Whether you’re managing a small Etsy shop or you’re on the cusp of enterprise-level business, you may need a postage meter. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, most small businesses spend about
According to the National Federation of Independent Business, most small businesses spend approximately $338 per month on postage – that’s about $4,000 per year. Being able to weigh, scan, print and process all your outgoing mail and packages from your office can save you time, money and hassle.
You can’t buy a postage meter because of federal laws and rules about postage, which is considered a currency. To figure out whether you should stick to stamps or lease a postage meter, start by looking at the volume of mail you handle every month. Then consider the features you want from your postage meter.
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If you only ship a few packages each month, you may not need to have a postage meter in your office. The good news is that if you have a printer and you use USPS to ship, you can create a profile online at the government’s postage website to pay for postage and print labels yourself. The only catch here is that you may be overpaying on postage. You’ll have to stick to Priority mail, which means using approved boxes and envelopes, and paying a flat fee for each size.
Shipping as a priority
Once you’ve determined that you need a postage meter, you need to find a dealer. Neopost, Pitney Bowes, and FP Mailing Solutions are just a few of the