Although all franking machines must be licenced by the Royal Mail, they do not sell franking machines themselves. However, they do provide a list of Royal Mail approved suppliers on their website. When looking for a franking machine supplier this is a good place to start.
When talking to suppliers it is worth asking questions about on-going running costs:
*Some suppliers hide top-up charges by using premium phone numbers when customers connect to buy credit.
Picking the correct machine depends on the amount of outgoing post you send and also the type of postal items.
Many machines come with integral scales which are extremely useful if you send a lot of parcels. If you post a lot of heavier items, check to see what the upper limit of the scale is.
The supplier will be able to help you select the right machine.
If you are not sure which machine is correct for your business or you think your needs may change quite sharply, it is probably worth leasing a machine because most suppliers will allow you to upgrade or downgrade your machine. If you buy a franking machine, be aware that they are quite difficult to sell second-hand because the licence will need to transferred as well and this is a tricky business.
This site is run by FP-IMS. We are a UK supplier of franking machines and all mailroom equipment. We created this site to help businesses with some of the questions they have about franking and also to promote our products and services.
We hope you find the information useful. If you would like to contact FP-IMS to discuss our products and services, please give us a call.
Phone: 0870 066 3526