When entering into a contractual obligation, your agent will provide you with a variety of options for maintaining your service.
Here are some of your options:
- All-In-One Lease Payment
The fixed monthly copier rental payment will include a predefined number of impressions you can make every month for free. If you rent a color copier, it will most likely include a set of black and white and color prints. If you exceed a specific amount allotted, you will be charged a specific fee per page. Since the monthly payment is fixed, you will also have to pay for the withdrawals that you have not used.
2. Lease and Maintenance are Separate
Often referred to as a cost-per-copy contract, maintenance and rental fees are separate in this contract. In a maintenance contract, you will receive preventive service that includes unlimited parts, supplies, and training. The good thing about this contract is that you don’t have to pay for anything you don’t use. Now, let’s say your contractual agreement says you pay a specific amount per page. In this case, your reseller will multiply the number of copiers or pages by this amount, which will save small and medium businesses. Usually maintenance costs and printing costs will be billed separately each month.
Pay-As-You-Go means you pay for repairs or maintenance services as needed. This is not recommended as regular repairs will be required as your copier starts to get old. Furthermore, you will have to pay the cost of the ink out of your pocket.