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Once you’ve decided it’s time to add an iPad to your business’s hardware arsenal, the next decision you’ll have to make is whether to buy it outright or hire the equipment you need. Although renting an iPad will save you a significant amount of money upfront, there are also a number of other factors to consider before making your choice.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how iPad hire could save your business money and explore a few of the other benefits associated with iPads for rent.
Why is iPad hire more cost effective?
- Upfront costs
Maintaining a healthy level of cash flow is one of the biggest challenges for almost every small business owner. You have to make sure there is enough cash in the business to pay rent, suppliers, tax and utility bills when they’re due, while also investing in the business to ensure its continued growth.
When resources are tight, decisions have to be made about when to spend and when to save, without impacting on the growth of the company. iPad hire is one simple way business owners can reduce their initial outlay and keep more cash in the business.
- Ongoing costs
When you buy an iPad or any other piece of hardware, there are not just the purchase costs to consider. There are also ongoing costs related to security measures, software updates, computer repair, and technical support as and when required.
When you decide to hire an iPad, this is another cost you can bypass – all of the iPads from Hire Intelligence come with free set-up and have the latest anti-virus software pre-installed. You can also customise your hire with the software and applications you’ll need. If you do require any assistance, simply contact our team.
As well as the upfront and ongoing costs of buying an iPad outright, you also have to factor in the additional cost of depreciation. All computers – even the hugely popular iPad – lose their value extremely quickly. In fact, much like a car, they lose a good chunk of their value as soon as you walk out of the store. After six months, your iPad could be worth just half the price you paid for it and, when the latest iPad is released, it will depreciate in value even more.
If you hire an iPad, you can protect yourself from these costs. Not only that but you can also chop and change your hardware in line with the needs of your business, and upgrade to the latest hardware as soon as it’s released.
Other benefits of iPad hire
Reducing your business’s costs is not the only advantage associated with iPad rental. Some of the other benefits include:
- Flexibility – You can hire an iPad for as little or as long as you like, with deals available for one day all the way up to 24 months.
- Tax benefits – Rental deals can offer tax benefits, with the full cost of the hire usually deducted from taxable income. Consult your accountant for advice in this area.
- Replacement equipment – Ongoing support and replacement equipment in the event of failure are often available as part of the deal.
- Upgrades – Periodic upgrades or replacement with new equipment can be included to keep your business technology up to date.
Your iPad hire options
We have a wide range of Apple iPads in stock. Our iPad hire options include:
Of course, whether you should choose to buy or hire an iPad will depend on a number of factors such as your business’s requirements, your budget, and the level of advice and support you need. But, if reducing business costs is a priority, then renting an iPad could be the right option for you.