Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes

June 27, 2012 08:02 ET

Stamp Out the Postal Price Hike

HARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 27, 2012) -

Attention: Business and Financial Editors

Pitney Bowes is emphasising the importance of postal communications and encouraging businesses not to completely abandon physical mail, despite the dramatic increase in stamp prices. The medium remains an integral aspect of any organisation's communication strategy and in order to encourage SMEs to continue using it, Pitney Bowes is advising on how to keep costs to a minimum.

Franking machines offer multiple advantages over stamps; not only by reducing the actual costs of mailings, but also due to inbuilt scales which calculate exact postage costs and eliminating overpayment. Added to this, the machines record postage spending; allowing users to monitor mailing costs more effectively. Additionally, SMART franking machines enable businesses to claim back VAT on any eligible Royal Mail services. Users of franking machines can enjoy a host of other benefits too; such as improved envelope presence (printing branded messages and logos), which is proven to increase opening rates.

Phil Hutchison, Pitney Bowes' Marketing Director, also advises that additional savings can be made simply by folding A4 letters so that they fit into A5 or DL envelopes. Royal Mail pricing is dependent on thickness, size and weight, so reducing letter sizes in this manner can save SMEs up to 40%.

For further advice on how to help your business make and maintain savings on postal communication, then please visit: www.pitneybowes.co.uk.

Pitney Bowes has published comprehensive advice about the rate change online at www.ratechange.co.uk as well as offering specific product options suitable for small and micro businesses.

For more information, interviews or an image, please contact James Harris at Lucre Public Relations on 0208 741 5900 or pitneybowes@lucre.co.uk.

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