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 that can make your business look more professional whilst giving you more communication options. However, the purchase price of many higher end machines can be too high for smaller businesses, and those that are looking to grow quickly.
Renting a franking machine can be just the thing that allows you to get more professional options while keeping your costs down.
On March 31st 2014, the Royal Mail raised the price of stamps once again, making it 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. This means that if you are mailing 50 pieces of post or more daily, you can save an annual amount of over £2,000.
Franking Machine Rental Deals
Franking machines can be available at affordable rental rates which will include full maintenance and support and can start from as little as £169 per quarter. 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, especially the mid to high volume machines, is that you avoid the very high initial outlay but enjoy the postal cost discounts for franked mail of up to 30% immediately. If a machine cannot be repaired then it will just be replaced with a new machine.
Franking Machine Lease Options
There are 4 main companies that offer franking machines in the UK, namely Neopost, Pitney Bowes, FP and Frama. Each of them will 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, however here is an overview of one of them:
Franking Machines from FP
FP-IMS in Berkshire, are a family company founded in 1998, who have built their reputation on excellent customer service, and now supply mailroom products to companies across the UK. They 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 and can include a company logo or return address slogan. It is an ideal machine for a small business who wants to display a professional image to clients, without any large financial outlay.
For a company looking for medium volume franking machine rental Optimail 25 has a larger capability and can process 20-100 items daily. It is easy to operate, can store up to six customised logo's, franks 25 letters in one minute and can be used to send text messages to clients. It also provides the capability of connection to a 3, 5, 10 or 30kg scales to optimise use.
The Ultimail machine is ideal for high volume use offering the ability to process between 30-500 pieces of mail daily at a rate of 65-95 letters per minute. It has an extra-large display screen for ease of use, an automatic labeling application and a modem crediting system, offering everything needed for a high turnover post room.
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.