Purchasing Refurbished Banking Equipment: An Overlooked Best Practice of Banks and Credit Unions
Many leaders at banks and credit unions have never fully explored the advantages of purchasing refurbished banking equipment. However, in today’s business environment, this option must be considered, especially as you strive to keep your branches running smoothly and stay on track with new technology rollouts, conversions or upgrades that modernize your financial institution and enhance its competitiveness.
For every bank or credit union, having the right hardware is business critical, whether it’s scanners, teller printers or signature pads. You need to make sure every device functions effectively every day so that customer interactions happen seamlessly. Malfunctioning or insufficient quantities of equipment can frustrate tellers and customers, taking the focus away from the customers’ needs and hampering operational efficiency and growth.
However, with supply chain challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic and inflation, it might be harder to acquire devices that were easy to find a year ago. Plus, prices and surcharges are increasing at dizzying rates. Competition for new equipment is heating up, with some organizations hoarding equipment by acquiring a “just-in-case” supply. The good news? Buying new is not the only option.
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