Postage meters can become a valuable aspect for your business and can save you both a lot of time and money. A postage meter is a mechanical device used to create and apply postage to your company's mailings. When printing your own postage, you can either buy a physical machine that will directly print the postage on to mailing items or you can find an online vendor where you can print out postage using your office printer. With both types, you pay a lump sum which is subtracted from every time you use the meter.
When choosing a provider, consider using an online system so more employees can have access as opposed to just one meter. For smaller companies, you can get away with just one meter. It is also important to consider what types of items are being mailed. Bigger or heavier items could require a postage scale to determine the postage amount.