In general, copier dealers should be on your side. They want you to succeed so they can succeed--but they also rely on leases to do their business, and, of course, the language of a copier lease can be infamously tricky. That's why we're bringing you a few quick tips to help navigate your lease and work more efficiently with your copier dealer!
The Right Call
Leasing your company's copiers is "the right call" for so many reasons. It allows you a little more financial flexibility, it provides new opportunities for upgrading your devices, and it puts you in charge in ways that buying just can't match--like, for example, being able to return equipment when you're done with it rather than selling it or trading it in. With that said, however, it's important that you and your copier dealer are speaking the same language when it comes to leases--and while that can be a little daunting, it's helpful to focus on these simple things.
#1: How long is the lease?
Different leases cover different periods of time, and it's important that you know exactly what you're signing up for. (You can't opt out of a two-year lease after six months, for example.) Just be sure to choose the period of time that's best for your business!
#2: What is the payment arrangement?
Another important thing to focus on is how much you're paying and how often. You could be paying monthly or quarterly--and depending on your company's needs, one arrangement might be better than another.
#3: Can the equipment be upgraded?
Equipment upgrade agreements make it much easier to decide on one copier even if you're not sure it'll be the right make and model for your business in the long-term. Many copier dealers will help you plan an upgrade option if necessary.
Navigating a lease doesn't have to be a hassle. For more information on copier dealers (and the language they speak!), contact us today!