A postage meter prints postage in the form of an indicia directly onto and
envelope replacing the need for stamps. All postage meters are regulated by the United States Postal Service
and must be rented or leased from an authorized dealer.
Discover the FP range of postage meters
What is a Postage Meter?
A postage meter allows you to print postage onto your letters without requiring stamps.
Postage Meters are sometimes called mailing machines, postage machine, postage printer, stamp machine, mail meters, mailing systems, along with a few other names.
Anatomy of a postage meter.
Postage meters of all sizes do basically the same job and all Postage meters have to be licensed by the USPS®.
Postage meters use red fluorescent ink to print indicia for USPS® postage. Ink costs are much lower than you would expect making it very affordable.
- Weighing scale with USPS® rates for pricing letters and parcels
- Ink cartridge compartment
- Letter feeding area
- Security module that keeps your money safe
- Color touch screen and one button
Postage Meters fit any business size whether large, small or start-up.
From small eBay businesses all the way up to large corporations, but they all basically do the same job just with different speeds and features i.e. some Postage Meters have automatic feeders and some have software connections to download account data .
Postage Meters download their postage straight into the machine.
Postage Meters can use either your telephone line, your network or broadband router connection or your Wi-Fi depending on the model.
There’s no more lining up at the post office with a Postage Meter,Just set up a direct debit and then you can download whatever postage you need, downloading is free” – not sure the best way to address this but depending on the type of contract downloads are not always free.