As a consultant, we confer with our prospective customer to help them work out the kinks in the type of computer system they need for their business or even personal use. Whether to be a gamer who is looking for the “All Powerful Super Speed” system to an Accounting Firm with 4 accountants who each need their own workstation. To an Architectural or Engineering Firm that needs an extremely fast system with very large monitors and redundant hard drives (RAID Systems) for the large files that are usually created with programs such as Auto-CAD.
We look at what their business is, offer advice on the types of computers or All-In-One terminals they should get and depending on what the equipment is, we will either offer to acquire the equipment for them, or advise the best place to purchase the equipment and we would then offer to do the installation.
If they are coming to us just for the advice, we charge them for our time, but if they purchase the equipment through us, we give them a 50% reduction on the consultation services and depending on the system, we even sometimes offer to waive the consultation fee completely.
If the consulting service is for a Point-of-Sale System, Merchant Accounts or both, we waive the consulting fee if they are purchasing the system through us and having us install and program the system. If a business is just asking us for a quote on equipment, installation and training there is no charge for a quote as that is just a normal part of business.