In business, there are many different types of transactions that make up much of a company’s sales and profit.

While the sale of a product or service, both online and in-person, have become much more common, there are many other kinds of business transactions to look out for. One of those is the exchange of surplus goods.

Surplus goods happen when a company has more of a certain good than they need.

But there are many effective strategies for dealing with surplus goods that can help you avoid losing money on the goods you produced.

Keep reading this quick guide to learn how to sell surplus goods.

Types of Surplus Goods

Types of Surplus Goods

There are two different types of surplus goods, and each has its own potential uses. Learn more on their differences below:

Perishable Goods

These are goods that need to be sold quickly or thrown out because they get spoiled over time or through contact with other goods. Examples are meat, fish, vegetables and fruits.

Non-perishable Goods

These are contrary to perishable goods because these are the items that don’t expire and they also have a longer usable condition. Examples would be clothes and dried or packed food.

There are a few different options for what to do with surplus goods and one option is to donate them to a charitable organization.


If you have perishable goods that you can’t sell, you can donate them to a food bank and if you have non-perishable goods, you can donate them to a thrift store or to charity.

This is a great option if the items are still in good condition and can be of use to someone else.


Another option is to simply sell the goods and this can be done through a variety of methods, such as conducting surplus goods auctions, garage sales, or consignment shops.

An example is putting used oil or even used oilfield equipment for sale especially in areas where oil is needed. This is a great way to make some extra money and get rid of items you no longer need.


any surplus good

This is a good option for any surplus good that is no longer usable but can be broken down and used to create new products. Recycling is a great way to ensure that your surplus goods are properly disposed of and that they don’t end up in a landfill.

Learn How to Properly Dispose Your Surplus Goods

In conclusion, it is evident that there are many options for what to do with surplus goods. They can be sold, donated, or used to create something new.

The best course of action depends on the specific circumstances and situation. The most important thing is to choose a method that is both environmentally and socially responsible.

So, no matter what you do with your surplus goods, make sure you are thoughtful about your decision to ensure that the goods are in good use. In that way, you can get rid of surplus goods and help yourself or others.

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