Whether you are a small or large business enterprise, managing your mail can be a tedious, time consuming and expensive undertaking. In this regard, it is important to do some research and pinpoint the most affordable postage meters for businesses. Here is a brief and objective review of five of the top postage meters on the market, both for low and high-volume mail processing needs.
Convenient to use and easy to operate, the IS-440 from Neopost is fast and efficient. Priding itself with having the shortest boundary dimensions in its category, this postage meter offers users whisper quiet operation, with the ability to handle up to 110 letters per minute. The Neopost IS-440 postage meter is without doubt one of the fastest meters in the market.
By using differential weighing, users can simply place all their mixed weight mail on the mailing platform. By using the Smart Start technology, every time an envelope is removed from the weighing platform that’s in differential weighing mode, the auto feeder can automatically dispense a secure stick postage label and process the mail. This allows users to manage their mail, be it larger packages of single envelopes with lots of ease.
The Neopost IS-280 is an ideal postage meter for growing businesses, offering users very sophisticated features in a very compact package. The postage meter is easy to use, with short-cut keys giving users easy access to the frequently used settings while minimizing excess postage meter supplies.
The Neopost IS-280 postage meter does also come with an easy to install, high speed Local Area Network (LAN) connection for quick and easy rate change updates and software downloads as well. This does ensure that the unit can be re-credited online with postage on 24/7 basis. Further to the above, the unit is ergonomically designed, making it quite easy to integrate the machine into any business environment.
With the ability to process mail at speeds of up to a hundred and twenty (120) letters per minute, the Pitney Bowes DM400 Digital Mailing System does combine streamlined performance, easy operation and solid design. From small stacks to weekly runs, the mailing system ensures that the mail is processed as fast as possible.
With the Pitney Bowes DM400, it is possible to process mail of various sizes and also use the fitted automatic tape dispenser to process larger items. Further to the above, the meter does give your mail a very professional look using its crisp and clear inkjet printing technology. It is also worth noting that the meter can track and report postage expenses for up to three hundred (300) accounts.
The CentorMail MAX Mailing System does excel at reliably and swiftly processing high volumes of mixed mail formats without breaking stride. With a nearly one inch pass-through, this system is one of the widest in the industry, making it possible for it to handle padded, fat and thick publications.
The CentorMail MAX is also one of the few machines that feed mail vertically. Processing mail at a blistering pace of one hundred and twenty (120) letters per minute, the dynamic scale does automatically calculate accurate postage while the mail is processing. Whereas extended feeder and output options significantly increase run times for improved efficiency. On the other hand, the master and user cards allow for advanced operator security as well as accounts.
The PostBase 85 postage meter does raise the bar for flexibility, simplicity and good looks. With a simple sleek appearance, smooth jam free operation and an intuitive touch screen, the system is a remarkably good fit for nearly any small to mid-sized business. With the ability to handle up to eighty five (85) letters per minute, the unit is not only efficient bit also quite effective as well.
The integrated 15lb scale on the PostBase 85 does automatically set accurate postage stamps. It can also track postage costs of up to 200 departmental accounts. The included PC software does allow for numerous postage presets, accounting and reporting options.