This article will review some of the cheapest and best performing franking machine models on the market in the UK.
Find Cheap Franking Machines & Postage
Franking machines can be slow low volume machines for small offices or home offices and cost around £995 or they can be high volume super fast 300 letters per minute (lpm) machines for corporate concerns and cost more than £19,000.
There are incremental steps between these price extremes which will be reflected by the differing options between models such as speed, envelope handling capability and other digital features such as expandable memory and departmental accounting.
Investing in a cheap franking machine can save your business considerable time and money in the mail room. It's as simple as pre-loading your franking machine with credit, then using it to frank your outgoing post rather than stamping it by hand.
The result is perfectly aligned cheap postage that is uniform and professional, plus you have the option to print your company logo and other marketing effects alongside.
Some of the Cheapest Models on the Market
There are many sorts of cheap franking machines to choose from and the buyer must decide what type of model is appropriate, depending on the amount of mail the business sends.
Here are 3 popular models to choose from:
1. Pitney Bowes DM50 Digital SMART Franking Machine
One of the most popular basic models of franking machines is the Pitney Bowes DM50. It can be rented for as low as £14.95 a month for a longer term contract or slightly more for shorter ones. Those wishing to buy can generally find one for around £1,000.
The features include: ability to frank up to 20 items per minute, integrated scale & 4 digit password to make sure only authorised users can send post.
For more read: Pitney Bowes DM50
2. Neopost IS-240 - Autostamp2
The Neopost IS-240, better known as the Autostamp2, is Neopost's entry level model of franking machine. It can be rented for around £17 a month or purchased outright for around £1,000. Among their most popular models it is a solid choice for low volume needs.
Features include: Integrated weighing scale, low-ink e-mail alerts, & postage rate wizard.
For more read: Neopost IS-240 - Autostamp2
3. FP Mailing MyMail
Finally we have the MyMail machine from FP Mailing. Their entry level model compares well on price, with lease contracts from as low as £15 a month. Again if you'd prefer to own your machine you can buy one for just over £1,000.
Features include 3 adverts, SMS messaging of problems, and up to 10 postage settings.
For more read: FP Mailing MyMail
Franked mail costs up to 34% less than stamped mail, and its onboard accounting function means any VAT (20%) incurred can be claimed back. With the Royal Mail constantly raising its postage rates this may be the most profitable time to be a franking machine owner.