If you’re like most business owners, you probably think that in-office shredding is the best way to protect your confidential information. After all, it’s more secure than sending your documents off to a third-party provider, right?
In-office shredding can actually be more of a liability than an asset, for a number of reasons. Here’s a look at just a few of the ways in-office shredding can negatively impact your business:
In-Office Shredding is Inefficient and Inconvenient
Shredding documents in-house is often a time-consuming and inefficient process. If you have a small volume of documents to shred, it might not be a big deal. But if you need to shred large quantities of documents on a regular basis it can quickly become a time-consuming chore that takes away from your more important tasks.
It is not only inconvenient if your office’s in-house shredding requires you or your staff to transport your own documents to a separate shredding location, but it is needlessly risky. This process can be a hassle, but it can also increase the risk of your documents being lost or stolen.
In-Office Shredding is Expensive
In-office shredding might seem like the cheaper option, but that’s not always the case. When you factor in the cost of buying or renting a shredder, as well as the cost of maintaining it, in-office shredding can actually be quite expensive.
And if you need to shred large quantities of documents on a regular basis the costs of labor and maintenance can really add up. In most cases, it’s more cost-effective to use a regularly scheduled mobile document shredding service.