Own or thinking of owning a franking machine?

It’s likely you are over spending! With the move to a digital era, Franking machines have their uses but are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. We review some growing hindrances below costing businesses a small fortune and wasting valuable time and resources.

Continue reading for some eye-watering truths about Franking Machine and why switching to hybrid mail offers you everything a franking machine provides, plus much more to save you valuable resources, time and slashing your mailing costs by more than half.

It’s time to relinquish those franking machines today.

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Franking Machine drawbacks

Do you currently own a franking machine? Or are you renewing your lease? You may have arrived here to find posting consumables or ink. Stop what you’re doing and read the downsides to franking machines before spending any more money!

Cost Rising

The lease of your machine alone costs a pretty penny and includes a volume commitment. Ink alone costs 3x more than gold mg for mg. You’ll be paying for the pleasure of mailing before you’ve even sent anything!

Space invaders

You need an allotted space for your franking machine. Depending on your volume of mail and the specs of the machine, this could take up space that could be used more wisely. The team you appoint for mailing and the space they take up could be avoided.

Paper Jamming

Paper jams could be costing you double the postage. You can either retain and try to claim the money back or settle for paying postage twice for a single letter. Don’t chase Royal Mail for this refund, you’ll need to go back to your Franking machine provider.

Managing stock

Managing stock levels of paper, ink and envelopes is a task in itself, but someone has got to do it. It’s tedious and time-consuming, it’s costly, and it’s a nightmare to store. Depending on your mail volumes, you may find that stock management requires a lot of work.

Rate Changes

Rates for Royal Mail change ad hoc, meaning you really have to keep two steps ahead of the game. The moment it changes, if you haven’t updated your franking machine, then your mail isn’t going anywhere. The machines are turned off, remotely!


So your machine breaks down. Now what? You can’t send anything out until an engineer can repair it. If parts are required this may further delay your comms. How long can your mail wait? 9/10 mail is time sensitive and needs to be delivered within a certain window.

If not familiar with franking machines?

If you’re new to franking machine and still trying to figure it all out. We’ve detailed out what a franking machine is and the key details you must know before making any decisions about committing to any long term leases.

Human interaction is a must

Where is your account manager?

You have a problem. Who do you call? Can you reach them?  Do they engage and sympathise with your issues? Do they offer a solution in a quick time? It’s often very difficult to get same-day responses from your account management team, resulting in you suffering for that bit longer.

Up against the clock

Missing the last post slot?

You don’t have to put up with that anymore, or even embark on these drawbacks with the time-saving, space-saving, cost-saving, most convenient, and efficient way of sending physical mail.

Let’s talk!

No commitments are required; you can start right away. You are free to send as few or as many letters or direct mail goods as you choose. Avoid all of this pointless suffering and commotion that a franking machine causes you, it’s time to reach out to imail comms.