Franked Mail

Postage Meters

Franked mail can be achieved with a postage meter to allow you to print postage directly onto your mail pieces or packages with a meter tape or labels. Licensed postage meter products are a franking device used to emboss official postage stamps that are prepaid by depositing funds on your meter account.  Franked mail is the most convenient way to pay for postage and track postage costs for your business or organization.

Mailers use postage meters as the most convenient and secure payment option for postage. A postage meter is great to have around the office for all of your mailing needs. You can send out any class of mail in any quantity at any price with the same postage meter.

Postage meters come in all sizes:

  • The small mailer may have a machine that feeds one envelope or label at a time.
  • A large mailer may have a more automated machine where they can load a stack of mail for processing.

10 reasons to consider a postage meter

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

  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 franking machine 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.

  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
    You can track where postage dollars are being spent with the built-in cost accounting feature.

  7. Package Compatibility
    Instead of wallpapering items with stamps, use self-adhesive metered tapes, ideal for larger items such as packages, large flat envelopes and tubes.

  8. Faster Delivery
    Receive all the perks of expedited high-priority business mail. Metered mail is already dated, postmarked, and canceled when it arrives at the post office allowing for quicker results for your important correspondence.

  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. 



AF Smith – 7 Tumkins Lane, City of Hamilton HM 09 – (441) 292 1882