Neopost is advising businesses to switch to a Mailmark franking machine following Royal Mail’s postage price announcement.
Under the new Royal Mail tariff which becomes effective on Tuesday 29th March 2016, Mailmark franking machine users will enjoy discounts on the price of a stamp of as much as 32% for a 2nd Class letter and over 20% for a 1st Class letter.
From 29 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 64p and the price of a Second Class stamp will go up by 1p to 55p.
Royal Mail promise that Mailmark franking will always be the best value option for franking machine users. Royal Mail’s 2016 tariff builds on this by extending its price advantage to as much as 3p for a 2nd Class letter (37p compared to 40p with a traditional franking machine) and 2p for 1st Class (51p compared to 53p).
Many existing users of franking could benefit from upgrading to Mailmark franking, due to this increase in the price differential between franking machines that use the old ‘town and crown’ die and new generation Mailmark devices that apply an intelligent 2D barcode.
Mailmark franking machines offer additional benefits including automatic tariff updates and easy access to additional Royal Mail products including a new Pre-pay Business Reply offering.
To find out more about Royal Mail’s new pricing, please visit www.royalmail.com/prices2016