How Flexi Hire can help get your Christmas sales staff moving
The winter season is a traditionally frantic time of year for most businesses, and as the general public’s shopping behaviours start to change, it’s likely to start becoming a very busy time for your sales staff in particular. And if yours spend a fair proportion of their time travelling to clients, now is a prudent moment to re-evaluate the cars they’re driving, and whether they’ll be up to the task. If you decide they’re not, here are just a few of the best reasons why it might be worth considering flexi hire for your next car or van.
The flexibility can be especially useful
When we’re talking about flexi hire, it seems only natural to start off with its namesake advantage; the actual flexibility. Essentially, it works slightly differently to normal car hire or van hire, and substantially differently from a lease or hire purchase. When you flexi hire a car or van, you’re not agreeing to have it for a set period of time. Instead, our minimum hire period is just 28 days, and after that you can return the vehicle at any time you like.
That means you’re not being locked into any long term agreements or contracts that might stop being quite as beneficial for you within a few weeks, months or years. In those sorts of cases, it’s not unusual to find you’re then stuck with a vehicle that you don’t really need, which can be an annoying drain on your finances. (And heaven knows we’re going to have enough of those this winter!) Instead, flexi hire puts all the power in your hands, so you can decide when you’ll stop using the vehicle at a moment that’s convenient for you. And on a related note…
Simplified costs, all kept to a minimum
Now, you’ll already know that when you buy a new car for your business, it’s not just the cost of the actual car you’ll need to account for. There’s also a range of related costs to (literally) take into account, not least of which is tax and insurance. But when you’re flexi hiring a car, you don’t have to worry about any of that. Everything you’ll need is included in the payments. They encompass tax, insurance, and even breakdown cover - so no matter where you’re based and where your team are planning to drive, you can always be sure that we’ve got you covered.
Quicker, easier decision-making
When you buy a car for your business, or lease one for an extended period, you’ve got to work out not just its current suitability for your business, but also whether or not it’ll still be quite so useful a few months or years down the line. You might not always need a large van for example, or a large luxury car. Alternatively, if you’re hoping to upscale, then a small car or city car might not quite cut it for you. That might end up begging the question - how can you avoid the growth of your business being too much of a slave to the state of your fleet?
Flexi hire doesn’t pose any of those same headaches. You don’t need to worry about how suitable for your business it’ll be in future, just whether it fits your requirements right now. If you later decide that you need something different, then you can always swap it out for something more suitable as and when you need to. Sorted.
Opens up new possibilities
At the start of this year, we talked about why flexi hire was such a good way to expand your business fleet. All that still holds true! And of course, while we can talk in detail about all the general and universal advantages that flexi hire might offer your business here on the blog, it’s also worth considering that you might be able to enjoy even more specific benefits that might be unique to your business - perhaps helping you solve issues or inefficiencies so longstanding that dealing with them is just gaken for granted. Who knows!
And of course, trying flexi hire over the Christmas rush can give you a pretty decent idea of how it can help during your busiest period - and therefore how many of those benefits can still be applicable throughout the rest of the year.
Food for thought, perhaps, but we’ll leave that up to you for now! In the meantime, if you’ve got any questions or need any advice, don’t hesitate to ask one of our experts. With around 50 years of experience behind us here at Intack Self Drive, you can trust us to provide the answers in as much or as little detail as you need. Find out more details about our Flexi Hire service here, or feel free to give us a ring on 01254 57811!