A franking machine license we hear you ask? Yes, even a franking machine requires a license for you to use it in the UK! But do not worry, this is all done on your behalf by your franking machine supplier to make the process smoother for all involved.
When you first decide to start franking your mail, and therefore make the choice of renting or purchasing a franking machine, your franking machine supplier will apply for a franking machine license on your behalf. This is a requirement by Royal Mail for you to use your new franking equipment. Once the license is approved by Royal Mail, a copy of your license will be sent to you. We advise you keep this safe!
What Is Included On The License?
A franking machine license will include various details about your business that Royal Mail keeps a copy of. The licence includes the following:
– Your business name and address.
– The franking machine serial number.
– A unique die number.
Stay Up To Date
It is very important that your franking machine license details are always kept up to date. This means that if you make any changes to your business name or address you must inform your franking machine supplier. This is so that a new license can be applied for. The Royal Mail require that they have the latest and up to date information regarding who is using the franking machine. This will help prevent any fraudulent use.
If your business does move premises when using a franking machine then you need to consider the details that frank onto your outgoing mail. For example, if you move towns then your franking machine supplier will have to order new software to reflect the changes. It is vital that the correct information is being franked onto your post. If it is incorrect then your mail will return undelivered.
Mailcoms are one of the Royal Mail’s Authorised independent inspectors and maintainers of franking machines and as such we can provide you with a Mailmark franking machine to suit your needs. Whether you want to buy or rent a franking machine, or just genuinely want some advice on making this decision, we are more than happy to help.
A Mailmark franking machine can help massively when sending your mail. If you are interested in getting a franking machine or upgrading to a Mailmark franking machine with even lower prices available, then please view our franking machine page here or call us today on 01543 572 776.