Mail stamp machines, also known as postage meters or franking machines, exist to make it easier to stamp and send your mail. These machines have become an essential element of many offices, and many businesses swear by them. But do you really need one for your business? What advantages does a mail stamp machine offer, and does it really pay off?
We believe that mail stamp machines are a great investment for businesses of many sizes. Here are a few of their advantages:
Never go to the post office again. One of the first things that draws many business owners toward postage machines is the fact that you can handle all mail in-house. If you or your staff have to make regular trips to the post office, that’s wasted time that could be used for something else—and those trips don’t scale well as your business grows. A stamp machine prints postage directly onto your mail, or labels for your packages, without ever having to buy stamps.
Automatic discount for using the machine. Most first class letters receive an automatic 2% discount when postage is printed via a stamping machine. This is the USPS’s way of thanking you for saving them time and money.
Accurate postage on every piece of mail. Stamps come in set increments, but many mailings will require odd amounts of postage. Your postage machine can print the exact amount, so you never overspend again—and you don’t have to keep one-penny stamps on hand, either.
Weigh your postage instantly. Many businesses today consider the choice between a postage machine or an online program that allows you to print postage. However, printing your own postage is only a money saver if you can accurately weight each piece. This is something the internet cannot do—but an accurate, USPS approved scale is built into every postage machine.
Process bulk mail faster. Many postage machines are much more than a meter/mail stamp printer. They include an auto-feed that can count and weight envelopes, seal them, and print the postage all in one. Some machines also offer folding and stuffing functions. If you send bulk mailings, this will save you substantial time and money on every project.
These are just a handful of the ways that a good mail stamp machine can make your life easier and help your business run more efficiently. What do you consider to be the main advantages of a postage machine?
Author: Larry DuBouise
After his dalmatian Roscoe, writing is Larry's biggest passion in life. Now retired, he is a jack of all trades, so you're bound to see articles from him concerning a wide variety of topics.This author has published 17 articles so far.