Top 5 reasons to use a franking machine

Tuesday, Jun 30th 2020
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When it comes to managing mail nothing works like a franking machine...

So, what is a franking machine? and, what does a franking machine do? are questions asked by people who get in touch with us. Some people feel that you need a lot of post in order to justify having a franking machine but even at low volumes, franking machines still make sense. They'll help you save a few cents too. Here are the top five reasons that your business needs a franking machine...

When it comes to managing your outbound mail, nothing beats a franking machine from an Irish based provider. Here are the top 5 reasons that your business needs a franking machine even if you are only sending a few pieces of post each day:

1. Discounts

By using a franking machine you get an automatic 5 cent discount on every standard mail item that you send. OK, it's not a massive saving but every little helps. Also if you are sending more than 200 items at once, you could save even more by availing of An Post bulk discounts for franking machine users. A franking machine costs less than physical post.

2. Convenience

It's like having your very own mini post office. No more queuing in the post office to buy stamps. No more rooting in drawers and cabinets to find those stamps that you bought last week. No more delayed mail when you inevitably run out of stamps at some www. A franking machine won't let you down. You can top up 24/7. Quadient Formerly Neopost, are the only Irish based provider with a local support team, and account managers based throughout the country.

3. Savings

On top of the discounts and the time saved by not having to buy stamps every few days, a franking machine will deliver even more savings. Credit won't get lost or wind up in the bottom of someones drawer the way stamps do. Also with a franking machine you can print the exact amount of credit you need. That means no more overpaying for postage because the stamps you have don't add up to the exact amount needed to mail your item. Whenever An Post rate changes are announced, franking has always stayed cheaper than using stamps. 

4. Security & Control

You have complete control over who uses the machine. That means you can control your spend. You also have full visibility on who used what and when. This means you can charge post back to the relative department, project or function responsible for each mailing.

5. Promotion & Branding

Franked mail looks better. Simple. A franked piece of mail looks more professional. People will take your correspondence more seriously. Add your own custom logos, images and return address. A franking machine offers you a great way to promote your business on every piece of mail you send. There you have it. These are just some of the most basic benefits that a franking machine brings and you don't need massive mail volumes for a franking machine to make sense.

Quadient, have been providing Irish companies with franking machines and other office equipment since 1979. to find out how we can help your business get in touch below.