Pitney Bowes provides more than postage meters. They offer a full line of mailing and shipping solutions that lower costs while increasing efficiency for businesses of all sizes.
Pitney Bowes has its roots in Arthur Pitney’s mechanical hand-cranked postage stamper. From those humble beginnings, the company grew to a major multinational concern over the course of a century.
For many Canadian businesses, their name is top-of-mind for metered postage. That impression is reinforced by the company’s machines, which emphasize durability and ease of use at a price that won’t break the bank.
Why Choose Pitney Bowes?
The most common reason to implement a metered postage system is savings. The savings over existing Canada Post rates are only part of the equation. For some businesses, in fact, the postage savings are actually less than the time saved on postage processing; that’s time that can be put to more productive use elsewhere
As you’ll see below, Pitney Bowes offers a wide range of postage meters suitable to all kinds of businesses. You’ll also find that the company offers SaaS (Software as a Service) products, supplies, and consulting. Each of these is backed by excellent customer service.
Finally, if you’re worried about maintenance, don’t. Remember, you do not own your postage machine. It will be maintained on a regular basis by Pitney Bowes technicians, and if something goes wrong, they will repair it promptly.
Which Pitney Bowes Postage Meter is Right for You?
Pitney Bowes offers several postage meters, each with a different feature set and processing speed. You’re sure to find one that’s a perfect fit for your business!
Pitney Bowes mailstation2
The Pitney Bowes mailstation2 is small, quiet, and efficient. Equally at home on the corner of a desk or in a small nook out of sight in your office, it’s designed for ease of use. It processes 18 letters per minute (LPM), making it an ideal point of entry for small businesses with a low postage volume. Its integrated scale means it’s able to handle letters and small packages with ease.
This meter’s low monthly price ($19/month as of this writing), two-month free trial, free toner and label starter kit, free postage credits, and a savings of up to 18% over stamps also make the mailstation2 attractive.
Pitney Bowes DM Series
The Pitney Bowes DM postage meters are for businesses that have outgrown the mailstation2. The series consists of:
- Pitney Bowes DM125
- Pitney Bowes DM300C
- Pitney Bowes DM400C
- Pitney Bowes DM475
The DM series offers the choice of manual/semi-automatic or fully-automatic feed, processing speeds varying from 65-120 LPM (varies with Weigh on Way use), and the ability to handle media and packages of varying sizes.
Pitney Bowes SendPro P Series
If your business has a high volume of outgoing mail, it’s typically safe to say that you’re also managing a significant volume of incoming mail.
The Pitney Bowes SendPro P Series helps you manage both ends of your workflow, acting not only as a shipping solution but also as a receiving and back office solution as well. The SendPro software can also be used as a stand-alone with the DM Series.
Other Pitney Bowes Hardware
Especially if you’re working with the mailstation2 or the DM Series postage meters, you may find it useful to add other peripherals and hardware to speed your workflow and improve efficiency.
Pitney Bowes offers the following:
- Tabbing, Labeling & Stamping Machines
- High-Volume Product Attachment Systems (for gift cards, magnets, and more)
- Postal Scales (up to 70lbs)
- Address Printers
- Letter Openers
Other Services Offered
Pitney Bowes’ competitors also offer highly capable postage meters, so how do we account for the company’s worldwide dominance? The answer becomes apparent when you look at the other services the company offers.
In addition to their core hardware and software business, they’ve also taken the time to develop a suite of consulting services that help businesses get more out of each customer interaction.
Customer Information Management: It’s one thing to keep a clean mailing list that’s free of duplicates. It’s something else altogether to be able to mine that list for actionable insights that help you to better understand your customers, their needs, and what drives them to do business with you.
Location Intelligence: When you rely heavily on mail and shipping, it can be easy to overlook what’s happening right outside your door. Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence helps you find the right location to do business, assessing traffic patterns, local risks, customer behavior, and access to resources to ensure that your business is in the right place at the right time.
Customer Engagement: Several products are gathered under the aegis of customer engagement. Taken together, they allow you to manage customer contacts in ways that unify your communications across channels, increase conversions, and find new ways to derive profit from routine questions and communications. It’s all backed by analytics, so you know the relationship between your marketing efforts and the outcomes driven by your activities.
Global Ecommerce*: Ecommerce has revolutionized business, allowing even the smallest operations to have a truly global reach. That reach comes with challenges relating not only to shipping, but also to customs, tariffs, customer engagement, and a host of legal issues. Pitney Bowes offers consulting services that can help your business navigate these hurdles and pitfalls.
*Certain services are not offered in Quebec as of this writing.