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Why Use a Franking Machine?

As a matter of fact, franking machine were introduced first in 1884 as a solution to post office problems with regards to having a dependable and at the same time, secure payment system. The basic premise of franking machine is that, they offer a method of prepaying postage costs for mail by staying in touch electronically with the Royal Mail.

Franking machines are connected to a business account and for its owners, they should pay for postage cost in advance so by that, when the letter has to be posted, it will need the user to just set the franking machine along with its inserts and date. This is franked with the company’s franking impression. But in today’s time, things have changed and inkjet technology is what used.

Franking machines are available in different sizes and it also have different capabilities to fit the needs and requirements of various businesses. It range from basic models which are made to cope up with small volume of letters to more complex models that are ideal for companies that are sending hundreds of letters in a day. The Royal Mail does offer valuable support to owners of these franking machines such as giving advice on how to properly use the machines and even give generous discounts on postage cost.

In today’s time, franking has made significant changes were people aren’t just going to benefit from franking machines at home but developments and advancements like label printing technology made it possible for people to frank the mails without making use of franking machine. As you read the next paragraphs, I am going to give you a short overview of how franking machines work.

Number 1. Weight – you simply need to put the mail item onto the franking machine. The device will provide you the exact weight so it eliminates the risks of overpaying on the postage.

Number 2. Service and size – you choose the size and service you desire of the mail.

Number 3. Business message – this is actually where you need to add the message that you like to say by using the machine’s screen and buttons.

Number 4. Postage costs – as a matter of fact, franking machines calculate automatically the postage which also includes the discounted cost for other users of franking machines.

Number 5. Print – insert a label or envelope to the printer slot of your franking machine. Mail is franked using the right logo, message of the company and also unique code.

After you are done with these steps, you are done and start posting at your business posting box or local post office.

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