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We Are Who We Think We Are


 

When starting this company, my plan was to provide great service while offering very nice office equipment at unbeatable prices.  As the days of management went by, I often wondered if the original intention was still at aim.  So that is why we provide cost assessments to not only see what other companies are charging (or overcharging), but we also look at the happiness of the relationship with that customer and their current provider.  We call this an ongoing focus group which provides feedback on what to do to make things right, and what to avoid.  After countless visits and dialogues, it is safe to say the plan from the beginning is coming to fruition today and will continue to meet those expectations in the future.

Our plan is simple – provide the best service to create the happiest of partner relationships with our customers while offering the best routes to discounted pricing.  This saves our customers money, time, and affords them a smooth working print and scan environment.

If you would like to take part in our focus group, and find a better route to a wonderful relationship with your office equipment vendor, contact us today and we’ll provide a Free Savings Assessment to get it started.
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How Are Those Lease Returns Working for You?


A copier lease return is a special phrase in our industry which suggests the copier is being shipped back to the leasing company, assumingly to be upgraded to a newer better model. Have you ever wondered the costs associated with a copier lease return?

There’s the finance portion of the equation which can be calculated as a bulk interest payment if returning the equipment early. There’s also the added property tax for the year of the return as well as an overflow of return shipping charges. Sometimes these charges are hidden in the next lease you signed and just financed over a longer term we call “water in the deal”. The fact of the matter is there are fees and charges which are difficult to escape so the industry has unique ways to hide them.

Sometimes a copier lease makes sense, even given the fees associated, but other times it may make more financial sense to just purchase the equipment and pair it with a Best Performance Maintenance Plan which will take care of the machine as long as you own it. For super discounts and special purchase plan options, call our office today and talk to a knowledgeable associate to help you with your business needs.

214-431-5191

info@beyerimaging.com

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The Reviews Are In!


Being in this industry for over a decade gives a good glimpse of the “Must Haves” and the “Have Nots” in office equipment and capabilities. We will start highlighting the “Must Haves” as we have seen perform very well out in the field. So let’s get started!

The first highlight comes in as a standard component on the Canon Advance series multifunction devices. This feature is what we call Secure Print. Have you ever wanted to print a document without all your co-workers seeing it laying on the output tray? We hear this a lot in human resource departments and accounting management firms that sensitive information is nobody’s business but the user who is wanting it printed.

Canon came up with the Secure Print feature for this very reason. To use it is simple. In the Properties tab in the printer driver, you can customize your print job to be held within the print device until you are at the machine ready for it to print. You can put your own password protection on the document so nobody else can print it but you. This prevents the need of single-user desktop printers as well as private information from being shared near the water cooler.

For more information on other great features for your office, stay tuned. Or contact a knowledgeable representative at 214-431-5191 or info@beyerimaging.com.

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How Does Your Copier Service Stack Up?


 

The other day we received a call from a woman who had a failing copier.  She was in a constant state of aggravation over her equipment and the number of times her current technician had tried to resolve the problems.  She finally decided to call another source for a second opinion.  We were privileged to accept her call and were up for the challenge to repair her source of aggravation.

When our technician went out to inspect the equipment, he noticed an overlooked component of the initial break.  He was able to get the machine up and running wonderfully in less than an hour.  Not only was he able to get the machine working in no time, his arrival to their office was the same afternoon the call was placed.

If this kind of repair work is pulling at your heartstrings, contact us today for a fine tuned adjustment to your office equipment network. Call 214-431-5191 or submit and online request to: http://beyerimaging.com/contact-us/request-service

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The True Cost of Copier Ownership


Have you ever inquired what the true cost is of your copier?

There’s the lease or purchase plan, which can be a recurring monthly fee or a one-time bulk-sized purchase. There’s the following maintenance costs which can be an ongoing service plan or multiple one-time fees associated with labor, parts and supplies. There are also additional property taxes and insurance fees related to the value of the equipment.

So you may ask, “Are all these expenses worth the investment?” Indeed there are other round about ways to acquire the same outcome of pieces of paper being printed. You could perhaps buy a “cheap” printer at a retail store and just get the ink when you need it. Or you could make visits to the nearest FedEx Office to make your copies and prints. But what we often find people saying is, “That printer ink is so expensive and we are constantly purchasing it!” or “We’re spending way too much time and money at Kinko’s.”

Sometimes the path trying to cut costs actually runs counter to cutting those costs. This is a realization we have come to know quite well from years of feedback at Beyer Imaging. That is why we have incorporated cost-reduction strategies to allow for a luxury printing, copying and scanning environment without an associated excessive price tag.

For more information on reducing your copier costs, whether that be through leasing, buying or maintenance strategies, give us a call today at 214-431-5191

 

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So You Just Got Another Complaint About The Copy Machines…

So you just got another complaint from a staff member about the copy machines. They jam too much, the copy quality is bad. You can call the service company, but they take forever to respond. And anyways, you’re stuck in a long-term lease.

What if you could get out of that lease and into better, more reliable, and even less expensive equipment?

When you’re ready to explore your options and save money, contact us to schedule your Free Savings AssessmentWe’re confident that you’ll be impressed with how much we can save you!

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How to Cut Out Unnecessary Lease Fees

So the other day…

I was looking into possible lease upgrade options for one of our wonderful clients.  He wanted to scan directly to Google Docs from the copier. His current machine did not have that capability but a newer model would do the trick.  When looking at his originally signed lease agreement, I assumed he was paying around $118.00 including tax for his monthly lease.  After looking at his most recent invoice, he told me that his bill was actually much higher – closer to $145.00 per month.

It may not seem like much, but over time that variance can add up.  We hope this video will help. In less than two minutes, find out how to save hundreds of dollars in excessive copier lease fees.

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How Much Does That Document Really Cost to Print?

So you just got a great deal on a new printer. You’re printing all your files — and realize a couple of weeks later that you’re already out of ink! You go to order some more, and find out — that ink is expensive. Maybe the printer wasn’t such a bargain after all.

We hear this all the time, especially after that little printer breaks and needs repair work. So the question we ask is: “How much does that document really cost to print?”

If you’re ready to really save money on printing, Beyer Imaging is here for you. With our Best Performance Maintenance Plans, all maintenance and supplies (except paper and staples) are included, and printing only costs around a penny per page.

Contact us to get started!

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Beware of the Toner Scam!

Please Beware! Toner Pirates on the Loose!

It has come to our attention that scam artists are trying to swindle accounts payable offices into paying for toner that is not needed for their business. One of our clients just notified us of one of these scams.

These firms may contact a department asking to update its shipping and copier model number information, then ships and bills you for toner. Advise your staff not to give any information to a caller from a company they do not know. Your usual supplier has all of the account information needed.

Often, these firms will use the name of an executive in their quest to get a machine model number and to have an order shipped. Ask the caller for his/her name and phone number in order to call back. This request will often result in a hang-up or a revised story from the caller. DO NOT sign and return any order forms faxed to your department by an unfamiliar company.

Favorite quotations:

“We understand that you have “x” brand copier (or printer, FAX). If you order now, you can avoid a price increase.”

“Your boss referred me to you.”

“The price increase has just been announced but if you order now, you can avoid it.”

“I have a toner order intended for another department which no longer needs it. Can I send it to you?”

Toner Included in Beyer Imaging Maintenance Agreement

Beyer Imaging’s Performance Maintenance Agreements INCLUDE toner in the price of the plans. If you are like over 95% of our clients and have one of these agreements, you will never have to source toner elsewhere. It’s free with your plan! Simply call or email us when you need spare toner.

On a Happier Note

Thank you for your trust in Beyer Imaging service and our partnership. We are grateful for your integrity and business and look forward to working with you in the future!

Sincerely,
Darcie Beyer


Companies to Avoid

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  • Interstate Distribution, Culver City, CA (also known as IDCServco)
  • IT Solutions, Los Angeles, CA
  • Laser Imaging
  • Lasertech
  • Micro Experts
  • Microtech Solutions, Montana
  • National Supply Center
  • National Systems Imaging, Los Angeles, CA
  • Network Imaging, Westminster, CA
  • Premium Marketing Services, Los Angeles, CA
  • Premium Distributors Center, LA, CA
  • Reliable Shipping
  • Regional Distribution Center
  • Regional Supply Center, Inc.
  • Resource Data Services, Alsip, IL
  • Supplies Distribution Network (SDN)
  • Supply Information Center
  • Supply Services, Atlanta, GA.
  • Supply Support Network
  • Systems Warehouse
  • Upstate Supply, Inc.
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Meet Your New Beyer Imaging Service Manager!

We are proud to announce Beyer Imaging’s new Service Manager, Wesley Farrer! With his vision for serving our clients, honorable personal values, and gifts of management and leadership, Wesley is a very special part of our team.

Exceeding Industry Standards

Wesley carries a contagious “can do it” attitude, driving an emphasis on not just settling for industry average, but exceeding standards and achieving world class results.

Wesley’s goals for process improvement include:

  • Faster service response time
  • Resolving customer issues on the first visit
  • Dependable equipment beyond the life of the service contract

Complete Customer Satisfaction

With his extensive background in customer service, passion for problem-solving, and genuine willingness to go above and beyond customer expectations, we are confident Wesley will provide optimal service to our clients. “I enjoy the daily interaction with clients and knowing that my efforts have a direct effect on customer satisfaction,” he says. “The technical and mechanical challenges of the work also motivate me.”

Here to Help

Highly motivated and enthusiastic, Wesley is happy to serve you along with his co-workers at Beyer Imaging. For pleasant, productive service, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you now and in the future!

Thank you,
Darcie Beyer

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Free Assessment Today Means Greater Savings Tomorrow

Spending Too Much On Printing?

When it comes to copy and print utilization, there’s a very good chance you’re pouring money down the drain without even knowing it. The Docu¢ents Savings Assessment from Beyer Imaging can help you spot where that’s happening and present ways to save more money and optimize system utilization.

It’s simple, thorough and completely free of charge with no obligation.

Request your Free Savings Assessment today.

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How to Secure Your Office Equipment Tax Write-Off

Timely action for year-end tax planning could be especially important to take advantage of a host of tax breaks. These breaks will not be around next year unless Washington acts to extend them, which, at the present time looks doubtful.

At Beyer Imaging, we are dedicated to helping your office save money, increase productivity and streamline your workflow.  We know that the more you know, the less likely you are to make costly mistakes.

Below explains how the Tax Relief and Small Job Act extended Section 179 to allow small business to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment (deduction limit of $500,000) purchased or financed during the 2013 tax year.  That means if you buy (or lease) qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income!*

Basically, Section 179 Works Like This:

When your organization buys certain equipment, it typically gets to write it off a little at a time through depreciation.  For example, if your company spends $100,000 on office equipment, it gets to write off (say) $20,000 a year for 5 years.

While this is better than no write-off at all, most business owners would prefer to write off the full equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.  The purpose behind Section 179 is to motivate the American economy (and your Business) to move in a positive direction.  Most businesses take advantage of the Section 179 tax incentives in order to help lower the true cost of ownership on their business equipment.

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Beyer Imaging Can Help!

Call us now at 214-431-5191 or email us at info@beyerimaging.com

With the majority of our clients already saving over 50% off the list price, and with such a large savings available to your business, now is the perfect time to look to Beyer Imaging for a custom equipment solution.

Click here for your Section 179 Calculator

Click here for further details about Section 179

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