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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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.
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.