Treat Your SME, Economise

According to the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited, at the start of 2016 there were a record breaking 5.5 million private sector businesses in the UK and 99.9% were SME’s. 60% of employment is in SME’s. This business area is stronger than ever and is expected to maintain a positive trend.

There is another aspect to SME’s that is largely overlooked and this relates to SME expenditure. Many businesses do not realise the potential savings that they could make by using franking machines which boast smart technology and the Royal Mail Mailmark services and pricing tariff that have a hugely positive impact on business expenses and therefore prosperity.

It seems counterproductive that potentially millions of SME’s are costing themselves money. Don’t let that situation continue unaddressed.

Smart franking machines, the optimum pricing, VAT reclaim benefits, top level reporting and visibility aren’t solely for large corporations to enjoy. Even a small business that sends just 5 letters per day can enjoy a raft of business enhancing benefits. Don’t use stamps or an older model of franking machine, it’s like throwing profits out of the window, coin by coin, note by note.

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Royal Mail accredited mailroom equipment suppliers like the long established and highly respected IMS Franking Machines in Aldermaston will be delighted to advise you about the most suitable smart franking machine and Mailmark services for your company.

One model of franking machine does not serve all clients but there is a business solution for every SME.

Mailmark Eligible Smart Franking Machines:

FP Postbase Qi3 – for low to medium use

  • A smart technology franking machine.
  • Franks up to 30 items of mail per minute.
  • 4.3” colour operating screen.
  • Offers VAT reclaim benefits.
  • Exact postage cost every time.
  • A built in 3kg scale.
  • Label dispenser and letter tray.
  • 2 USB ports and 1 LAN/Ethernet port for PC operation.
  • 5 colour choices.

The Postbase Mini – another firm favourite with users

  • A smart technology franking machine.
  • Franks up to 24 items of mail per minute.
  • 3.5” colour operating screen.
  • Offers VAT reclaim benefits.
  • Exact postage cost every time.
  • A built-in scale.
  • Wifi and LAN/Ethernet port for PC operation.

The IMS220 – for medium use

  • Smart technology digital franking machine.
  • Franks up to 45 pieces of mail per minute.
  • Compact and user friendly.
  • 5kg integrated scale.
  • Differential weighing.
  • VAT reclaim benefits.
  • Allows customised logos.
  • Add detailed text messages.
  • Date stamps incoming mail.
  • 1-100 programmable cost centres.

With smart franking machines the crown and die image of traditional franking is replaced by a two-dimensional barcode which is read as the item progresses through the Royal Mail network. Franked mail is handled in business mail services and Mailmark post is the most efficiently processed thanks to the barcodes. If there is an issue with an item it will appear on the Mailmark PC dashboard which is operated by the client from their premises.

As SME’s thrive and show how business should be done, ensure you’re post arrangements echo your excellence and future prosperity.

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