The Pitney Bowes DM100 is a low volume postage machine which is designed to handle all types of mail for small businesses.
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|Reviewed by Expert Market:||06/02/2016|
Pitney Bowes suggest the DM100 for small to medium businesses that spend between $100 and $150 per month on postage. It allows companies to automate their postage processes, and its online connection means postage can be refilled 24/7, so you will never run out of postage again.
In addition to printing postage impressions, the DM100 allows you to print advertising messages or logos onto your mailings to help promote your business.
Features and Specifications
The DM100 measures 13.8 inches (l) x 10.4 inches (d) x 8.4 inches (h) making it suitable for offices where space is at a premium. It can process up to 30 letters per minute using a number of different mail types, including Priority Mail, First Class Mail, Flat Rate, Parcel Post and International.
The integrated scale has a capacity of 2lbs and each ink cartridge can make up to 3000 marks before it requires replacing. For security purposes, the machine comes with a 4 digit pin code. The DM100 is extremely easy to use. This is demonstrated in the video below, which shows you how to refill postage on the DM100.
Purchasing a DM100
In the US, postage meters cannot be purchased; they can only be leased from authorized suppliers. Furthermore, the DM100 is a discontinued model. However, its replacement is a faster and more capable machine.
The Pitney Bowes DM125
Like the DM100, the Pitney Bowes DM125 postage meter puts big performance in a package that's small, practical, and quiet. It handles 35 letters per minute, making it a faster machine than the DM100 at the same $34.99 per month lease price.
It's ideally suited to businesses with a 100-1,000 piece per month mail volume, meaning that it can handle either a slow and steady flow, or the occasional spike in outgoing mail (especially useful for businesses that experience seasonal variations in demand).
Unlike the DM100, it gives you the choice of a 2 lb. or 5 lb. integrated scale. Internet connectivity provides for firmware and rate updates, as well as international shipping.
It handles media ranging from 3" x 5" x 3/8" to 13" x 15" x 3/8". For added options, tack on accessories like the DI200 inserting system, the DL50 letter opener, or the ConnectRight address management system and get even more productivity out of the DM125.
Leasing a DM125
Currently, Pitney Bowes is offering a 60 day free trial on the DM125 for new businesses interested in taking out a lease. After that, the machine leases at just under $35 a month on a twelve month contract. Additional costs such as replacement ink cartridges and postage refills should also be factored in. Expert Market can help you get accurate quotes and compare prices.
Pitney Bowes DM100 vs DM125: The Verdict
Pitney Bowes customers have never found themselves lacking for options when it comes to postage meters. That’s true not only for the variety of mail volume handled by those machines, but also because of the ease of use, excellent user support, and above-average feature set offered by each of their products.
The DM100 was a perfectly competent machine in its time. However, Pitney Bowes softened the blow with the introduction of the DM125. It’s a faster, better-specced, and more versatile postage meter that leases at the same price point as its predecessor.
That’s good news all around, since you don’t have to pay more to get a better machine. If your business requires a somewhat higher mail volume on a more consistent basis, we suggest the DM225. Otherwise, your small business will find the DM125 more than capable.