If you spend any time researching franking machine prices, you’ll likely find yourself more confused than when you started. Everyone touts the undeniable benefits of franking and franked mail, with charts like this:
|How Much Cheaper Is Franked Mail Compared To Stamps?* (Prices exempt from VAT)|
|Type Of Mail||Weight||1st Class Stamp||1st Class Frank||You Save!||2nd Class Stamp||2nd Class Frank||You Save!|
*Prices accurate as of 30th March 2016
However, try to find out how much a franking machine actually costs and you’ll be left scratching your head. The truth is that there are only 4 franking machine manufactures and 19 Royal Mail authorized suppliers for the whole of the UK.
And they don’t like publishing their prices!
This means that getting accurate pricing information can range from being difficult to downright impossible. In fact the only way to get a good idea of what a franking machine is going to set you back is to get multiple quotes. Fortunately, these are always free.
Yet, this isn’t really good enough if you’re still in the early stages of deciding whether or not to get a machine. Therefore, we’ve created a rough guide to franking machine prices that should help to give you an idea of what to expect cost wise.
Just make sure you keep in mind that these rates listed below only cover the cost to either buy or rent a machine and do not include postage costs (see above). They also don’t include the price of ink, annual service, labels, and/or any mailing supplies you might need.
|How Much Does A Franking Machine Cost?|
|Type Of Machine||Volume of Mail||Price To Buy||Price To Rent||Break Even Point*|
|Low-Volume Franking Machine||up to 100 letters per day||£1,000 – £3,000||£15 – £49 / month||3 letters / day|
|Mid-Volume Franking Machine||100 – 250 letters per day||£3,000 – £8,000||£50 – £99 / month||10 letters / day|
|High-Volume Franking Machine||over 250 letters per day||£8,000 – £25,000||£100 – £500 / month||20 letters / day|
* The minimum number of 2nd class letters you have to sent per day to pay for the lowest monthly rental price. Assumes 30 days per month.