Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ten Smart Reasons to Use a Postage Meter

A successful business requires speed, efficiency, and productivity. Business owners should be in a constant state of improvement, refining process and optimizing operations. Part of that strategy certainly includes mailroom operations, and a postage meter may be a central component of this improvement.

10 Reasons Your Business Should Use a Postage Meter

Postage meters provide efficiency and productivity through speed, cost-savings, and convenience. Metered mail typically arrives 24 hours faster than stamped mail. Here are ten good reasons businesses should use a postage meter.

1. Convenience

It’s like having a dedicated mailroom in your office. Metered mail ensures a hassle-free process, eliminating trips to the post office and wasted postage due to uncertainty over rates.

2. Out The Door Faster

Applying stamps to a huge stack of envelopes is a tedious process. With a postage meter, envelopes are stamped quickly and easily.

3. Online Postage Refills

Replenish your postage supply 24/7, avoiding time-consuming trips to the post office.

4. Savings

Save money using a Neopost postage meter and scale with up-to-date rates. With an integrated digital scale for precision weighing, a postage meter enables you to print the exact denomination — instead of using multiple stamps. You can also earn up to 5% savings over standard rates for Priority Mail® or Express Mail®.

5. Increased Security

Eliminating physical stamp inventories means you’ll never have to worry about lost or damaged stamps. Your postage dollars are safe-and-sound in your lockable meter, as opposed to a cluttered desk drawer.

6. Cost Accounting

A built-in cost accounting feature can accurately track postage expenditures for multiple accounts. This shows you where postage dollars are being spent, for easier budgeting and reconciliation.

7. Package Compatibility

Self-adhesive metered tapes are ideal for larger items such as packages, large flat envelopes and tubes. This looks cleaner and more professional than wallpapering an item with stamps, in addition to enabling you to apply the exact postage needed.

8. Faster Delivery

Metered mail is expedited as high-priority business mail. It’s already dated, postmarked, and cancelled when it arrives at the post office, so it requires fewer steps in the handling process. That means quicker results for your important correspondence...for the same dollar you’re spending now!

9. Enhancing Your Image

Metered mail makes a statement about your company. Small businesses can appear larger and more prominent. And after all, your envelope is often the first impression you make on the customer.

10. Free Advertising

With its ability to print a logo, advertisement or even a product image, a postage meter can turn your envelope into a mini-billboard. This is important since envelope marketing has been proven to enhance openability and readership, while improving response rates.

One Last Reason – A Special “Bonus” - Free Postal Consultation 

Contact a Neopost Mailing Expert to help you minimize postal costs, understand confusing regulations, and prepare your mail more efficiently. Getting the mail out doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task. Find out how a postage meter can work for your business.