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Frankly, Make the Most of the Post!

7 Jun, 2011 By: Editorial Staff imageSource

Frankly, Make the Most of the Post!

Be it for your own business use or supplying mailing systems and service to your clients, franking machine users will benefit from cost savings compared to stamp costs. Basically, the benefits of mailing technology go beyond simply saving money.

Simply stated, a franking machine automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge. Digital franking technology can offer many new benefits today in addition to the important aspect of saving you and/or your clients money.

Features & benefits will:

Save staff time
Think of the time spent buying stamps, folding documents, even licking & sealing envelopes. These jobs are often carried out by core staff or even business owners, whose time could be better spent. Investing in mailroom technology can free staff to focus on business-critical tasks and,  on growing the business.

Look professional
As the well known saying goes, there’s never a second chance to make a first impression. Mailing that is incorrectly addressed or not presented professionally will soon be discarded by today’s time-poor consumers.

The latest address management tools and printers ensure the right message reaches the right person, and that every item is finished perfectly.

Keep an eye on costs
Most businesses have a poor idea of how much they spend on mailing, and yet, when calculated, it often represents a significant sum of budget. The latest account management tools can help organizations examine their postage spend by department or office. Monitoring where budget is being used allows companies to more easily identify potential areas of efficiency. 

Shout about that brand or offer
Nowadays, consumers are exposed to so many advertising messages that businesses face a difficult task to make their communications stick. Franking machines enable the brand or a key marketing message to be added to the front of the envelope, attracting the attention before the communication is even opened.

Catch the eye with color
With the Pitney Bowes Connect + Series, businesses can now print in full color across the full width of the envelope at the same time as the mail-piece is being franked. Research shows that the use of color can increase the open rates of mail campaigns by as much as 247%. Every business uses the mail to communicate. With a wealth of technology available to businesses of every size there has never been a better time to automate mailing.

 In conclusion
Without question, this manual, time-consuming daily or weekly function that all companies experience as “part of running an efficient business” can be transformed into an easy, effective process, allowing businesses to concentrate on delivering better service and driving growth. For more information visit the Pitney Bowes website at www.pb.com.

New Options
Pitney Bowes recently introduced the latest version of its P/I OfficeMail™ software - an innovative, secure hybrid mail solution that automates the process of mailing desk-top generated documents. P/I OfficeMail software is an integral part of Pitney Bowes Production Intelligence® software solutions to link print and mail.

With Pitney Bowes P/I OfficeMail software, users simply create documents and, with the click of a mouse, submit them for printing and mailing. Instead of being printed locally on desktop printers and manually processed, documents are aggregated and transmitted to an in-house print-and-mail centre or an off-site facility for efficient production.

Among the many Version 3 new enhancements are:

Pay-as-you-go facility.
Users now have the option of buying credit and using P/I OfficeMail on a pay-as-you-go basis.   

Batch document mailing. Many office-based print-jobs are created as multi-document PDF’s. P/I OfficeMail can auto-mail these to benefit centralized print & mail production.

Submitting documents via batch document mailing also gives users the safeguard of a robust, fully automated track-and-trace service, providing an audit trail to satisfy the strictest compliance demands.

Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels, with a focus on mailing systems and production; is a $5.4 billion company that employs 33,000 employees worldwide. For more information visit www.pb.com.

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