Why renting scales may be better for your business

If you work in the manufacturing, livestock, transport or material handling industries, chances are you know how important it is to have reliable and accurate scales for weighing products and raw materials. However, buying a professional-grade scale can be a large investment, especially if your business is just starting out or if you only need a scale on a temporary basis. That’s why at Accurate/Western Scale we offer industrial scales for rental as well as purchase to businesses in Calgary and nearby parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here are some of the advantages of renting rather than buying scales for your business.

1. Low upfront costs

If you only need a scale on a one-off or short-term basis, renting a scale is much cheaper than buying one outright. However, before deciding to rent or buy, it’s important to do a cost-benefit analysis to see which option is a better business decision. Renting can end up costing you more in the long run if you rent over an extended period of time.

2. Professional service and maintenance
When you rent scales for your business, you don’t have to worry about taking care of maintenance. You can be sure that the scale will be delivered to you fully serviced and accurately calibrated, and any problems that arise will be dealt with by professional technicians, according to the conditions of your rental contract.

3. Short-term commitments
Renting allows you to test out different scales without having to commit to purchasing one right away. You’ll be able to figure out whether a certain model works for you and your business’s needs and try out different types of scales without having to spend the money to buy them. Renting can also be a convenient and affordable alternative if one of your scales suddenly breaks and buying a new one isn’t part of your current budget.

4. Improved operational efficiency
Having a quality scale can improve your business’s efficiency and productivity and lead to an increase in profits. When you rent, you’re able to jumpstart this growth without having to account for the large expense of buying a scale, which means you’ll have a higher net profit.

Whether you’re looking to rent or buy, Accurate/Western Scale can help you get the equipment you need for the right price. We’re proud to rent high-calibre counting, floor and crane scales to businesses in Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Swift Current and everywhere in between. To learn more about our products and services or request a free quote, contact us today.

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