Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a financial estimate that helps determine the direct and indirect costs of a product or service over its useful life. It's a management accounting concept that includes the purchase price of an asset plus the costs of operation. TCO is important when comparing tape dispenser options to gauge the best value.

TCO with tape dispensers includes the purchase price, the set-up installation, training, maintenance, downtime cost, and especially the USA availability of parts and service. 


When comparing gummed tape dispensers to hand-held plastic tape dispenser, consider the life expectancy of the dispensers. 

A hand held taper - if not lost or misplaced - may last three to six months. With tape dispensers lasting 10-20 years, you will be looking at needing 20-50 plastic tape dispensers for each gummed tape dispenser, plus the shipping costs and paperwork to reorder them. 

Gummed tape dispensers don't move, hand held tape dispensers have a tendency to be misplaced. This leads to packers walking around looking for them. 

We sell several versions of hand held dispensers. Great for protecting important labeling on boxes.

Plastic tape vs gummed tape - as a consumable - is another consideration. Plastic tape is half the cost of gummed tape. However, by the time a packer puts two or three strips of plastic tape to close a box, your company may be spending more for plastic tape plus the labor to apply when compared to a single strip of gummed tape. The other consideration is what your packages look like when received by your customer. What image do you want your customer to have?

Consider packing operations for security reasons. A good shipping operation will pack it, weight it, label it, and ship it all at the same time in the same place. This minimizes the potential for shortages or mispacked orders. 

Some companies will sell gummed tape dispensers purely on a price consideration and not support. We offer a fair up-front price, with a long-term life span, and include excellent customer service from our support team. We stock the replacement repair parts and offer service, have video and phone customer support, and work through the project to get the best solution over the long run.

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