1. Postal Discounts from the Royal Mail
In the last two years the Royal Mail has dramatically increased the discounts on franked
mail. This is because, for the Royal Mail, handling franked items is a lot cheaper than
issuing stamps and processing stamped mail.
In order to encourage more businesses to use franking machines, the Royal Mail offers big
discounts on postal charges for customers who frank their post...so everyone s a winner! In
some cases franking discounts have doubled in the last two years and this means even for a
company that sends out quite small volumes of mail, buying or renting a franking machine
can help to cut down on mailroom costs.
2. Presenting a professional image
Sending franked mail presents a professional image to your business partners and
Your franked stamp can be customized for your business and can contain your company
logo and promotional text or other business messages.
They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but franking your mail gives you the
opportunity to advertise your company...for free. You can advertise new services, promotions
and new offers. Using a franking machine that offers text messaging, you can even change
the message on a daily basis.
3. Over Stamping
Most people end up doing this at some point. You have something that needs to be posted,
but you are unsure of the weight, or don t have the correct value of stamps so you over pay.
It is a waste of money, but at least the job is done.
With a franking machine, especially one with an integral scale, this is never a problem. You
get the correct postage, dial it in to the machine and frank it.
Job done and rather than over pay you are getting discounted postage!
4. Under Stamping
The Royal Mail used to charge the sender if postal items were under stamped. Now the
Royal Mail will deliver the item to the recipient s receiving office and ask the recipient to pick
up the item and pay the difference plus a handling fee.
If a company accidentally under stamps mail, it causes inconvenience to its customers and
also costs them money...not good news.
With a franking machine, it is easy to get the correct postage every time and avoid the
embarrassment of under stamping.
5. Time Saving and Convenience
Murphy s Law - Stamps will run out at the most inconvenient time, this is just the way it is.
Trips to the post office for more stamps are not only time consuming but also inconvenient.
Franking machines can be topped up on-line* 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it only
takes a minute. Even when the post office is shut you will never run out of postage.
Also processing out-going mail becomes less of an odious task. Mail items can be easily
weighed and correct postage applied. Batches of letters can be quickly passed through the
franking machine and on their way.
© May 2011 Digital Communication Systems Limited