How To Start Franking

Many businesses in the UK are now franking their mail and benefitting from doing so. However many businesses are still yet to make the switch to franking and as such do not even know how to start franking. Read our franking guide to see how you can start franking your mail today.

1. Choose a franking machine

First of all you will need to choose your franking machine from a authorised Royal Mail supplier so that you can rent, lease or purchase your chosen franking machine. Mailcoms are a Royal Mail authorised company and we can supply you with a low cost franking machine.

2. Apply For Your Licence

Your franking machine supplier will then provide you with a franking licence.

3. Arrange Credit

Next you need to pay for your franking postage. This can be done either by Direct Debit, credit card and credit accounts with deferred payment terms.

4. Buy Your Postage

When using a franking machine you can pay for a wide range and variety of different mail. This includes Special Delivery Guaranteed, international and one-off business collections. The following services are available through franking:

  • UK Mail
    • 1st and 2nd Class
    • 1st and 2nd Class Signed For
    • Special Delivery Guaranteed
  • International Mail
    • International Standard
    • International Tracked
    • International Signed
    • International Tracked & Signed

5. Send Your Mail

Finally it is time to send your mail. To qualify for the best franking savings and to avoid penalties, you must separate your franked mail by UK/international destination, and then further by product and class. Find out how to get your franked mail ready for posting here.

How Mailcoms Can Help

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 range of franking machines here or call us today on 01543 572 776.