FP provide postage meters for businesses across the USA. From their headquarters just outside Chicago, they run a network of distributors, and these independent dealers allow customers to have access to a local and personalized service but with the technology provided by a well respected giant of the postage industry.
FP offers a wide range of meters suited to business of all sizes; from those who send a few letters a day to firms who carry out large scale regular mailings. FP provide solutions which suit different size mailing needs. To provide a brief overview of some of the models on offer from FP, we examine a few machines in a bit more detail. To read our review of each machine, take a look at their dedicated review pages.
FP Postage Meter Range
FP PostBase Mini
The FP PostBase Mini is small enough for even an office at home, but with a processing speed of 17 letters per minute it makes light work of your outgoing mail.
Perfect for the smaller businesses with a very low demand for postage, the PostBase Mini is the smallest model on the market. Processing up to 17 letters every minute and sitting at only 12.2″ x 8.1″ x 9.1″, the PostBase Mini is ideal for smaller spaces.
A built in touch screen in full color makes this machine extremely easy to use and the 5lb integrated scale help to differentiate this model from the competition.
Learn more: FP PostBase Mini
The PostBase Series
FP PostBase Series
The FP PostBase Series are a selection of postage meters with varying processing speeds. Each machine is technologically advanced and comes in a variety of colors.
The PostBase series is a well designed line of postage meters which have been made to grow as your business expands.
The PostBase comes in multiple models; the 20, 30, 45, 60 and 85, the number indicative of the respective model's processing capability. Dimensions start from 28 inches (l) x 13.6 inches (w) x 11.8 inches (h) for the PostBase 30, increasing slightly with the higher capacity models.
Available features include; an integrated scale with a capacity of up to 15lbs, an incorporated label dispenser to increase the speed of processing larger packages, an automatic feeder and sealer, and the option to include up to 200 departmental accounts. The meters also come in a choice of six different colors to help blend in with your office decor.
Learn more here: FP PostBase Series.
FP CentorMail MAX
The FP CentorMail MAX is the fastest postage machine on the market today, with an impressive processing speed of 140 lpm.
For those with really high-end mailing needs FP offers their CentorMail MAX mailing system. Truly a 5-star mailing system, the CentorMail Max is able to process up to 140 letters per minute. If your business sends a lot of mail, this could be the machine for you.
Learn more: FP CentorMail MAX Mailing System
FP Customer Support
FP provides end-to-end customer support that they've dubbed "customer intimacy." It begins with the initial consultation between prospective customers and FP's extensive dealer network, and it continues through the customer's orientation, occasional correspondence to spot-check products and procedures, and ongoing customer care. You're likely to hear from the company periodically, as they are in the habit of surveying their customers to continually improve their experience.
FP likewise maintains a close partnership with the US Postal Service to ensure that its products are compliant, and to keep customers abreast of changes in rates and policies.
United States-based hardware/software support is available during business hours by phone from the company's headquarters in Addison, IL. Customers whose business runs beyond the traditional nine-to-five are still amply covered thanks to the company's full suite of online documentation. This includes a quick start guide, installation guide, user manuals, forms, rate change information, and MSDS literature, in addition to support and advice on other postage-related issues. The company also takes care to keep customers abreast of rate and regulatory changes via its blog.
MailOne 2.0 Mailing, Shipping & Accounting Software, derived from FP’s MailOne 1.0 software, gives PostBase customers reporting and accounting functionality in tandem with Commercial Base Pricing, and Certified and Return Receipts. The use of 4x6" shipping labels saves on time, supplies, and money by standardizing label printing.
The software also manages mailing lists, tracks transactions and departmental activity, and the software also lets users import mail recipients from most database formats, and track transaction records and departmental activity.
RemoteOne and ReportOne
RemoteOne software is bundled with PostBase, controlling the postage meter via PC. RemoteOne's core features (meter settings, weigh settings, and management of user access, departmental accounts, shortcuts and more) are useful on their own, but users can upgrade to ReportOne.
ReportOne adds more robust reporting and exporting tools including cost and transaction reports that are not available within RemoteOne.
FP's FlexMail™ is a full-fledged list management and cleanup tool. Its users can print custom envelopes on nearly any printer. Beyond that, it pre-sorts mailing lists for better targeting and segmenting (saving money on postage), performs graphics optimization and color correction for printing, and saves searches for future use so you spend more time working and less time dialing in your database queries.
FlexMail™ is compatible with numerous data formats, including Access, dBase, Excel, XML, delimited/fixed-length text, and any OBDC compliant database. What's more, your customization and queries can be saved for future use, saving considerable time. The software comes in three editions (Basic Edition, Advanced Edition, and Professional Edition), ensuring scalability for various sizes of businesses as well as extended database support, reporting, print types, and scanner/camera integration.
FP PostBase Optional Add-ons
For those who ship more often than the occasional package, the Ship.it MailOne 2.0 & PostBase Bundle is worth a closer look. It combines a PostBase meter (choose from the 30, 45, 60 or 85) a windows-based Dell tablet pre-loaded with FP's MailOne 2.0 software and a Brother QL-1060N 4x6” thermal label printer with automatic cutter and 300 dpi resolution.
For businesses that routinely handle a combination of letters and packages, this amounts to a postal system in a box. Users can take advantage of USPS Commercial Base Pricing, the savings of standardized 4×6" shipping labels, an integrated address book, and the ability to print and track certified mail. Optional accessories include an ultra-thin or standard mobile keyboard, docking/charging station, and tablet stand.
Among the add-ons and upgrades offered by FP, you will find the following options:
- Tabbing, Labeling & Stamping Machines
- Postal Scales (up to 70lbs)
- Address Printers
- Letter Openers
FP also offers an all-in-one PC built by Dell by special arrangement with FP to run MailOne 2.0 software in tandem with PostBase systems. It's an ideal start if your existing office computer is long in the tooth or short on resources. It combines a 23" HD touchscreen with a 3.3 GHz processor, 1TB hard drive and 4 GB of memory, wireless keyboard and mouse, 8X CD/DVD burner, all under warrantee for 3 years.
Setup is simple -- two cords (three if you require an Ethernet connection instead of wireless) for power and the USB connection to your PostBase. The computer will also run RemoteOne and ReportOne software.