Franking Machine Rental

With the economy still looming a dark cloud over businesses, budgets are tight and operations need to be efficient. With all these things going on, it’s hard to keep a balance of these two. A franking machine rental might be a budget and efficiency solution for your company.

First Things First

Franking machines for rent are available under the brands Pitney Bowes, Neopost, Frama and FP.  Rent usually starts around £17 a month depending on the model and the brand. You also have to buy supplies. It’s best to get a starter kit that already includes ink cartridges and labels. Suppliers usually offer free envelopes and boxes so ask your supplier first before purchasing these. You can save some extra money with these privileges. Royal Mail also offers free supplies so you might want to check that out too.

Other extras that may come with the rental agreement are licensing, advice and installation advice from the supplier’s engineer, regular maintenance and support and help with your post office account.

What’s in it for You

Franking machine rental is good for a small business. If you’re not sending bulk mail every day but are still sending around 5 letters then it is advisable that you use a franking machine. Royal Mail is giving huge discounts for franked mail because they want to move to franking eventually as stamps are expensive to print. It might not be much for small mail but overtime, the savings add up.

Rental is also a better option if you have a short-term project that requires a franking machine. Many companies offer short-term contracts. You don’t have to invest in a franking machine, use it for 6 months then just let it gather dust in the office storage cabinet. That is a complete waste of money. Plan out your project perfectly and work with the supplier to ensure that you are getting the maximum benefits at the specified time period.

 If you own a medium to large business and you are still not quite sure if investing in a franking machine is right for your company, renting can be a good way to start testing a franking machine. You will be able to see how it works and monitor the benefits that it can give your company. If by the end of the contract you are still not convinced, then at least you did not lose money by purchasing a brand new machine. But most of the time this is not the case as the benefits of owning a franking machine outweigh the expenses so most companies that rent a franking machine eventually invest in a brand new one.

Getting Help

Ask your friends and colleagues about the franking machine brands and models that they are using. See if it’s user-friendly and delivers what it promises. Get free quotes online and compare prices. Ask your local suppliers what they have and work out a contract that allows you to stick to your budget and improve your bottom line.    

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