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The franking machine: a brief history

July 16, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

Concerns about mail fraud are nothing new. Since the very first adhesive stamp was issued in the 1840s, postal authorities have been fretting about the risk of fraud and counterfeits. Just 40 years later, in the 1880s, the first... Continue reading

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5 facts about franking machines...

June 26, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

If you run a small business or work in a mailroom, the chances are you use a franking machine most days.... Continue reading

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Why does your business need a franking machine?

June 08, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

There’s no doubt that physical mail volumes are declining, but we are a long way from seeing the back of... Continue reading

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GDPR: A kick in the mailbox or a great opportunity?

May 31, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

No doubt the last few weeks have seen you peppered with mails that are titled along the lines of ‘Let’s stay together’ or ‘We’d like to keep in touch’. If yo... Continue reading

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Franking machines - should you lease or buy?

May 25, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

When browsing franking machines, the most important decision to make, after the model, is whether to buy... Continue reading

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Let’s talk about franking machines...

May 16, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

There’s no doubt that physical mail volumes are declining, but we are a long way from seeing the back of... Continue reading

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Are you making the most of Mailmark?

May 15, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

The latest Royal Mail franking technology is a cut above traditional franking and affords businesses... Continue reading

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Royal Mail Getting Better at Stopping Scammers

April 27, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

It's easy to criticise the Royal Mail – the service is perhaps not the most professional and reliable in the business world. But to their credit, Royal Mail has drastically improved its operations where catching scammers is conce... Continue reading

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High-Tech Mail Franking Is Catching Cheaters

January 29, 2018
Category: Franking Machines

A mail franking machine you might purchase from IMS Franking would rely on ink to print both postage and addresses. As such, it is quite easy for Royal Mail officials to know when business mail has been improperly franked. They... Continue reading

Business Mail Services Aren't Going Anywhere

December 18, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

Experts in the fields of communications and logistics have been predicting that business mail will eventually be made obsolete by the digital age. Interestingly enough, they have been saying that for more than 20 years. And yet... Continue reading

Franking Machines: Should You Buy or Rent?

November 20, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

There comes a point in the life of every successful business at which management has to decide how to handle business mail. Should the company continue using over-the-counter services or transition to a mail franking machine. F... Continue reading

The Do's and Don'ts of Office Supplies

November 15, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

In addition to being your source of mail franking machines and supplies, IMS Franking can also keep your workplace fully stocked with the most common office supplies ranging from paper products to rubber bands. Over the years,... Continue reading

When Start-Ups Invest in Mailroom Supplies

November 06, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

It is not unusual for a start-up to begin in an entrepreneur's home. From technology start-ups to service-orientated businesses, new entrepreneurs often don't need a lot of space to get things rolling. Yet a well-run business w... Continue reading

Smart Franking Machines Rule the Festive Season

October 27, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

Royal Mail has just announced recommended posting dates for people sending Christmas mail and packages to both Western and Eastern Europe. Though the posting dates don't necessarily apply to business mail, the fact that Royal M... Continue reading

World's Most Remote Post Office to Open Soon

October 20, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

Does your company struggle to make sure its mailroom services continue running at optimal performance? If not, perhaps your mailroom staff would like a bigger challenge. You might want to encourage them to volunteer for the wor... Continue reading

Franking Machines for Small Businesses

October 12, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

Fact: Franked mail costs less than stamped post.

Small businesses need not endure snail mail with higher costs when Royal Mail has so many incentives to attract business users to their frankin... Continue reading

Royal Mail Hiring a Reminder to Business Mail Users

October 06, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

If you haven't heard the latest news out of Royal Mail, here it is: the postal provider is looking to bring on tens of thousands of new employees to help them deal with an increased demand of Royal Mail post services during the... Continue reading

Franked Mail Services: Letters Won't Be 4 Years Late

October 03, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

Imagine sending a letter to a trusted customer with the expectation that said customer will respond within a reasonable amount of time. When no response comes, you assume your customer received your letter but was not motivated... Continue reading

First Royal Mail Franking Machines, Now Electric Vans

September 20, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

When Royal Mail first dived into the pool of private ownership, they were not an organisation known for their technology. That has since changed with the introduction of new Royal Mail franking machines that are as cutting-edge... Continue reading

Should Business Mail Services Be Part of the Marketing Budget?

September 07, 2017
Category: Franking Machines

In just a few short months, company executives will begin budget meetings to set the agenda for 2018. In some of those meetings, the question of whether to include business mail services in the marketing budget or not will be b... Continue reading

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