If you run a fitness business overseas you’re probably asking yourself if it’s worth it to import fitness equipment all the way from the United States. International shipping is always going to be more complicated than domestic deals so would it really be worth it? There are dozens of exercise equipment manufacturers in every country so why do so many gyms and used equipment dealers import from us? We’ll break it down.
- There is much more commercial grade equipment in the United States.
Two of the top fitness brands worldwide are Precor and Life Fitness which are both based in the United States. Most of the commercial gyms in the USA are stocked with gym machines from these brands so there is a much higher inventory of it as opposed to other countries. American gyms also tend to rent their equipment on two to three year leases and trade in after that period. This creates a large market for used exercise equipment, allowing our company to buy at lower prices and pass the savings on to you.
- The equipment is generally higher quality
American brands like Precor and Life Fitness are well known all around the world for a valid reason, their equipment is only the highest quality. These companies design their machines to withstand an enormous amount of use from hundreds of people 24 hours a day. Their commercial grade models are built to be extremely durable which is why they cost thousands brand new. This is a great case of you get what you pay for. Fortunately, Primo Fitness is able to buy this equipment wholesale and we’re able to sell fitness equipment for over 70% off MSRP prices.
- We offer the lowest prices for the equipment
In many countries, the price for commercial grade fitness equipment is actually higher than importing it directly from us. This is because many commercial gyms cannot afford to buy brand new from the top brands so there is no local used market for the equipment. If equipment ends up in another country, it is generally because it was imported there. Since there is a middle man involved it is natural that the prices would be higher than directly importing the equipment from a US based company.
For more information on importing used gym equipment, visit our International Shipping Containers page!