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A franking machine is used to print a barcode on to a letter or parcel in place of a traditional postage stamp. A franking machine downloads and securely stores postage funds and is used to guide the user when choosing mail classes and special services.
Franking Machines can weigh letters and parcels and print the postage amount based on Royal Mail prices. Franked postage prices are always cheaper than stamps, no matter what class is sent.
As postage rates are at an all-time high, now is the time for businesses to seriously consider investing a franking machine.
The savings that can be made by using a franking machine are impressive for most any volume of mail.
When comparing franking machines, the choice can be bewildering. Here at Frama we have created this handy guide to help you confidently choose the right Frama machine for your business needs.
|Mail Type||1st Class Letter (100g)||2nd Class Letter (100g)||1st Class Large Letter (up to 100g)||2nd Class Large Letter (up to 100g)|
|Franking Vs Stamps||11p saving||8p saving||17p saving||3p saving|
|Mailmark Vs Franking||6p saving||9p saving||6p saving||9p saving|
|Mailmark Vs Stamps||17p saving||17p saving||23p saving||12p saving|
If you would like to calculate the exact savings, please try our postal calculator .
The Frama franking machine range is split in to three levels, small business, mid-range and high feature models with each range catering for different needs.
Frama has been in the postal services industry for over 50 years. One of only four manufacturers, Frama always compares favourably with other suppliers providing award winning products, fantastic value with excellent customer service and no hidden charges.
Franked mail uses a printed post mark instead of a stamp. By printing a postage mark directly onto an envelope or label rather than sticking a stamp on your outgoing mail, your business saves time and money and produces a much more professional looking mail piece. A printed postage mark can be added to letters, parcels with the use of a franking machine. Franked mail is not only a convienient time saver, but also provides access to the cheapest prices available from Royal Mail.
Larger machines in the Frama range can have additional automation upgrades, including an automatic feeder, conveyor stacker and/or lable dispenser.
Once you have franked your mail, you can either take it to your local Post Office using meter posting envelopes or if you send high volumes of mail, you can request Royal Mail to pick up your mail directly.
All franking machines are licensed by the Royal Mail. When you want to send your mail items, you are able to use your franking machine to print a postage mark, or "frank", along with your company logo or message instead of using stamps. Your franking machine will weigh the item and print the correct postage amount based on the current Royal Mail prices. Franked postage rates are always cheaper than using stamps.
A franking machine that is specifically designed to work with the Royal Mail Mailmark rates is referred to as a "Mailmark ready" franking machine. A Mailmark frank mark includes a 2D barcode that the Royal Mail sorting system is able to read more efficiently. This allows Royal Mail to process mail in the most cost-efficient way. These cost savings are passed onto the customer providing the very best prices for postage available.
Find out how much Mailmark franking machines can save you compared to stamps.
You can put your franked mail into a standard Royal Mail post box if it is inside of a "postage meter" envelope or inside of a normal envelope with your machine details on. In addition, there are multiple purpose built "franking mailboxes" around the country to drop your franked mail into freely. If you are unsure, you can take your franked mail into your local Post Office.
Business Mail is a Royal Mail product presented by Frama which offers a discount to high volume users sending 250 or more letters in one transaction. As discounts are based on volume, the more letters sent in a single transaction, the bigger the discount! Qualifying mail items are cheaper than MailMark equivalent frank.
Find out how Business Mail can save your business even more.
"Great customer service. Polite and helpful and quick on answering any questions"
"We are very happy with Frama to such an extent that we have resigned with them to provide Franking Machines for our three regional offices for another 6 years. My thanks to Chrissy, Heidi, Donna, Paul, Martin and everyone at the head office"
"Great communication throughout the contract renewal and follow up emails and a call to make sure I was happy with my purchase"
"Great product that ensure compliance within our regulatory requirements. Fantastic customer service from Mike with a 'nothing is too much trouble' approach"
Yes you can have a slogan on your Frama fanking machine. With a Slogan added to your Frama franking machine you can communicate with your customers before they open their envelopes by adding a message or a logo of your choice. To add a new logo please email email@example.com.