Is That Office Equipment Really A Bargain?

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If you're like many organizations, you'd like to start the new year with a fresh approach to business. Cutting back on waste often tops the list of business resolutions, and it's a worthy goal. But with any money-saving venture, it's easy to miss the bigger picture and end up spending more in the long run.

Buyer Beware

We've all been there. Enticed by a surprisingly attractive sticker price, we make a purchase that seems too good to be true. When it comes to your office equipment, value goes beyond sticker price and encompasses everything from the total cost of ownership to benefits like enhanced productivity and waste reduction. Check out our tips for getting the best value for your money.

  1. What do you need? By focusing too heavily on initial cost, you may inadvertently miss out on capabilities you need. List your requirements before beginning the buying process so that you can stay focused.
  2. Pay attention to monthly duty cycles. It's a mistake to purchase a copier with a low duty cycle, but many business owners do just that. Over-taxing your copiers by meeting or exceeding page-per-month recommendations means more frequent repairs, expensive downtimes, and a shorter useful lifespan.
  3. Consumer-grade vs. professional-grade office equipment. There's a vast different between copiers designed for home use and those designed for businesses. Meet with one of our experienced team members for an honest assessment of the differences.

Quiz Your Staff

If a staff member says a certain feature will help them get more work done faster, pay very close attention. Anything that gives your employees time to focus on core business objectives over mundane tasks is well worth the investment.

To find out more about the latest in productivity-enhancing office equipment, contact us at American Business Equipment today! We'd love to help you meet your productivity goals for the new year!