This article will explain the factors that go into how franking machines are priced and offer some excellent models to choose from that cost under £2000.
Franking Machine Prices
Franking machines in the UK range from under £1,000 for a basic machine to more than £20,000 for a top of the line machine.
A more expensive model can process high volumes of post and comes with an automatic feeder, stacker and envelope sealer. Some models are capable of feeding 300 mail items a minute, which can save your business a lot of time if you process large amounts of post. Large volume franking machines can also have up to 100 or more departmental costing codes for accounting purposes.
Small franking machines, such as the Neopost AutoStamp2 , can print up to 50 mailing items a day and has 10 departmental access codes.
A slightly better machine with an integral weighing platform, like a Neopost IS-280, can cost about £1,200 and will come with the additional benefits of tariff updates via a LAN.
You will have different needs depending on the size of your business. Large businesses may have dedicated staff and space for post. In a small business responsibility for post may be a small part of someone's role. Either way, a franking machine will provide time and money savings.
One of the best small business franking machine is the Pitney Bowes DM50. This machine has an integral weighing machine and promotional message capability on all franked mail.
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Renting Franking Machines
Purchasing a new franking machine outright can be a heavy cost, especially for a small business, but you can offset this by renting a model instead.
Renting offers a number of attractive features, such as tax deductions, lower risk maintenance agreements, the ability to get a higher grade machine than you would normally be able to afford, as well as a host of other benefits.
Franking machine rental prices start at less than £20 a month for a machine suited for a small business, and around £29 a month for a rental which includes onsite repair and replacement ink cartridges.
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Franking machines also have much lower postal rates than ordinary Royal Mail stamps.
|UK Delivery||Normal Price||Franking Price||Savings|
|1st Class Letters||62p||50p||12p||19%|
|1st Class Small Parcel||£3.20||£2.90||30p||9%|
|2nd Class Letters||55p||37p||16p||29%|
|2nd Class Small Parcel||£2.80||£2.50||30p||11%|
|Special Delivery Next Day||£6.40||£6.15||25p||4%|
|Special Delivery 9am||£18.18||£16.92||£1.26||7%|
|International Delivery||Normal Price||Franking Prices||Savings|
|International Standard 10g Letter||97p||85p||12p||12%|
|International Standard 100g within EU||£2.35||£2.05||30p||13%|
|International Standard 100g outside EU||£3.48||£3.14||34p||10%|
If you are interested in hearing more about prices to buy or lease a franking machine for your business, then fill out the form at the top of this page and a select group of excellent suppliers will get in touch with you.