Franking machine connections have changed. Your supplier may already be speaking to you about phasing out the old analogue connection that your franking machine depends on to load postage funds and update postal rates. Our range of franking machines are ready for these changes and we offer you a variety of options to suit your office and network setup.
The old analogue phone connection links your franking machine’s internal modem to your postage account using a system similar to a dial-up internet connection. This connection required a dedicated analogue line; previously this meant the phone companies are replacing with digital phone lines and systems. This may mean that you had to keep the franking machine near the phone socket, share a fax line or have needed a telephone system engineer to find a work around.
Our PostBase franking systems were developed for Royal Mail’s new mail barcoding which keeps your franking machine up to date with the latest postal rates; records the type of mail you send, and records VAT. This new system and our franking machines offer a fast internet connection when you need to add postage, download a new logo or update Royal Mail’s postage rates.
You can connect our franking machines using your existing office network or router via
- LAN socket
- 3G (like a mobile phone connection)
These options ensure that whatever your IT setup or wherever you need to use your franking machine we’ll have the solution for you.
If your business sends letters or parcels through the post; even if it’s just a couple of items a day or an invoice or marketing run at the end of the week/month then you need a franking machine.
In recent years the Royal Mail has dramatically increased the discounts for businesses sending franked mail against the increasing price of buying stamps or visiting the Post Office. The discounts are as much as 34% against standard Royal Mail prices when using FP Mailing’s Mailmark Extra tariff, making it the best postage price available.
In addition to the big discounts offered when sending franked mail there are also some other very important benefits…
- Professional image – add your logo, tag line and branding.
- Includes return address – keep your customer data correct and get goods returned if they do not reach their destination.
- Automatic price calculation and scales are included – so don’t guess a price or worry that you haven’t paid the right amount.
- No minimum spend – small businesses get the same service as companies with large mailing rooms.
- No trips to the Post Office and don’t run out of stamps – use your franking machine whenever you need to.
- Access to all Royal Mail services – this includes First and Second Class, International, Signed For, Recorded and much more.
The PostBase range is already used by thousands of businesses across the UK and its popularity is due to the award-winning design that had to be quick, easy to use and processes your post quietly.
The models were designed to make using a franking machine easy, especially since the introduction of more complex services from Royal Mail, the need to receive/send data and print a barcode. The colour touchscreen and single home button makes its function comparable to a smart phone so very easy to use and anyone in your office can send out the post without any training.
The touchscreen also makes it much quicker to use too and includes shortcuts for frequently used items. Within only two taps of the screen your item is weighed, priced and ready to go. These shortcuts combined with four speed options and automatic label printing means that you’ll quickly be franking your post and more importantly it’ll be ready for your Royal Mail collection or your trip to the post office.
Where is your franking machine located in your office? If it’s in your reception area, a small office or shares a desk with someone, then you will be very pleased to know that the new patented design not only feeds large letters up to 10mm thick through smoothly, but it also does it extremely quietly. This is a welcome change for many customers who were used to older and noisy models and means that you can continue your phone conversation while franking your mail.
It is very nice to be telling you all about these great functions but nothing compares with getting the chance to see a PostBase before you make your decision to choose a new franking machine. We are proud of our equipment so we are very keen to show it off. To show you the features and so you can “try before you buy” we will happily bring a machine to show you at your premises and provide you with a full demonstration.
Your assigned account manager will look after you throughout, including arranging a demonstration (when you want it) and will give you additional support if you are unsure about using Royal Mail’s franking service and how it all works. Got a franking machine already? For you, your account manager will be an excellent source of advice regarding new discount services that could dramatically increase your postage savings.
Please take up our offer to show you. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and it will ensure that you get a franking machine that saves you time, money and hassle.