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Our technicians are highly experienced and up to date on the latest technology, and our system for managing service calls has been honed to perfection over 25 years. ACS sales staff has a straightforward approach to creating custom fitted solutions for each client’s needs. No high pressure sales or glossing over the details. And whenever issues arise, you can always talk directly to someone who knows you and your company.
Going with a “big box” company for your office equipment can save money in the short term, but often leads to frustration and regret down the road. What we have to offer is an alternative that has proven to be a better option for many organizations. We are a Copystar Copy Machine Sales company built on lasting relationships within the community in South Amherst OH that result in long-term cost efficiency and truly first-rate service for our customers.
Copier Lease Or Purchase - Which Is The Better Option?Is copier sales a good industry?In a previous article I told you all of the wonderful reasons why you should consider a career as an account executive in the copier industry. By now you might be thinking that there are no disadvantages to a career in copier sales. But, you would be wrong. Allow me to play devil's advocate and provide you with the following caveats:1. There is not much social status afforded to a copier sales rep. You are ranked somewhere between a used car salesman and a telecommunications rep. Your friends won't think your job is cool. But, that's O.K. When they are still eating Top Ramen for dinner you can roll up in your brand new BMW and offer to take them to dinner and pick up the tab since you have achieved the financial stability that probably still eludes your friends three years after college graduation. 2. The job is hard. Really, really hard. But, not for the reasons you think. The combination of an awful lot of freedom coupled with the absolute necessity of a disciplined mindset can be a dangerous combination for most people. I knew a manager that used to say, "we give you just enough rope to hang yourself around here". This meant that no one is watching your every move, but, by the time it shows up in poor sales performance, you don't have enough time to improve the situation before the company is showing you the door.3. You must be able to survive on a meager base salary for at least six months to two years until your commissions start rolling in. Most base salaries in this industry are $20,000-$30,000 plus benefits.4. It could seriously take you two years to build a territory that rewards you with a copier sales salary of $60,000-$80,000 annually. This salary range assumes that you are really good at what you do and are at least at 100% of your annual sales quota. This leads us to our last point:5. The company might not give you two years to get it all together. Generally, after your first year in sales, if you are not at 100% of your annual sales quota your sales manager "will free you up to pursue other opportunities". In other words, "you're fired"! Make no mistake about it, your sales quota is not your goal, it is your minimal requirement. Actually, you are expected to exceed your annual sales quota. So, is copier sales a good industry? All in all, the copy equipment industry offers more advantages than disadvantages. If you consider yourself ambitious, energetic and in possession of superior people skills and exceptional communication abilities, this just might be the career for you.
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MDF Copiers and MFD Equipment - Which One is Right For You?"Should I buy a new printer or fix the old one?" I don't know how many times I've heard this question, but I wish I had a nickel for each time. Of course, if they asked a salesperson, he'd have a ready answer for them... always "yes". But as a technician, I like to analyze the question a little before giving an answer. The standard equation was always that if the repair costs more than half the machine, then replace it. But as printer technology advances, and smaller printers last longer, that standard is changing.Just to give you an example, a $1,000 laser printer might easily last 150,000 pages before ever breaking down. When it finally does need repairs, a $500 maintenance kit (including labor) is nothing to wince at. It's standard almost. And the $500 will most probably carry you through another 150,000 pages. In a case like that, if you'd replaced that printer, you would have wasted $500.So once we get down to the dollar for dollar, the modern equation has changed, even though the standard answer from printer dealers hasn't. Of course, the question of repair cost and printer cost isn't the only thing to consider anymore. You have to consider down time, technological advances, and a whole mess of other things. In the end, you won't get a short, simple answer... but you can make a list of pros and cons taking into account each of the following:Small Consistent Repairs - If a machine breaks down every other month, it's probably time for an upgrade... even if the repairs are cheap. They aren't supposed to break often. If yours is, then either the parts are getting old and brittle, or the machine itself isn't made for the amount of work you're giving it. An acceptable 'break free' period is four months.Parts - With smaller machines, parts availability is usually the deciding factor when trying to decide whether to replace or repair. Especially with inkjet printers. As a matter of fact, the odds of being able repair an inkjet machine is very slim, because inkjet parts are usually not manufactured--the machine was designed to be replaceable.Down Time - Sometimes it's not the end of the world when a machine sits in the corner for a week waiting for parts. Sometimes it is the end of the world. If your business relies on your machine, then you need to consider a few things: 1-Is the machine reliable enough to go for long periods without breaking? 2-Is the machine a popular model, and are there parts readily available when the machine DOES break? 3-do you have anything for 'backup'? If you answered 'no' to any of these questions, you ought to think about buying a good, reliable, POPULAR machine.Technology - Hey--it changes, and it changes fast. If you're still using something with a parallel port, then it might be time to switch over. Yes, they'll always have things to help you convert from USB to parallel, but there are other software and memory changes that might make it impossible to use old printers. If you're thinking about upgrading your computer systems in the next couple of years, you ought to upgrade your printer as well. Supplies - It's really hard to let go of an old printer when you have a whole stack of unused toner cartridges. Especially if you can't sell them to recover some of your cost. If the printer is costing too much to repair, then you end up spending a dime to save a nickel. However, some of the 'old reliables' can be used for bulk printer or for back-up printers, so it's not always a total loss.While these are all good things to consider when paying for a printer repair, sometimes the final decision comes down to a simple budget consideration. The most important question might simply be: Do we have enough money budgeted for a new printer? Your technician can't help you answer that, but his experience can usually help you foresee the price you'll pay if you hold on to your old machine.
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Most photocopier and office equipment suppliers will have recently seen an increased number of businesses choosing copier leasing over purchasing. Copier leasing is on the increase primarily because businesses are looking for stable solutions in the recession when the economic future is not clear. Leasing copiers and other office equipment is often appealing to businesses for several reasons: Finances can be planned more effectively (paying a fixed amount each month) There is no large cash sum to pay up front They can keep up to date with all the latest technology The device is only paid for for the time it is needed, up until the leasing agreement runs out Leasing agreements could deliver possible tax benefits Often there is an option to purchase the equipment at the end of the lease Service agreements are often included in the copier lease, allowing for technical assistance Although there are many advantages to copier leasing, many businesses have become reluctant to take out long term lease agreements, mostly due to their uncertain or unstable financial future. With this change, photocopier suppliers have had to make it possible for customers to gain a copier lease agreement and feel comfortable in the amount time the lease has been taken out for. Copier suppliers, such as Canon Copiers, have adapted and become more flexible by shortening some lease agreements so that businesses do not have make such a long term commitment. The FLA chief recently announced to businesses that leasing could be the way to beat the recession (http://www.fla.org.uk/news/news.asp?ID=545), declaring that lease contracts offer a chance to manage cash flow and deliver stability as lenders cannot cancel the contract. It might be that businesses are more likely to choose to take out a copier lease agreement over purchasing, but they have to be approved by a leasing and finance company. Leasing companies have made it tougher for businesses to be approved as it has been more difficult to guarantee the stability of businesses during the recession. However, by offering shorter term copier leasing and supporting businesses in their bid to be approved a lease, some photocopier and office equipment suppliers have adapted to help make it more likely for businesses to be approved. It has recently been claimed that the UK economy has started to grow again perhaps meaning that the end of the recession is drawing near and eventually more leasing contracts may be approved and businesses could feel comfortable taking out longer term leases. However, until then the copier suppliers have to adapt to the change in the market and offer flexibility to help businesses gain the lease agreement needed and have access to the best photocopiers available.
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