If you’re interested in using a charging station for events or implementing one at your place of business, you may be wondering whether owning or leasing is the right move for you. The right answer really depends on your specific needs and how you plan to utilize your station. Before you make your decision, here are a few things to consider.
How Versatile Should Your Station Be?
If you host events frequently or change the floorplan of your business often, you may need to change the configuration of your station frequently to optimize how it’s used. Changing the type of charging station used for each event gives you a greater level of charging versatility, but it may end up costing more in the long run. You should determine if you’re willing to pay to periodically lease different types of units or if settling on a single unit to purchase is more cost effective for your needs.
What if you need wifi or rolling casters and a travel case for one event, but may not need these options for another? Similarly, what if you promote your charging station as a way for sponsors to promote their brand at your events but the sponsor changes regularly? If this is the case, you may want to consider leasing as it will give you a way to completely change your configuration and custom skin from event to event.
If you’re looking for the most versatile, cost-effective option, our InFuse Flex units are designed to be modular. Purchasing a custom InFuse Flex with varying baseplates and shelves will allow you to convert your charging station from a standing unit to a tabletop or shelf unit seamlessly on your own. If you have two stations, you can even convert the single sided stations into a single, double sided station without having to order completely new units.
How Do You Plan on Using Your Station?
Consider the type of business you run. If your organization holds an event, trade show, or conference annually, you may be better off leasing your unit for these specific event times. You’ll undoubtedly want to re-wrap your station for each event and may need to upgrade the cables or configuration of your unit to keep up with the latest charging technology. Additionally, you may find a lower or slower ROI if you’ve purchased a station that only gets used once a year.
If your organization holds consistent events over the course of a year or your station will be used daily in a business or retail location, it may be a better idea to purchase your station as it will yield a much better ROI.
Will a Charging Station Benefit your Business?
If you’re unsure about the viability of a charging station for your business, start off by leasing your unit. While charging stations are a great way to increase business and foot traffic, we understand that every business is unique and you may find that one type charging station may be less effective than another. Leasing a versatile option such as our InFuse Flex gives you a great way to test out a number of different charging styles so you can better determine if a particular style of charging station will work best for your business. Once you find one that fits, you can always commit to purchasing it outright!
If you’re still on the fence, remember that InCharged offers a standard 3 year warranty that covers all internal parts and manufacturing defects. If that’s not enough of a guarantee, we also offer an extended 5 year warranty that includes a technology upgrade, cable swaps, and a new rewrap for your unit. This way, whether you lease or own, you can rest assured that your investment is covered by our industry-leading warranty.