How Postage Meters Improve Business Productivity

Find out how postage meters, or franking machines, can vastly improve your in-house mail processes and overall business productivity. 

Eliminate “Soft” Costs

Before the invention of the postage meter, or franking machine, stamps were the method of postage Back then, businesses did not consider the hidden or “soft” costs associated with using stamps. Using stamps however is a manual process which is only viable for businesses that send less than a handful of letters daily. Productivity can be hurt because of hours lost to queuing, purchasing and administering stamps.

Re-inventing the Mail Process

Postage meters became an essential tool after the first commercial machine was produced in 1920. Now, businesses of all size can process various types of mail – these include leaflets, billing statements and invoices from the comfort of their office. Franking meters also offer international mail rates to be set up for global offices. Parcels can be franked using a weighing scale as well.

Customers can also top-up their digital franking meter through a simple interbank transfer or cheque deposit. After the transfer or cheque is cleared by post authorities, all that is left is to press a few buttons and upload the amount.

Improving Business Productivity

  • Increase mail output
  • Reduced time spent on mail
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Lower overall cost per mail
  • Simple top-up method
  • Built-in accounting features to track postage expenditure
  • Updates postal rates at the touch of a button
  • Turn your envelope into a form of branding via custom logos

Transform the essential mail process with a postage meter. And then double that with a desktop inserter machine to automate the process from start to finish.



Smartech Business Systems is a market leader in a whole suite of mail automation solutions, from letter folding machines, to postage meters, to parcel sortation machines. Learn more about Smartech’s print, mailing, insertion and sortation solutions today.

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