Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Buying A Labeling Machine
Labeling machines are machines that dispense, apply, or print-and-apply labels to various items, products, or packages. The types of machines that do these operations vary from completely automatic print-apply high production units to simple and manual dispensing devices. You can create a multitude of designs and colors to ensure that you have a unique label for every single product. These labels help you offer information like quantity, features, etc. which is vital when selling a product.
A labeling machine is an important part of selling your products. Investing in a sturdy, long lasting one is of the best interest. You might tend to make certain mistakes while looking through the various brands available, and to avoid them, here’s a list of common mistakes businesses make when buying a labeling machine.
1. Not buying a machine made in the U.S.A.
If your labeling machine is foreign-made, we’ve heard that you can generally expect around six months of longevity before your labeling machine begins to break down. Parts and service? Good luck! More on that later. Advent Labeling Machines are all hand-made right here in California, U.S.A. Built-tough, built to last.
2. Buying on price alone
Make sure the labeling machine you are buying is from an experienced manufacturer. We’ve heard many horror stories of businesses “getting a good deal” on a labeling machine from a new company, only to have their machine break down after a short period of time. Advent labeling machines are not only reasonably priced, but we’ve also been building our machines for over twenty-five years. Do your homework and buy wisely.
3. Not considering the warranty period
Very often, warranties for labeling machines are six months or less. Again, businesses often purchase labeling machines on price alone, without considering the long-term ramifications of their purchase. Advent offers a two-year limited warranty, giving customers confidence that their new labeling machine made in the U.S.A. is going to go the distance.
4. Failing to consider maintenance and availability of parts
This is another common mistake that buyers of labeling machines often make. Perhaps, the last consideration a buyer has when purchasing a labeling machine is “what happens if my machine breaks down?” Well, it should be a consideration, because many manufacturers either don’t have spare parts available or you will have to wait several weeks to get them. At Advent, all machine parts are available for same-day shipping. Whether your labeling machine is under warranty or not, simply give us a call or use our soon to be launched eCommerce store. You’ll be back up and running ASAP.
5. Ignoring customer service
Again, this is very often a detriment that most labeling machine buyers never consider. We’ve heard it time and time again from our customers who have bought labeling machines solely on price. Buyers make the purchase and very often, it is difficult to get any service at all. Advent has been in business for as long as we have for two main reasons: 1. We build damn-good made in the U.S.A. labeling machines. 2. We stand behind our products. Purchase once, purchase with confidence.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Advent Labelers.
For twenty-nine years, Advent has been the U.S.A.’s best round container, semi-automatic labeling machine for the person who wants DIY labeling for their product. We offer a variety of products such as labeling machines in the 200 and 300 series, machine parts for the respective series, etc. We ship across California, Utah, Oregon, New York, Texas, United States, Canada, and around the world.