Pitney Bowes sending technology generates 25% savings

Pitney Bowes Inc., a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services, has launched its next-generation franking machine, SendPro Mailstation, in the UK. Already a best seller in the US due to its ease-of-use and compact size, SendPro Mailstation is perfect for organisations looking to drive down costs and simplify their sending.

For UK businesses, SendPro Mailstation generates savings of up to 25% on postage and, if choosing to have ink supplied by popular Pitney Bowes service AutoInk, up to 70% on ink. The integrated 4.3” full-colour touchscreen helps users print postage from the device directly onto their envelopes or labels.

Businesses enjoy the user experience and easy set-up, also valuing access to postage discounts. Monica Mistry from FirstFord Ltd said: “We found SendPro Mailstation quick and easy to install – we were connected and printing postage on our first letters within just a few minutes. The intuitive prompts on the touchscreen make it very straightforward to select the right postage. Now, our clients receive their communications in a timely, professional way and we’re saving time and money.”

Sian Evans from Excel Engineering stated: “There are so many different postal rates it can be complicated and expensive to send mail and parcels. SendPro Mailstation makes it simple. Because it connects using wifi we know the rates are always 100% accurate and we are up-to-date, and it saves us money, too. It makes life a little bit easier for us as a small business.”

Debbie Anderson from Roger Budge Electrical Engineers, said: “Printed mail is a critical communications channel for us: we regularly send out contracts, invoices, installation and maintenance reports and customer letters through the post, but the costs can really add up. SendPro Mailstation helps us keep these costs down by giving us access to savings. It’s intuitive and straightforward to use, and it makes us more efficient and productive, freeing up our time to focus on growing the business.”

Ryan Higginson, Vice President and UK/ROI Country Leader, Pitney Bowes said: “SendPro Mailstation is a game-changer for UK businesses looking to save money but not compromise on feature-rich office sending technology. With over 100 years’ experience, serving 750,000 businesses and facilitating the sending of billions of mail pieces across the world, Pitney Bowes has an unrivalled perspective into mailing and shipping. Inspired by our customers and driven by this insight, our talented design team brought this innovation to life. We’re delighted that UK organisations can experience SendPro Mailstation for themselves.”

The latest in its award-winning family of SendPro technologies, SaaS-based SendPro Mailstation comes with a subscription to companion application SendPro Online. Ideal for businesses shipping parcels, SendPro Online extends SendPro Mailstation’s functionality by providing insight such as proof of delivery and parcel tracking.

With UK parcel volume expected to reach between 7.5 and 8.5 billion in 2026, SendPro Online delivers savings of up to 75% on parcel shipping through Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide. Complementary to SendPro Mailstation, SendPro Online also offers insight on ink status, wireless connection strength, postal balance and spend history, as well as the ability to print return address labels. Together, the solutions give businesses a complete picture of mailing and shipping status and spend, in real-time, while generating significant cost savings.

SendPro Mailstation’s sophisticated functionality, intuitive features and business benefits, all specifically designed to improve office sending, include:

  • Access to the most up-to-date postage rates and automated rate update, eliminating the need for trips to the Post Office
  • Pay the lowest postage prices with Mailmark
  • Intuitive, easy to use, full-colour 4.3 inch/11 cm touchscreen
  • Proactive support through touchscreen notifications and how-to guides.
  • Repairs and replacements included with franking ink as standard
  • Presets to accelerate mail processing
  • Built-in scale to weigh all mailings, ensuring the correct postage every time
  • Compact and quiet, suitable for workplaces of all sizes
  • Improved planning and predictability of ink costs with AutoInk

One of the most popular sending technologies ever launched by Pitney Bowes in the US, SaaS-based SendPro Mailstation was named a finalist for the 2020 SaaS Awards and has received a Bronze IDA Design Award.

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