How Postage Meters Impact Business Productivity

Before the postage meter was invented, businesses were spending lots of time applying stamps to letters and packages before taking them-to the post office- a time consuming exercise.

The first commercially available postage meter was launched in 1920 and form that moment it changed the way business of all sizes processed their mail.

The Postage meter became progressively more popular tool in the daily life business around the world. It simplified the process of sending out mails.

Traditional Stamps.

Using stamps is manual process and is only viable for businesses that send less than a handful of letters daily. What a lot of users don’t take into consideration is the hidden or “soft” costs associated with using stamps such as the lost productivity of staff needing to go the post office & standing inline waiting to purchase stamps or the time it takes to manually control and administer the postage stamps.

Postage Meter (Franking Machine)

Postage meters make light work of business mail. Business can process mail including their marketing pieces, billing statements and any large volume of invoices in their office. There is no need to preprint ‘postage paid’ envelopes or to stock lots of different stamps. And you can meter your parcels and international mail as well!

Customers will enjoy the ease and ease convenience of adding funds to their postage meter avoiding last- minute dashes to the post office to purchase stamps. With a digital postage meter, you can purchase postage from the comfort of your office.

In some country’s customers using postage meters can lodge up to 300 metered articles per day in a street post-box.

Businesses that process large volumes of letters through their postage meter may also be able to take advantage of postal discounts.

The key Benefits of Postage Meter

  • Reduce mail processing time
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Obtain postal discounts from postal provider
  • Easy recrediting of postal account- no need to go to the post office
  • Built- in cost accounting features can accurately attack postage expenditure
  • Automatically updates the postal rates –you mail always go out with the correct postage amount. No nasty return fees.
  • Postage Meters can print customized logos/slogans your envelope – turning your envelope into a mini billboard.

For any business with need for regular mailings, postage meters can’t be beaten on time, cost and reliability.

No matter what volume of mail you do, we have a postage meter to suit your requirements.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We’ve Got
Asia-Pacific and
North America

SMARTECH has offices located throughout Asia-Pacific and North America allowing us to conveniently service the region.

Contact your nearest SMARTECH office to discover how our technology solutions can transform your business 


Level 4, Suite 3
12 Mount St, North Sydney
NSW 2060 Australia

+612 99292852

Hong Kong

Suite 1902,
19/F 88 Hing Fat Street,
Tin Hau, HongKong

+852 3413 7800


178 Paya Lebar
Road, #04-02,
Singapore 409030

+65 64999284


Suite C-11-2 Level 11
Wisma Goshen, Plaza Pantai
No.5 Jalan 4/83A off Jalan Pantai Baru
59200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

+60 3-2201 2363


Unit 1307, 13/F
No. 22 Jianguomenwai Ave
Chaoyang District,
Beijing, PRC22131307

+86 10 65183036


5321 Industrial Oaks
Suite 111
Austin Texas USA

+512 857 7101