Automating your Mailing System Pays-Off
Acquiring a postage meter and a postal scale for your business will help you streamline the mailing process but it’s only the beginning. Depending on the size and requirements of your business, there is mailing equipment available today that will expedite all of your mailing projects, save you money in the long run and put a smile on the face of the employee responsible for getting the mail out.
The Postage Meter
By Federal Law, a postage meter can only be leased and not purchased. Meters are available in many sizes and with a variety of features such as envelope feeders, stackers and programmable record keeping meters that can give you totals for postage used by department or budget code. They can print postage tapes, accommodate small or business envelopes as well as large flats and postcards. Take your pick – there is surely a postage meter to meet your requirements and your budget too.
The Postal Scale
A postal scale is your accountant’s dream come true. All those little overages can add up to big bucks over the years. A postage scale will assure that your mail is posted with the correct postage. Scales come in manual and digital models. Manual models usually cost less and tell you the weight not the amount of your mail. Digital models calculate postage costs for you via a read out and are much simpler and quicker to use. Some models will even give your rates for Federal Express, DHL and UPS.
The Letter-Folding Machine
This is highly useful equipment for companies that do a lot of marketing, handouts, or send large volumes of letters. The better models can handle up to 4 or 5 different types of folds and move at the speed of light when compared to hand folding. They also produce perfect fold that surpass the look of mail folded by hand.
There are additional types of mailing equipment available that you may also find useful for your business, so be sure to do your homework and find a system that is a good fit. You’ll be glad you did.