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1 Billion Less | Major Changes Coming to Canadian Letter Postage

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

In a recent announcement Canada Post has released plans for significant changes to the Canadian letter postage market effective spring 2014.  Following upon the announced rate changes for other categories of mail covered in this blog last week, there will be increases in letter rates as well effective March 31, 2014 following the required regulatory process.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, e-mail, mailing equipment, postage machine

Review Your Canadian Postage Machine Contract in Light of New Rates

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

The Guts of Your Postage Meter Contract May Be Costing You Big $'s!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 07:06 AM

Hidden within your postage meter contract there may be clauses which are costing you big dollars and you may not be noticing.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, postage machine

Postage Machine Shopping? Compare the Consumables!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 @ 08:06 AM

I have been told many times, the world of postage machines is not any easy place to shop. There are so many variables that is hard to compare apples to apples.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

Postage Meter Rental Contract Renewal, What to Watch For

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 @ 09:04 AM

Renewing your postage meter rental or lease contract can be a challenge if you are not careful to understand just what is being done.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, postage machine

New Canada Post Rates Affect Postage Meter Users | Burlington ON

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 @ 04:01 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

10 Reasons For Using a Postage Meter

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 @ 07:08 AM

Even with the growth of e-mail and other electronic messaging a postage meter is still a component of many business offices.  if you don't have one here are ten reasons you might like to consider.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, meter rentals, postage machine

Postage Meter Rates Changed With New Canadian Postage Pricing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 @ 15:01 PM

Postage meter users in Canada have been busy in the past few weeks getting their postage rate schedules updated due to the changed postage pricing announced by Canada Post for January 17, 2011.  Users of postage machines had to follow the rate upgrade plan based upon their meter vendor.  

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, postage machine

Postage Machine Early Renewal - Caution

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

One of the common industry practices in the postage machine rental business is the early renewal of agreements.  Similar to our recent blog post on rolling your copier lease many businesses can find themselves over paying for their postage meter due to the way that some companies handle renewals.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, postage machine

Right Sizing Your Postage Machine

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Sep 7, 2010 @ 09:09 AM

 Businesses of all sizes can find postage machines or meters a useful tool.  Their primary benefit is to provide security of a costly resource, stamps. The also can make sure that you use your postage efficiently, only putting the amount on each envelope that is needed, without over posting.  Over posting even a few cents can lead to hundreds of dollars of unnecessary cost.

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Topics: postage rates, Document, meter rentals, postage machine