postage meter comes with many costs. From the lease itself, to maintenance, to
ink cartridges, these machines can get expensive. But what are the added costs,
really? If you own a postage meter already, or are planning on leasing a
machine, you should consider the hidden costs of these machines.
Reset or Transaction Fees
When you add
postage to your meter, you may receive a charge. This charge will depend on the
terms of agreement with your leaser and what type of postage account you have.
- Avoid incurring multiple fees by
downloading more postage. Download enough postage to last you a quarter.
- Consider your contract. The contract
you have will determine what charges are applied to your account.
and transaction fees are often overlooked costs when leasing a machine. While
these costs exist, there are ways to lower additional fees. Make sure to really
consider your business needs before signing any contracts.
cartridges are an obvious cost of a postage meter, but what some users don’t
realize is that they are overpaying for their ink.
directly from Pitney Bowes, Neopost, etc. is not necessary and adds additional
cost. You can save money by purchasing compatible ink cartridges. Consider our
catalog as an alternative to expensive ink cartridges from your leaser.
meter contracts require you to purchase insurance for your equipment. This
insurance often includes maintenance agreements.
sure to have insurance but be aware that this is an additional cost. If your
meter breaks without insurance, you may end up paying even more to get it fixed.
decide to return your meter, you may be responsible for paying mailing fees.
- Your leaser will notify you when your
lease or rental agreement is terminated.
- Review cancellation and lease policies
by companies before selecting a postage meter machine.
contract ends or you terminate your lease agreement, an equipment return fee
may be high. Mailing a large machine may be costly.
meters costs can add up quickly. Save money by comparing vendors and by
choosing cheaper options for ink, sealing solution, and labels.