A Simple Guide To Using A Franking Machine
One thing that will run through your mind when you consider getting a franking machine is training your employees on how to use it. We are here to eliminate those concerns and inform you how best to use a franking machine. Obviously each franking machine is unique in its own way and comes with it’s own manual, but our handy guide will help quash any concerns you may have.
One of the many benefits of using a franking machine is that the piece of equipment is all in one place. This will help to make the mailing process much easier. However, before you even begin to use your franking machine it is worth organising and sorting your mail into piles. This will come in use at a later date when you start franking.
Having individual piles of mail means that you can focus on one service at a time – which is less effective – rather than switching constantly between the various services and types.
1. Measuring Weight
First of all, place your item onto the franking machine’s inbuilt weighing scale. This will help ensure you get the accurate postage for your mail. Many of the older franking machine models do not come with this feature, but almost all modern models come with a weighing scale.
2. Size & Service
Secondly, select the size (width x height x depth) of your mail item and the exact service (1st class, 2nd class etc.) that you intend to use. Ensure you have separate piles for international and domestic mail so they are not muddled up.
3. Postage Costs
Next, the franking machine will automatically calculate your postage costs for you. The exact price will be calculated, even when discounted rates need applying. Currently Mailmark franking offers the best discounted postage rates available. View a complete list of the Royal Mail Postage Rates 2019 here.
Finally, place your envelope or franking label into your franking machines printer slot. The envelope or franking label will then be franked with the exact postage price, date, your company logo and/or personalised message as well as the Mailmark barcode impression (if applicable). Now your mail item is ready to be sent out!
There are some extra features available depending on the franking machine you are using, such as adding a time stamp to your mail item and restricting access to your franking machine by creating a PIN password.
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Mailcoms are a Royal Mail Authorised Independent Inspector & Maintainer of Franking Machines with over 20,000 customers nationwide and we can supply you with our very own range of models. We have been in business for over 10 years, helping to provide franking machines and franking machine support to many businesses during that time.
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.