ‘Food and Beverage’ category specifically has a plentiful assortment of food industry lots. Their website states: “Hundreds of lots are updated weekly from auction houses featuring equipment ranging from entire food processing plants and breweries to commercial kitchen equipment.” 


Proxibid is another company owned by Auction Technology Group (ATG). It was founded in 2001 and “is now the world's largest real auction marketplace.” With over 3.6 million visits in just January 2023 alone, Proxibid has proven itself to be a behemoth in the auction industry! They have the distinction of bringing together over 4,000 unique auctioneers with buyers from 190 countries. (Full disclaimer here, they are also our platform of choice.) 

The ‘Industrial Equipment & Machinery’ category is subdivided into categories like ‘Food & Beverage Processing Equipment’ and ‘Food & Beverage Service’ ensuring your equipment has the proper audience. Proxibid also has very attractive internal marketing options available to enhance their already massive reach.

SAM Auctions

No list of top auction sites for used grocery store equipment would be complete without SAM Auctions. At SAM Auctions we pride ourselves on our extensive experience in the grocery store equipment industry. Over the years we have had the privilege of working with some of the nation’s leading grocery stores, retail chains, restaurants, big box stores, and corporations. 


With over 30 years of experience, our employees know the ins and outs of the auction industry. In addition to that, we are extremely well versed about the details of each specific piece of used grocery equipment that we sell. 

We are also proud to be at the forefront of technology when it comes to auctions! We have been offering online auctions for over a decade and continue to use new and innovative technologies when operating different aspects of our business. Our Marketplace is available to view what we currently have for sale as well. Our savvy team of auction experts would love the opportunity to partner with you. 


In conclusion, there are several options for auction sites for grocery store equipment available on the world wide web. But if you want a team that’s able to quickly and effectively manage and liquidate assets for companies of all sizes and localities, we would love to chat with you!


Simply fill out this form and we can set up a time to present a customized  solution precisely for your situation. Our entire team is standing by to assist you in helping you get the best ROI on your surplus assets