What Is The Cheapest Postage Meter?

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By Dan Barraclough | Updated: September 14 2021

A postage meter cannot be purchased in the United States; the US government and US Postal Service tightly regulate the industry and as a result, federal law forbids the private sale of them.

There are not many United States Postal Service (USPS) approved vendors who lease or rent out postage meters. This means that choosing the perfect postage meter is relatively straightforward.

While the costs of each machine are determined by the postage meter supplier, the cost of the postage is determined by the USPS.

How Much Do Postage Meters Cost?

A postage meter can be leased, at the cheaper end, for around $20 month, but this cost covers only the lease only. Postage costs are not included and ribbons and inks will need to be replaced.

The SendPro Mailstation by Pitney Bowes (shown below) is an example of a postage meter that can be rented for as little as $22.99 per month.

Pitney Bowes SendPro Mailstation – $22.99 per month

As one of the cheapest meters on the market, the Mailstation2 is ideal for any business looking to process low volumes of mail. As a relatively small machine, the Mailstation2 fits comfortably even in the smallest office spaces.

Quadient IS-280 – $19.75 per month

Quadient's entry-level machine can process up to 18 LPM (letters per minute) and comes with an integrated 2lb scale that can be upgraded to 5lb. Ideal for small mailing rooms, this machine is one of the cheapest models on the market.

FP PostBase Mini – $18 per month

One of the most user-friendly postage meters around, FP's PostBase Mini comes with a color touchscreen and enables you to navigate your mailroom just like your smartphone. With a processing speed of up to 17 LPM, it's not the quickest, but it's certainly one of the cheapest postage meters.

Cheap Postage Meter Contracts

Any business leasing a postage meter is usually looking to save money, to ensure maximum benefit, it’s important to be sure that the contract is suitable too. In the US, the main point to consider is whether to prepay in advance of a contract or pay as you go.

To reduce monthly costs, it’s possible to sign a contract with a vendor for a longer period of time.

Compare postage meter prices with Expert Market today to discover which postage meter is the cheapest for your business needs. Complete the form at the top of this page to receive a bespoke quote.

Dan Barraclough

Dan’s a Senior Writer at Expert Market, specialising in digital marketing, web design, and photocopiers, amongst other topics.

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