Posted by Clay Murray on 2nd Jun 2021

​USPS-Approved Postage Meter Providers

Postage meters can help businesses save time and money by metering mail with accurate postage and shipping capabilities. Frequent post office trips can be avoided, speeding up business operations and allowing business owners to focus their time and energy elsewhere. Businesses are not able to purchase postage meters, per federal regulations. The only option is to lease a machine from an authorized, USPS-approved postage meter provider. The USPS only approves of certain postage meter providers. Including Francotyp-Postalia Mailing Solutions, Quadient (formerly Neopost), Pitney Bowes Inc., and Data-Pac Mailing Systems Corp. These postage meter providers have a variety of postage meter offerings and allow customers to lease machines for a stated period of time.

Data-Pac Mailing Systems Corp.
1217 Bay Rd
Webster, NY 14580-1958
FP Mailing Solutions
140 N. Mitchell CT STE 200
Addison, IL 60101-5629
Hasler, Inc. 
478 Wheelers Farms Rd
Milford, CT 06461-2035
478 Wheelers Farms Rd
Milford, CT 06461-9105
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
1 Elmcroft Rd
Stamford, CT 06926-0700

Roar Postal Supplies
10600 W 108th Terrace
Overland Park KS 66210

Francotyp-Postalia Mailing Solutions

Based out of Berlin, Germany, this company was founded in 1923 and has expanded its operations to the United States, among other countries.Francotyp-Postalia has been a leader in postage meter technology for over 90 years. It continuously searches for ways to help customers through all aspects of their mailing needs, from the handling of letters and packages to the optimization of handling incoming mail. This postage meter provider offers USPS-approved postage meters for customers to lease. Some of Francotyp-Postalia’s most popular postage meters include the CentorMail, PostBase, and OptiMail.

Quadient (formerly Neopost)

Quadient, formerly Neopost, began in 1992 when Neopost was created. In 2002, the company acquired Ascom Hasler, and the two companies worked together under the Neopost-Hasler brand. In the following years, Neopost-Hasler acquired multiple software companies with the intention of furthering mailing software capabilities. In 2019, Nepost changed its name to Quadient. Quadient is now a leader in the postage meter market and offers customers USPS-approved postage meters for lease. Some of the most commonly leased Quadient postage meter machines are the IN600 and IS5000.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Pitney Bowes is a leading global technology company that provides mail and commerce solutions. The company is the leading provider of postage meters and its clients include 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies. The American technology company is most known for its mailing equipment and services and has recently expanded into e-commerce, software, and other technologies. Some of its most popular postage meters include the SendPro P and Connect+.

Data-Pac Mailing Systems Corp.

Data-Pac is known as a leading hardware and software developer for the mailing industry. It is one of the few companies to offer USPS-approved postage meter machines. Data-Pac has over 35 years in the mailing industry. Though smaller than the other postage meter providers, Data-Pac has some cheaper options available. 

USPS-Approved Meter Ink: What You Need to Know

Is my postage meter ink USPS-Approved?

The fluorescent ink makes the postage meter's impression more visible and easier to read. This is especially important for packages and parcels that are sent through automated sorting machines. The fluorescent ink also helps postal workers to more easily identify metered mail.

If you have any questions about which fluorescent ink is right for your postage meter, please contact us today. We would be happy to help you choose the right product for your needs.

If you're like most business owners, you probably have a postage meter to help with your mailing needs. But did you know that there are specific requirements for the type of ink used in your meter? In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the USPS requirements for inkjet cartridges and whether or not flourscent ink is approved. We'll also provide some tips on how to choose the right cartridge for your meter. So, if you're curious about what's approved and what's not, keep reading!


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