With more residents working from home with greater regularity, they need more than just a place to dock their laptops and take calls. They need everything that the workplace once provided, which includes copying, scanning, printing and fax capabilities.
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Workplaces and educational institutions previously provided the materials and equipment required to conduct business or schooling. Now, residents are increasingly turning to their communities to help facilitate those necessary functions, especially printing.
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When asked which apartment amenities would best accommodate their current needs, 50% of respondents listed printing services – second only to faster internet options (54.5%). On an overall value scale, respondents rated faster internet service and printer/copier/scanner services almost equally.