Commercial Payback Calculator
This calculator will help you understand the payback period and benefits of Sparx ownership.
Where are you located?
How much do you charge customers for a skate sharpening today?
Approximately how many sharpenings do you currently do per year?
What is the hourly wage you pay for a manual sharpening technician?
Please include total wiat and processing time for all skates you typically bring to get sharpened.
Employees with no prior skate sharpening experience can be expert sharpeners with Sparx in less than an hour.
If you could hire non-experts to sharpen skates at your facility, what would their compensation be per hour?
Many shops have more sharpening demand during busy times than they can handle and this causes some customers to go to other locations or skip getting their skates sharpened due to the long wait.
If you could capture all of your sharpening demand, what % increase would that be over today's volume?
Do you want to include the cost of your existing (or proposed) manual equipment in this comparison exercise?
What is the cost for your existing or proposed sharpening equipment?
What time horizon would you like to use for this analysis?
Recommended, 5-10 years.
Sparx Payback Calculation
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While Sparx requires an upfront investment, the calculations above show that it will take no time at all to realize a payback given your current and desired sharpening behavior. Along the way you will enjoy the convenience of being able to sharpen at pro levels from the convenience of your home or locker room.
Above we gave you a brief overview of the comparison between your commercial operation with manual sharpening matches versus using the Sparx Sharpening system. Below we provide a more detailed comparison over the time horizon you specified.
Additional Benefits with Sparx
Enhance sharpening reputation.
Easily give your customers the same high-quality sharpening every time they come in.
Improve the product offering.
Provide greater hollow customization and personalized service with our 12 hollow options.
Greater customer satisfaction.
No more wait times.
Reduce staffing complexity.
Typically, your most experienced sharpener is also your highest paid employee. Sparx does not require sharpening experience or training. Put your best employees where they belong, on the floor.
Eliminate dangerous exposure.
Conditions of manual sharpening equipment.