Printing your own postage for your business mail is essentially like printing money, therefore businesses must lease their postage meter from one of the USPS authorized suppliers listed below. Through these suppliers companies can benefit from USPS discounted mailing rates:
- Pitney Bowes
- Neopost Inc
- Francotyp Postalia Inc (FP USA)
- Hasler Inc.
- Data Pac
All of these companies provide a wide range of cost effective and efficient mailing solutions which will allow any size of business to take control of their postal needs and budget by delivering enhanced productivity and customer service.
Postage Meter Companies Comparison
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|Postage Meter Company||Best Postage Machine for Small Business||Best Postage Machine for Medium Business||Best Postage Machine for Large Business|
|Pitney Bowes||Mailstation2||DM400||Connect+ 3000|
|FP USA||PostBase 20||PostBase 65||CentorMail MAX|
Pitney Bowes Postage Meters
Established in 1920 and based in Stamford Connecticut, Pitney Bowes has always excelled in designing the most technologically advanced systems available to the market and have continued to be at the leading edge of the sector as the use of digital technology has developed and grown.
With a global presence in over 100 countries, 29,000 employees and an annual turnover of $5.3 billion, Pitney Bowes is one of the big hitters in the mailing solutions industry.
Always cost effective, the meters designed by PB incorporate a presort capability which has allowed the company to negotiate the maximum discounts on Standard and First Class postage rates from the USPS, as the function performs the task which would otherwise be done by postal workers at the main sorting office.
Ranked for two consecutive years in the software magazine, Software 500, Pitney Bowes seems certain to continue its pioneering position at the forefront of the industry.
Their range of metering products includes:
- For low volume users, the MailStation 2 (up to 18ppm), the DM100 (up to 30ppm) and the DM200 (up to 40ppm).
- Mid volume offices can use the DM300 (up to 65ppm), the DM400 (up to 120ppm) or the Connect+1000 (up to 180ppm).
- For the high volume business, the Connect+ 3000 will process at 205-310ppm, the DM1100 at 295ppm and the office workhorse, DM Infinity Digital, at a staggering 22,000 items per hour.
Neopost Postage Meters
Neopost USA is the distribution arm for the French based, Neopost SA, which rates as the number 1 distributor in Europe and number 2 globally. Their technologically advanced mailing solutions deliver the customer the double benefits of integrated management of their postal needs combined with maximum traceability and effectivity.
Neopost's postage meters are designed to provide dependable hardware and software, state of the art documentation processing, mailing and shipping. Consultants are on hand to offer the customer their expertise on the most suitable mailing meter for their needs while providing financing options if required and suggesting cost effective budget stretchers for cutting costs.
Neopost USA have been recognized for their after sales support and maintenance and their excellent customer service, winning the 2012 National Customer Service Association All Star Award for "consistently maintaining a focused culture of excellence".
FP USA Postage Meters
Based in Addison Illinois, FP Mailing began life in 1920's Germany as two separate companies, Francotyp and Postalia. In the early 1960s, the USPS gave permission for Postalia to start marketing within the US and by 1993 both of the businesses had merged into the company recognized today.
Renowned for their technologically advanced, innovative mailing solutions, FP Mailing has progressed to become the fastest growing vendor of mailing meters and supporting supplies in the US. Through their national network of independent dealers, FP deliver a comprehensive range of products designed to provide for the seamless processing of mail for any size environment from the entry level home office to the largest national organization.
The FP range includes the low volume PostBase Mini with a processing speed of 17ppm (pieces per minute), the mid volume PostBase 85 (85ppm) and the high volume CentorMail Max with a speed of 120-140ppm for the busier office.
Hasler Inc Postage Meters
For 100 years, the Hasler name has been well recognized in the US for their production of cost effective, hi-tech mailing systems manufactured with high quality materials and precision engineering. Hasler postage meters are now supplied by Neopost USA.
Hasler products are distributed via a nationwide network of independent direct sales teams offering the highest levels of customer service.
The company also provides a comprehensive range of support services including financing, consultancy, maintenance and after sales.
Among the Hasler/Neopost family of mailing meter solutions are the WJ20, IM280, IM330 and IM350 for low volume users; processing speeds range from 18-45ppm.
Mid volume requirements can be met by the IM430, IM440, IM460 and IM480 which offer speeds from 65-155ppm.
High volume offices could select the IM490 (175ppm), the IM5000 (up to 300ppm) or the WJ PRO with a top speed of 15,000 items per hour.
The average monthly leasing cost will vary from $15-25 for a low volume meter, $35-250 for a mid volume model and $200-500 for a high volume system.
Data Pac Postage Meters
Data Pac is the newest postage meter company to enter the US. The first wholly new company to do so in 25 years. They offer a range of products aimed at businesses of all sizes.
Being the newest postage meter supplier Data Pac's market share is smaller than the other companies mentioned above.
However, Data Pac do still have reasonable products to offer like the DP Link 10, a low volume system aimed at smaller businesses that starts at $15 a month. However, for high volume solutions the established providers (Pitney Bowes, Neopost, Hasler & FP) are a much safer bet.