Signing a copier contract is agreeing to the next five years between you and your leasing company. That’s not an insignificant amount of time, and because of that you should be sure that you are getting a good deal. Copier contracts can be confusing articles, but there are certain things you can consider to figure out if you have a contract that will work for you.
Here are a few things to think about when you need to know how to judge a copier contract.
- Understand the true costs. This goes beyond just the monthly lease payment. You need to understand exactly what your lease payment covers. You also need to know if your lease rate will ever raise, or if there are any fees to worry about. Knowing exactly what you are paying for will save your from surprises later on.
- How is this machine helping your business? People get copiers for their businesses to help them complete more, faster. Your machine should be helping you accomplish your goals. Don’t get tricked by a flashy machine that doesn’t do much to help your specific goals.
- Understand time constraints. You need to know how long it will take to get help if you need it. You need to know how long it will take for someone to help you if your machine stops working. Do you have 24 –hour support? How long does it take for parts to come in?
These three areas of your contact won’t always be explicitly stated. That’s because you are the only one who knows your needs and restraints. We believe that you are the one who has to make the final decision, so you should arm yourself with knowledge. Follow these three basic lines of thinking and it will help you