Mailmark franking has been available in the UK for just over three years and there are still many businesses that are unsure what Mailmark can bring to their business and therefore are yet to make the switch. The Royal Mail technology was introduced to help enhance the way mail is processed and to make life easier for the Royal Mail, enabling them to become more efficient.
What Is Mailmark Franking?
Mailmark franking in its simplest form is an alternative way of franking and sending your mail. Introduced by the Royal Mail, Mailmark will produce an alternative franking impression on your mail items and this symbolises that Mailmark is being used. With a Mailmark franking machine you can gain several benefits that a non-mailmark franking machine quite simply does not possess.
See the 6 benefits of Mailmark franking below.
The main benefit and appeal of Mailmark is the postage rates that are available. To persuade businesses to make the change to Mailmark franking, the Royal Mail introduced lower franking prices that only Mailmark machines could benefit from. The extra savings made allow for more money to be saved when franking. For example an extra 2p can be saved when sending a first class standard letter via Mailmark and an extra 3p can be saved when sending a second class standard letter via Mailmark. View our Royal Mail postage rates PDF to compare the savings further. See what you can save!
Drop The Phone Line
A Mailmark franking machine allows you to drop the traditional analogue phone line and instead allows you to connect to a secure local area network (LAN). This means that you will always receive a faster and more secure Ethernet connection with your franking machine, being more beneficial when you require more postage or wish to download any logos.
Automatic Rate Changes
When the Royal Mail change their postage rates for the year, you would normally require an engineer call out or you would need to manually update the postage rates yourself. Mailmark does this job for you automatically thanks to the instant auto Royal Mail postal price change software that is integrated into the machine. This will ensure you are always up to date with the latest rates, eliminating any potential errors.
A New Way Of Franking
As previously stated, Mailmark offers an alternative franking impression. Instead of the traditional franking impression you are used to, a new 2D barcode impression is produced and this brings with it further features and benefits. This new way of franking will improve the look of your mail items and improve the professional image your mail portrays.
Access To More Products & Services
A traditional franking machine has to frank the date on the franked mail item, but with Mailmark this restriction is removed on some products and services. Mailmark allows franking machine users to access other services which include the Royal Mail’s Prepay Business Reply service. For the first time ever, franking machine users will be able to frank envelopes with a reply paid frank. This will allow for customers to return mailings free of charge.
The Royal Mail’s Prepay Business Reply is the first of many services that the Royal Mail plans to launch with Mailmark franking machines. The Royal Mail have introduced a variety of different services and products. If you are using a Mailmark product then your business can immediately benefit from any new services and products.
If you have not yet become Mailmark compliant then we must ask why not? The benefits of using the latest technology are endless as you can see.
If you are interested in getting a Mailmark franking machine or upgrading to a Mailmark franking machine then please view our franking machine page here or call us today on 01543 572 776. We are a Royal Mail Authorised Independent Inspector & Maintainer of Franking Machines and we can supply you with our very own range of Mailmark models.