What Are The Uses Of A Franking Machine?

A franking machine can be a very useful piece of equipment for a mailroom. They come with many uses and advantages that can prove beneficial for any business. Technology has changed how the mail inflow of a business works and as the mailroom technology becomes more advances, many businesses need to ensure they are keeping up.

The latest breed of mailroom equipment are Mailmark franking machines. Many businesses in the UK use these machines to get on top of their inbound and outbound mail. With various options available to buy or rent a franking machine, today we will discuss what the uses of a franking machine are and how a franking machine can benefit your business.

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Save Time & Effort

There is nothing worse than having an important deadline looming in your mailroom and you have ran out of stamps. Emergency trips to the Post Office, panic in the mailroom and the potential to miss deadlines all means it can be very stressful. With a franking machine, this will be eliminated.

Not only this but processing incoming and outgoing mail is much quicker and easier than stamping which means stress and time is reduced significantly. Weighing mail can be done in house and the correct postage can always be applied.

Postage Discounts

Possibly the most beneficial use of a franking machine is the postage savings that a business can potentially make. The Royal Mail has introduced many money saving incentives for businesses over the years and one of these is the use of Mailmark franking. Handling franked mail is cheaper and easier for the Royal Mail, they prefer it. This saving is therefore passed on to businesses when they use a franking machine.


A franking machine can be used as a promotional tool where businesses can push their new services or release their latest news – all at no extra cost. The franking impression used is far more professional over the use of a stamp and all of this can benefit your business.

No Over Stamping

A common issue when sending out mail is over stamping. When in a rush, or simply making an accidental error, it is very easy to over pay. A franking machine however will eliminate this risk. All modern franking machines come with an integrated weighing scale which means you can always accurately weigh and frank the correct price.

No Under Stamping

On the other side, another common issue is under stamping which can occur just as easily. Traditionally the Royal Mail would charge the sender if an item was under stamped. However, now it is the recipient who has to pay the difference. This will leave a very unhappy recipient or customer which is never good.

As you can see, a Mailmark franking machine can help massively when sending your mail. They can even help with eliminating the risk of receiving a surcharge payment. 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.