Back in April 2012, Royal Mail applied VAT to certain services. Businesses were advised to use or switch to a SMART franking machine to claim their VAT back. VAT services are only available on franking machines installed with SMART technology.

What is a SMART franking machine anyway?

These are machines that frank at VAT-inclusive prices. This allows you to reclaim the VAT through a VAT invoice that is acceptable to HMRC.

Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes is the leading manufacturer of franking machines in the UK. The $5.3 billion global company has been in business for 90 years. Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that combine physical and digital communications channels. Their goal is to help their clients achieve their goal by providing innovative products and services.

Pitney Bowes Franking Machines

All current Pitney Bowes franking machines are SMART enabled. If you have a small business sending up to 20 letters per day, you can choose between a DM50 and a DM55.

If you send 75 letters a day, Pitney Bowes offers several models for you. The DM100i has an integrated weighing platform that processes up to 30 letters per minute. On the other hand, the DM1501i processes up to 40 letters per minute. It has an integrated 2.5kg weighing platform. This machine allows you to monitor your postage costs by tracking and reporting on up to 25 accounts. You will have accurate data every time you need it for planning budgets or for cross-charging between departments.

The DM200i can also process up to 40 letters a minute. It can process a wide variety of mail because of the integrated 5kg weighing platform. It can calculate the correct weight and the equivalent correct postage.

The DM300C is a user-friendly but highly productive machine. It can process up to 65 letters a minute. Using this machine minimizes your postage costs and improves not only your staff’s productivity but the overall productivity of your company as well.

If 500 letters per day is your rate, Pitney Bowes has a suite of powerful machines to keep up with your demands.

The Connect+1000 deals with your daily bills, statements and customer notifications. By using this machine, you save time and you keep postage costs to a minimum by using the built-in reporting, parcel rate shopping and postal discount access.

The Connect+2000 has an intuitive, color touch-screen display. It also has color printing capability. It features advanced accounting that generates reports on all your expenses.

The DM400C is designed for a medium-sized business that is growing. It can process up to 95 letters per minute.  The DM450C is another great machine for medium-sized businesses. You can be sure that you will meet your deadline because it automatically does everything for you. And with a speed of up to 120 letters a minute, you have the time to relax and focus on other areas of your business. The DM475 has the most features in this series. It can sort mixed mail and process them fast.

For mails over 500 a day, you can choose the Connect+3000. It offers the fastest processing speeds available in the industry. By connecting to the Internet, you have access to a wide range of Pitney Bowes services including advanced accounting and tracking. All Pitney Bowes machines are Royal Mail approved.

Pitney Bowes SMART Franking Machines