Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lab Merchant?

Launched in 2010, Lab Merchant is the European online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of used laboratory equipment. The equipment listed for sale comes from used lab equipment dealers and a range of laboratories from industry and academia with surplus lab equipment.

Does Lab Merchant sell/stock equipment?

No, we do not stock/sell any products ourselves. Lab Merchant is simply a platform through which companies or individuals can advertise their lab equipment for sale.

Is it safe to buy and sell on Lab Merchant?

We attempt to oversee all transactions carried out on our marketplace to maintain the integrity and trust of our community. We also offer buyers the option of purchasing with Buyer Protection.

How can I stay updated on Lab Merchant listings?

Register for a free account and join our weekly newsletter to stay up to date on the latest used lab equipment for sale. You can also follow us on Twitter!

For Buyers: How it works


Contact seller from a product listing page or send us your Wish List.


Deal directly with seller and agree on a price (incl. shipping/insurance).


Pay seller directly or use Lab Merchant Buyer Protection.


Receive your equipment and only accept it if you are 100% satisfied*.

For Sellers: How it works


Register for a free account.


Sign in to your control panel.


Create your advert. Adverts cost £9.99 and run for 90 days.


Receive enquiries straight to your inbox.