Postage Meters can be called a variety of names including mailing machines, postage machine, stamp machine, postage printer, mailing systems, mail meters, and a few others. No matter what you call them they all do basically the same job: print postage on envelopes saving time and money in the form of an indicia. All postage meters are regulated by the United States Postal Service and must be rented or leased from an authorized dealer.
Discover the FP range of postage meters
What is a Postage Meter?
A postage meter allows you to get rid of your dependence on stamps by printing postage directly onto your envelopes. Postage Meters are sometimes called mailing machines, postage machines, postage printers, stamp machines, mail meters, mailing systems, along with a few other names.
Anatomy of a postage meter
Postage meters of all sizes do basically the same job and all Postage meters have to be licensed by the USPS®.
Postage meters use red fluorescent ink to print indicia for USPS® postage. Ink costs are much lower than you would expect making it very affordable.
- Weighing scale with USPS® rates for pricing letters and parcels
- Ink cartridge compartment
- Letter feeding area
- Security module that keeps your money safe
- Color touch screen and one button
Postage Meters fit any business size whether large, small or start-up.
Postage Meters have different options making them perfect for small businesses to large corporations as a result. They all basically do the same job just with different speeds and features. As a matter of fact, some Postage Meters have automatic feeders speeding up the postage meter. Furthermore some have software connections to download account data.
Postage Meters download their postage straight into the machine.
Postage Meters can use either your LAN connection or your Wi-Fi depending on the model. There’s no more lining up at the post office with a Postage Meter, just set up a direct debit and then you can download whatever postage you need.