Every business, of any size, will ask themselves the question do I need a franking machine? The answer is not always yes, as a franking machine will simply not be beneficial to every business. However, it is a common misconception that franking machines are only suitable for businesses that send large amounts of mail every day and this is simply not the case!
In fact, companies that send between 5 and 10 items of mail per day can potentially save hundreds of pounds every year as a result of switching to a franking machine. And the more you send on a daily basis, the more you save. But saving money is not the only reason to consider the upgrade from stamps to franking. A franking machine can also improve the look of your mail, streamline your mailing process and a whole lot more.
So, no matter how much mail you send every day or week, here are just some of the reasons why you should now be using a franking machine.
1. Discounted Postage Rates!
To try and encourage more businesses to make the switch to franking machines, the Royal Mail offers franking machine users postage discounts. This therefore makes franking much cheaper than using stamps, allowing savings to be made each time you frank. With the introduction of Mailmark franking in 2014 this discount has been made even larger and over the course of a month the savings you make will be significant.
2. Never Miss Pay!
Both over and under paying on postage has been a big issue for businesses nationwide over the years. It occurs when senders are unsure of the exact weight of a piece of mail, resulting in the sender over or under stamping a letter or parcel to make sure the item reaches its intended destination. This causes issues for both the sender and receiver.
A franking machine will ensure you eliminate this risk as an integrated weighing scale can be used to ensure the precise postage is applied.
3. Save Time As Well As Money!
A franking machine can be used in the comfort of your own office. You will not need to make trips to the local postage office and the laborious task of manually peeling and affixing stamps is removed. You simply weigh and frank your mail all in one place at a speed much quicker than using stamps.
A franking machine can also be topped up with postage any time of the day, within minutes, meaning you will never run out of stamps.
4. A Professional Business Image!
Every time you frank you can have the ability to frank a company name, logo, return address or even a message. This can be changed whenever you frank and will make your mail to look clean and crisp. The look of your mail will improve, and it is a great way to promote your brand for no cost.
Want To Know More About Franking?
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.