Whether you’re renovating or relocating your office, there comes a time where you’ll need to furnish that space. This can be done through either buying new items or investing in used commercial office furniture. With how much money goes into running a business, cutting costs where you can is a prudent way to make sure you stay successful. The truth is that although buying new office furniture can be tempting, buying used office has a variety of benefits that go beyond just cost savings.
See some of the major benefits of buying used commercial office furniture below.
Less Waiting Time
When you buy new furniture, depending on how you customize it you may need to wait for it to be manufactured first, and then wait (and pay) for it to be shipped to you. Adding weeks to your lead time before your team can get working may be a bigger loss than you realize. When you buy used furniture you can cut most of that lead time out. In most cases, you can go and pick up the furniture immediately.
More Environmentally Friendly
Extending the shelf-life of any item is great for long-term value but also great for the environment. Manufacturing and shipping all take natural resources and can add more pollutants into the environment. Buying used allows you to give those items a new life, keep them out of landfills and support your local economy.
Higher Quality Brands
With big renovations or large office spaces, the chances of you being able to afford extremely high quality brands may go out the window. Buying used furniture, however, gives you the opportunity to still get high quality brand name items at a lower price point. This can be a great strategy to employ for items where high-quality is important to you and your employees.
For instance, if your employees will be spending hours in their office chairs, you could make the case that the quality of those chairs needs to be much higher. Buying used may allow you to find those higher quality chairs in your price point.