Shipping and mailing company Pitney Bowes has launched its SendPro Mailstation franking machine in the UK.
SendPro Mailstation’s features include: a built-in scale to weigh mailings; an integrated 4.3in full-color touchscreen with notifications and how-to guides; Royal Mail’s barcoding system Mailmark to provide automated postage rates updates; and presets to accelerate mail processing. Repairs and replacements are also included in the system with franking ink as standard.
Designed to be compact and easy to use, SendPro Mailstation is intended to decrease costs and simplify sending. According to the company, SendPro Mailstation can generate savings of approximately 25% on postage for UK businesses and 70% on ink spendings when working with its ink supply service AutoInk – based on the usage of 3.6 Pitney Bowes franking ink cartridges per year on a £7.70 (US$9.35) monthly tariff.
The SaaS-based SendPro Mailstation also comes with a subscription to shipping software SendPro Online, which provides proof of delivery, parcel tracking, ink status, wireless connection strength, postal balance and spend history and can print return address labels. Together, the solutions are intended to give businesses a complete picture of mailing and shipping status and spend, in real time, while generating cost savings.
Ryan Higginson, vice president and UK ROI country leader at Pitney Bowes, said, “SendPro Mailstation is a game-changer for UK businesses looking to save money but not compromise on feature-rich office sending technology.”
Sian Evans, accounts administrator at engineering firm Excel Engineering, stated, “There are so many different postal rates it can be complicated and expensive to send mail and parcels. SendPro Mailstation makes it simple. Because it connects using wi-fi, we know the rates are always 100% accurate and we are up to date, and it saves us money too. It makes life a little bit easier for us as a small business.”