When you pay for equipment up front in cash, it’s money you can’t then use elsewhere in your business, for example to pay for wages, stock, or utilities.
Unless your business is flush with money, your cash purchase could make it harder for your business to meet its short-term debts.
In contrast, when you finance equipment, you can pay for it in small, regular amounts out of the revenue it helps generate.
This can help your business’s cash flow remain positive.
When you pay cash for equipment, there’s usually no going back.
If the equipment turns out to be not quite right, your only options are to either live with it or sell it (most likely at a significant loss) before buying another machine, further depleting your cash reserves.
With Rent–Try–Buy, you’re not tied to the equipment, which you can upgrade at any time; or, if things don’t work out, return after 12 months without penalty.
Or, if the equipment proves to be ideal, you can buy it from us at any time.
When you pay cash, the amount and quality of the equipment you buy is limited to how much you can afford at the time.
Financing can give you more money to spend, allowing you to buy more or better equipment.
This can help boost your business’s efficiency and productivity, improve the quality of your food and beverages, save you time, and reduce your energy or water use.
Not to mention that the equipment will probably last longer and won’t have to be replaced as quickly.
Your weekly Rent–Try–Buy payments are an operating expense.
That means they’re fully tax-deductible in the year they’re made.
Cash payments for equipment are a capital expense.
Normally, you don’t get an immediate tax deduction for capital expenses.
Instead, you claim the cost of the asset’s depreciation over its effective life, which can be several years or more.