Starting on December 31, 2024, all postage meters that are not USPS IMI-compliant will no longer be valid. Six months later in June 2025, any mail that was printed prior to the decertification will no longer be valid either. Any business that relies on postage meters must replace all older technology mailing systems (IBI) or revert to manual mailing processes. This is a tremendous opportunity for those in the office equipment space who are seeking alternative revenue streams. You already have close relationships with these customers, and you’re already part of their mailing processes because they are likely sending paper printed on your machines.
And the machines are just the first step. There are several solutions that integrate with postage meters that you can incorporate to help customers improve their mailing operations. For example, parcel shipping and workflow automation, mailing list management, and analytics software can be used to set up pickups, create personalized shipping labels, track packages, shop around for the best rates, and qualify for discounts through USPS. These solutions also provide businesses with granular insights into their mailing processes — down to the individual letter — so they can constantly monitor and improve their mailing operations.
FP is currently the only mailing solution provider that offers a full line of IMI compliant postage meters. Along with our Award Winning and technologically advanced PostBase mailing machines, FP has a wide array of complimentary solutions like shipping & accounting software, folder inserters, and addressing solutions that will fit all types of business needs.