Approaching this question requires you to consider a few things before you can reach your answer. To begin with, you will need to think about what stage your business is currently at, do you have plans for future expansion? and how much can you realistically afford to invest? The answers to these questions will help you to understand what kind of embroidery machine you need in the first place, which then leads us to the question of how much you should be expecting to pay for your machinery.
In this article, we’ll help you to reach a conclusion by helping you to answer and understand these questions.
What Stage Is Your Business At?
Your business should partly determine the embroidery machines you use. For example, a small start-up business is unlikely to have enough orders to use the most expensive equipment to its maximum efficiency for a long time. On the other end of the spectrum, a well-established industrial business will find that cheaper lines simply aren’t efficient enough for their requirements and that in the long run, the initial lower price was not worthwhile.
Understanding what stage your business is at is more than just assessing your current standing. To buy the most efficient machine for your business, you should take a critical stance towards your enterprise. Consider where you can cut slack from your line and maximise productivity – finding those areas where you are losing time will help you to better understand what kind of functions you need to look for in your next machine.
For example, if you’ve noticed that your typical design uses a variety of threads, but you or your team are losing time having to repeatedly change over the threads on your machines, then you should be prioritising a machine with more heads. When you identify a problem, you can start working towards the solution.
Do You Have Plans for Expansion?
Embroidery machines are hardly small pieces of kit, and this knowledge should factor into your decisions to buy new technology. If you are a small start-up business with limited space, then the option to buy multiple machines might not make sense for the space you’re working with. In this case, it might be better to pool your funds and invest in higher quality machines, as opposed to high quantity.
For very small businesses working from home environments, size really does come at a premium, and you may appreciate paying more for a highly functional but smaller machine.
For industrial businesses, maximising the use of floor space is still important. The question might not be about getting in more machines, but more about upgrading current ones.
How Much Can You Afford to Invest?
A new embroidery machine should be seen as more than just new equipment; purchasing a highly skilled and functional machine can be an investment for your business. Perhaps you don’t presently need a machine that can embroider caps as well as shirts, but you might choose to invest in the possibility that you could use that function in the future to target more audiences.
What Kind of Embroidery Machine Do You Need?
Now that you’ve answered the previous questions, you can start your search to find the perfect industrial sewing machines to suit your business. You can contact us with your requirements, and we’ll help to identify some models that suit your specific needs.
How Much Should You Pay for an Embroidery Machine?
For start-up businesses and first-time embroiderers, the cost is often the factor which decides which machine is the best fit for your business. We offer 0% finance options for many of our machines – a choice which is especially popular for our Brother machines. You can choose to finance a machine against a person or a business, but you should know that financing your machine against a business could allow you to claim tax relief.
For our customers with a more established business, it may be a case of taking their business to higher levels of production by investing in more capable machinery, such as the ZSK Racer or Sprint. We also offer part exchanges to make things more affordable when you’re ready to upgrade your business.
We’re experts in sewing and embroidery machines so contact us with any further queries you have regarding purchasing new machinery for your business.