Remember when the office administrator had to keep a healthy supply of postage stamps locked away to cater for the company’s mailouts? Some smaller businesses still suffer the frustration of having to dash off to the post office and queue with 100 other people who are also in a rush for last minute postage supplies. If this sounds familiar, then we’d like to highlight some of the benefits of the modern franking machine for today’s office.
The Not-So-Modern Franking Machine
The ubiquitous franking machine has been around in various forms since the late 1800s and has been the focus of several entrepreneurs’ attention. Initially devised to solve the problems of payment, security and delivery in a – frankly – erratic postal system, the franking machine has developed into something incredibly clever and practical.
Early models were clunky, hand-cranked manual dye-based machines; easily tampered with and somewhat unwieldy.
However, as it is with inventors, a number of men found ways of making it better; some by copying other’s designs and some by collaborating.
What Can You Expect From Today’s Franking Machine?
Today’s paper post, when handled by a trusty franking machine, solves more than the problem of insufficient postage stamps.
You can expect:
- Digital date and time stamp
- Correct postage based on weight and size
- Company details and/or promotional information
- Super easy to use
- Secure and reliable
- Connected to online payment options to update or manage spend
- Reporting tools
- Integration with other business applications
- Always available and online
If you are still licking stamps or you’re reading this while standing in the queue at the local post office with a group of similarly frustrated people, then we encourage you to chat to MailMech. For franking machines, binders, laminators and everything in between, we can solve your office automation problems.