When it comes to running a small business, even the little expenses can make a big difference. In these situations, most entrepreneurs would rather focus their efforts on growing their businesses rather than worrying about reducing time and money expenditures.
Here’s the good news: adding a postage meter to your company’s mailroom will help save you valuable time and money while streamlining your mailing process. The following are a few more benefits you can expect to see after incorporating one of these mail machines into your operations.
Discounted First-Class Letter Rates
Simply using a postage meter gives you an automatic 1-cent discount for first-class letters. That 1% savings over stamps can accumulate to a significant reduction in postage expenses over time. (This discount information has changed with the January 26th, 2020 rate change)
Increased Productivity and Efficiency
One of the most appealing benefits of using a postage meter is that you will never have to take a trip to the post office again to send a package. Instead, simply weigh the package using the postal meter’s built-in scale, attach the printed label and send it out with the rest of that day’s mail.
Using a mail meter will also increase productivity, as it makes it much easier to print postage and access current USPS© rates, all using one piece of equipment. With these time savings, your employees will be free to do other important work for the business.
It’s also important for any business to keep track of all expenses. Using a postal meter, you will be able to easily view and track all of your mailing and shipping expenses, making accounting and budgeting a breeze.
Access to full USPS© Services
The USPS© approves all mailing meters, which means you have quick and easy access to current mailing and shipping rates, including the different rates for various mailing classes. In addition, postage meter customers receive the same business mailing discounts that can be found at the post office, including savings on Express Mail and Priority Mail.
Easily process bulk mailings and other marketing materials
Bulk mailings, including direct mail postcards, can be an effective way to gain visibility — especially for a new business. Using stamps, processing and sending this much mail can be an overwhelming and time-consuming task, but with a postage meter, bulk mailings can be prepared and sent out quickly and efficiently.
Quickly send bills and invoices
Collecting timely payments is critical for a business to grow and thrive. You can count on your prepaid postage meter to help your company send out bills and invoices right away. In addition, sending your own timely payments will help create strong working relationships with your vendors and other business partners.
Businesses and organizations across all different industries have found postage meters to be extremely helpful in creating efficiencies throughout their operations. We encourage you to explore the potential a mailing machine can have on your company. To learn more about postage meters and the different features and benefits, see our Ultimate Guide to Postage Meters.
Amanda Fletcher is the Director of Marketing at FP Mailing Solutions. She has been in the mailing industry with FP since 2013. She is passionate about good pizza, running and quality family time.
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