The Benefits of Franking Verses Stamps

Posted August 16, 2014 by themailingoffice

Zoe Wills of FP Mailing discusses why business users should move from traditional stamps to using a franking machine.

Avoid expensive trips to the post office! Have you put the incorrect amount of stamps onto a postal item? Or been under stamped and resulted in a fine or non-delivery item? Save yourself from embarrassment and invest in a franking machine. Having a franking machine gives you access to all postal services 24/7 even when the post office is closed. Postal rates are expected to change more regularly, and with this there is higher likelihood in putting the incorrect amounts of stamps onto a postal item. With a franking machine, this is avoided by product selection, as this will direct users to the correct postage rates avoiding money. Avoid loss of customers or embarrassment with a franking machine it’s straight forward to get the correct postage every time.

Zoe Wills of FP Mailing commented “Any business user who is sending more than 6 letters per day should consider switching to a franking machine. Often there is a misunderstanding that cost of the franking machine would prohibit a business making this change. This is not the case and the additional benefits of accountability, additional advertising and avoidance of mailing fines, means that we estimate that approx. 80% of the businesses in the UK would benefit from a franking machine”

The increase in franking machines usage by business users is mainly due to the changes in pricing implemented by the Royal Mail. There are many benefits why companies should consider making this switch. Over the last few years the Royal Mail has increased the discounts available to users of franking machines. This is due to the cost of processing mail has become significantly cheaper for franked post opposed to that of stamped. Franking machines presents a professional image plus free advertising for your business. Whilst sending a letter using a stamp will pay the cost of delivery, a franking machine will print both an advert and return address portraying a professional image. Many of the postal services available are now VAT liable, franking machines help with cost control and avoids the administrative task of issue and logging stamps issues.

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Last Updated August 16, 2014