There’s no doubt that physical mail volumes are declining, but we are a long way from seeing the back of traditional snail mail. And for as long as the post remains a relevant means of communication, your business needs to ensure that it carries it out in the most professional and cost effective way possible.
That’s where franking machines come in. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be running an industrial mail room for a franking machine to make good business sense. Franking machines can help businesses of all sizes to increase productivity, efficiency and boost the bottom line – here’s how:
Franking machines save you money – Let’s start with the most obvious benefit of installing a franking machine: it’s cheaper. Franked mail costs less to send than stamped mail – just 57p for a first class letter. Even if you only send 100 letters a week this soon adds up to a saving of over £400 throughout the year.
Franking machines save you time – Not only is franking so much quicker than manually applying stamps but as all of your postage is printed in house, you’ll need far fewer trips to the post office. What’s more, franking machines can be topped up 24/7 so you’re never at the mercy of post office opening hours.
Franking machines are more professional – Every customer communication is an advert for your business. Whether you are sending out an invoice, statement, reminder or invitation, the envelope is the first thing your customers will see. Not only does franked mail give off a more professional, business-like image but many franking machines give you the option to print short promotional messages alongside the postage mark.
Franking machines eliminate guess work – As franking machines come equipped with a built-in scale, you can be sure that the postage you pay is exactly what is needed. Gone are the days of sticking on several stamps of varying amounts – which usually add up to more than is required!
Franking machines are more secure – Postage stamps are one of the most commonly stolen office items. Franking machines on the other hand can be equipped with a security PIN – meaning they can only be used by authorised staff members.
These are just a few of the many benefits franking machines can offer your business. To find out more, speak to our team of experts today on 01474 815 850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 27th, 2017