This article will provide an overview of franking machine rentals and offer some advice about choosing the right brand, supplier and model.
Benefits of a Franking Machine Rental
Franking machines are a great time and money saving tool. They can make your business look more professional whilst giving you more communication options. However, the purchase price of many machines can be too high for smaller businesses, or those looking to grow quickly. Renting a franking machine can be the perfect solution.
On March 27th 2017, the Royal Mail raised the price of stamps again. This means it's now even more cost effective to frank your mail. You can save up to 18p for each 1st class and 21p for each 2nd class letter you post. These pennies add up, especially for businesses sending a lot of post. If you are mailing 50 pieces or more daily, you can save an annual amount of over £2,000.
Franking Machine Rental Deals
Franking machines are available at affordable rental rates, which include full maintenance and support. To give you an idea of what you can be looking for, rental deals can start from as little as £169 per quarter. Price increases alongside capability. The 160 letters per minute high volume Neopost IJ85 will cost around £299 per quarter, including a maintenance contract.
The best thing about renting a franking machine is that you avoid the very high initial outlay but enjoy the postal discounts for franked mail of up to 30% immediately. And if your rented machine breaks and cannot be repaired, it will be replaced for free.
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Franking Machine Lease Options
There are 4 main companies that offer franking machines in the UK:
Each have different models to choose from, as well as varied franking machine lease or hire options. It’s best to research a bit about each brand and their supplier options first. To help you do this, you can click the links above to visit our latest review pages. Or you can gain an insight into what sort of service to expect by reading on. Here is some more information on the well-known Francotyp-Postalia (FP):
Franking Machines from FP
FP-IMS in Berkshire are a family company founded in 1998. They have built their reputation on excellent customer service and supply mailroom products to companies across the UK. FP have an extensive range of franking machines, which provide postal solutions to suit all types of businesses.
For a low volume, 'entry level' Franking Machine, the MYMail system:
- Can send 30 pieces of mail per day
- Offers ease of installation and use
- Provides an accurate calculation of postal rates
- Can include a company logo or return address slogan
This makes it an ideal machine for a small business who want to display a professional image to clients, without any large financial outlay.
A company looking for medium volume franking machine should consider renting the Optimail 25. Its features include:
- Large capability (can process 20-100 items daily)
- Easy to operate functions
- Franks 25 letters in 1 minute
- Store up to six customised logos
- Can be used to send text messages to clients
It can even be connected to 3, 5, 10 or 30kg scale, to optimise use.
The level above this, is the Ultimail machine from FP. This is ideal for high volume use and offers an even greater range of features, including:
- The ability to process between 30-500 pieces of mail daily
- A rate of 65-95 letters per minute
- An extra-large display screen for ease of use
- An automatic labeling application
- A modem crediting system
These varied options demonstrate that everything you will need for a small business or a high turnover post room can be rented.
Franking Machine Rental Suppliers
One of the UK's largest suppliers with 20 years in the industry, European Postal Systems Ltd, have a sales team with vast product knowledge of all their franking machines. They offer attractive lease and rental rates and can help you choose exactly what you are looking for.
There are many other suppliers that you can use, so if you have made up your mind about which model and brand would suit you best, fill in the form at the top of the page, and Expert Market will be in touch to discuss your requirements.
When we understand what your office needs, we will connect you to a select group of excellent suppliers, who will offer you money-saving, bespoke price quotes.