On Thursday 31st March 2016 the price of postage changed once again as Royal Mail announced their annual prices changes. Amongst other services, the core products will see an increase of 1p on First class letters to 64p and second class
letters also increasing by 1p to 55p. Under the updated Royal Mail tariff, franking machines will continue to provide customers with significant discounts over the price of stamp usage, in some cases the saving can be as much as 18p for a second class letter and 13p for fist class. Large letters will also offer savings of 11p and 17p respectively.
With this level of discount, savings can be seen for both high and low quantities users alike. A company sending just 20 items of mail per day can make immediate savings of up to £66 per month.
The good news does not stop here however. Many businesses already using a franking system can also make additional savings by upgrading to a MailMark™ compatible machine.
Royal Mail has invested £70m in the development and introduction of the new MailMark™ technology into the UK postal market in 2013, replacing the original town die with a digital 2D barcode which makes tracking mail items through the Royal Mail sorting system more efficient. This new system has allowed Royal Mail to pass cost savings on to its franking customers.
MailMark is guaranteed to always be the best value option for franking customers. Royal Mail has cemented this promise by increasing the level of saving to an additional 3p per item versus standard franking for a second class letter increasing savings up to £79 per month based on 20 items per day.
In addition to the savings that can be made against postal charges, a franking system can provide additional benefits your business including more effiient mail processing, a more profe sional looking mail piece and greater transparency and control over mailroom costs. Add to this automatic tariff updates, ensuring your business always has the latest prices avoiding costly surcharges and access to all Royal Mail SMART products including Prepay Business Reply.
Frama is the fastest growing Royal Mail approved franking machine manufacturer and service provider in the UK. A subsidiary of parent company Frama AG, the company draws upon 40 years of industry experience. Customers have access to an extensive range of Swiss manufactured products, produced to exacting quality standards. We also have a UK-based team of highly trained customer service professionals who are committed to delivering the Frama CareS customer service promise.
Frama mailroom professionals are always looking to talk to businesses directly and discuss the challenges they encounter within the mailroom. Frama will provide a free audit of current workflows, equipment and consumable usage and offer advice on how to improve efficiency and save both time and money. Frama have been awarded the Editor’s Choice award from Business Info magazine for their full range of MailMark ready products as well as the Pen2Paper award. So if you are a stamp user looking to save money and improve efficiency or a SMART franking machine user who would like to save more with MailMark, contact Frama today and make the SMARTER choice!