Why have a Franking Machine? 3 Tips on what you need to take into account.

Posted in 3 Tips from the Cost Detectives by Marcus on July 23, 2012 1 Comment

Do you need a Franking Machine?


Does your office have a franking machine? Do you know why?  These  are the top 3 reasons for having a Franking Machine.

1                     Postage costs can be up to 38% cheaper than using stamps!

2                     No more “we have run out of stamps I’m off to the post office”, then not retuning for hours on end!

3                     You can print your own logo onto each envelope using the Franking machine.



But what you also need to be aware of is that if you only do a few letters then the cost of buying or leasing a franking machine does not make sense. If you have about 10-25 letters a day then you may well be better off, especially given the extra time saving of not going to the post office and using the franking machine takes a fraction of the time of using stamps.


The best quote we had from the experts that we use was “That client does not need a franking machine”. So find a team that will not just sell you a machine but will give you good advice.

Remember if you have a machine already especially if you lease it, they are a lot like business mobile phones. The Costs are falling and new companies may buy you out of the contract you are in so it always worth checking if you can get a better deal.

Do not forget that each machine has their own consumables such as ink so make sure not to sign up a contract that has a fixed extra price for consumables without checking.

Of course if you would like us to help you check your existing contract or advise on taking the plunge on your first then just drop me a line to Marcus@TheCostDetectives.co.uk and we will do all we can to help.