Whether it fits your budget or you’ve decided you want a lease that includes service, you’ve decided to lease a copier over buying. Now that you’ve made the decision to lease, you need to make sure you get the best possible contract. Here is a practical guide to leasing a copier.

Understand What’s Included

Different copier dealers will present leases that vary in what they provide. Your responsibility in choosing who to lease from is to decide what offer is the most cost-effective for your business. The first feature to look at is your cost per copy. You’ll contract for a certain number of pages at a specific price point per page. Your needs are determined by how much you print, and the amount that you need to print in color. Next, you’ll want to look at your service agreement. Does the copier dealer include service in your leasing agreement and is it limited? Does the copier dealer have a backup machine available if they need to remover your printer? These are all items to look for in your contract.

Ask the Right Questions

Once you feel confident that your contract meets your minimum requirements, you can begin to look at price and security details. Here are some questions to ask:

  • Are you able to print on alternative paper sizes?: If you frequently use different paper sizes, you don’t want to be stuck with a bill that charges for different sizes.
  • Is the cost of shipping supplies to your location included?: This will make a difference in your budget creation.
  • What happens to your hard drive after the lease expires?: Ask if they include the destruction of the hard drive or return it to you.

Leasing a copier includes a lot of decisions. If you know what questions to ask and how you want your contract crafted, you will be prepared to find the right copier dealer. To learn more about what services can benefit your business, call us today!