Should I opt to get a service agreement? I would say yes to this question with only a few exceptions. A service agreement will cover all parts and service for as long as the agreement is in place. It is usually only a small percentage of the amount you are paying, or paid, for […]
Author: Bill Weir
Why do I have to sign an agreement for a postage meter? That is the million-dollar question. I do not have a great answer other than, that is just the way it is. Some manufacturers will give you an introductory few months free to get started, but they require a minimum of a 12-month
How do I calculate my ROI or cost justify a postage meter investment? I believe this answer to be challenging. You need to know if you plan on sending letters, oversized envelopes, parcels, or any combination of the 3. If you only mail letters under 1 oz. in weight, this is easier. Currently we
Should I purchase or lease my mailing machine? I have very strong opinions on this topic. First of all, as a reminder, you cannot purchase a postage meter. But you can buy the mailing machine. The device that is inside the machine is called a Postal Security Device (PSD). If you purchase the machine,
Why should I use Complete Mailing Partners instead of Pitney Bowes or Quadient? Let me ask you a question. When you receive your mail, whether at home or at the office, do you ever look at the stamp? Do you look and see if it is a USPS forever stamp or a metered imprint?
Do I receive discounts for using a postage meter? Yes! As of January 24, 2021, you receive about an 8% discount currently on first class mail. A $0.55 cent stamp only costs $0.51 through a postage meter. Also, the scale will weigh your outgoing mail, so you know if it is heavier than 1 oz.
What is a dynamic scale or “weigh on the way”? Years ago the USPS introduced Shape Based Pricing. Prior to that your postage rates were determined by weight. Now you need to know the weight, size, and thickness of a mail piece before you meter it. If you are simply mailing #10 envelopes with
How Much Does a Postage Meter Cost? Have you asked this question before? Are you frustrated that no one would tell you how much it costs for a postage meter without having you answer a series of questions first? I am going to attempt to explain this to you with as little industry jargon as