If your business deals with large quantities of outgoing and incoming post then you will know that sifting through all of this can be a laborious and time-consuming process.
That is of course, if you don’t have a franking machine.
Franking machines feed and stamp mail with an appropriate postal stamp and can process huge volumes of post both quickly and accurately.
Post from a franking machine can be sent both locally and internationally with no restrictions on the minimum or maximum number of how much can be sent.
The cost, like regular post is calculated by the destination and weight and will be directly billed to the business holder’s account.
If you send a large amount of post then a franking machine can help your business massively, especially as their main function is to do this exact task with minimal effort.
Creating a Franking machine stamp is much cheaper than regular stamps and every class of postage is covered.
Customisation is also a benefit if you wish to print your company logo.
There are even return options to help engage with your customers.
Absolutely they can.
As mentioned, postage for a franking machine is far cheaper than regular postage.
So much so that using a franking machine can save you money on postage costs.
Franking machines also report on your postage costs, making administration for tax filings etc. a much simpler task.
They also come in a variety of brands, models and sizes to fit your specific business needs.
There is no one set answer for this as a range of factors come into place here.
If you buy a low volume franking machine out right then it can cost £995 whereas if you rent that same machine it can cost £14 per month.
The more sophisticated the franking machine the more expensive it will be.
A mid volume machine that can process up to 40 letters per minute will naturally cost more than those which process less.
More expensive franking machines also come with additional features such as:
These also come with 10 programmable slogans that you can choose to print as an extra bit of advertising.
These franking machines will typically cost £3,000 to buy or £60 per month to rent.
High volume machines can process up to 300 items per minute and come with even more features.
These can cost over £20,000 in some cases to buy or £100-£400 per month to rent.
Many prefer to rent as the cost is spread over a larger period and can start at just £14 per month.
Often franking machine suppliers will offer you a 30-day trial to see whether you want to commit to the rental price.
Buying means that the machine is yours and you will only have a single one-off payment to make.
A risk of owning your franking machine is that it may become obsolete if your business needs outgrow the machine’s capabilities.
Hopefully that's cleared up some questions that you may have regarding how a franking machine can help your business.
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