Judging a Copier Contract

Many people are intimidated when starting their first copier contract. There are a lot of things to pay attention to and not everyone knows what is the most important thing. Judging your contract can be difficult, especially if you are new to the process. There is always a lot to think about when it comes to your copier lease, but judging a copier contract can be made easier by looking at these three parts.

  1. What is the true cost of the lease? We cannot stress how important this is. Don’t just assume that your lease payment is a flat rate for everything. Where are your payments going for things like insurance, consumables, overages, and service contracts? Understanding your actual costs is the best way to ensure that you will be paying for the right things.
  2. How will this improve my business? Your copier should be an access point to improve the efficenecy for your business. Find out how this machine will meet the demands you see in your company’s future. Get to know your rep and make sure they are on the same page as you, and recognize your needs
  3. What are the time constraints? Time is a huge factor into efficiency. Understand that cheaper products are likely to breakdown more and leave you with more downtime. Know what the agreement is for service contracts and how long you can expect for maintenance.

There is a lot to think about when starting a new copier lease. Following these rules can help. Another great way to get help is to work with our awesome staff at Fort Collins Copier. We can help you find what you need to really get your business rolling the right way.