Franking Machine Postage Discounts

08/23/2013

With the recent weight and rate changes from An Post, you could save up to 25% on every 200 items. Here's how to get the best discounts possible with your Neopost franking machine...

Get the best postage discounts possible with your Neopost franking machine.

You already know that, as a Neopost Ireland franking machine customer, you get an automatic 1 cent discount on every standard mail item that you put through your franking machine. That means if you are sending a 60c letter you just frank it at a value of 59c. Easy!

 

What you may not know is that you could be saving up to 25% on your postage by getting bulk discounts for your franked mail. Here's how...

 

You see, An Post offers discounts to customers who present their mail in a way that leads to greater efficiencies for An Post. It makes sense. If you help them reduce costs, they'll pass some of the savings on to you.

 

The tricky bit is that these discounts can be difficult to understand or hard to find out about. So, we thought we'd right this article to steer our franking machine customers in the right direction.

 

Essentially, there are three bulk discounts available to Neopost franking machine users that save you up to 25% on your powww. In order to avail of these discounts you must be mailing a minimum of 200 items and willing to defer delivery by another day.

 

There are a few other conditions depending on which discount you want but with the savings involved, it's well worth it.

 

The available franking machine discounts are as follows:

 

 

BULK DISCOUNTS FOR FRANKED MAIL

 

1 - Deferred Manual Processing Before Noon

Presentation before noon at a designated Acceptance Office of mail that cannot be processed by automated equipment. In addition, mail must be presented at least two working days in advance of the working day on which delivery is required

52 cent

 

2 - Deferred Automated Processing Before Noon

Presentation before noon at a designated Acceptance Office of mail that is capable of being processed, though not necessarily autosorted, by automated equipment. In addition, mail must be presented at least two working days in advance of the working day on which delivery is required.

49 cent

 

3 - Deferred Automated Processing Before Noon & 85%+ Autosort

Mail must be presented before noon at a designated Acceptance Office and must be capable of being processed by automated equipment, with at least 85% of it sortable to its destination by automated equipment. In addition, mail must be presented at least two working days in advance of the working day on which delivery is required.

45 cent

 

As you can see these represent considerable savings, especially if you regularly mail hundreds of items. There are a few conditions you must meet, and there is a little more work involved in getting the higher discounts, but to save up to 25%, it's well worth it. Here are a few tips that will help you to avail of the various discounts:

 

HOW TO GET THE DISCOUNTS

 

1 - Deferred Manual Processing Before Noon

  • Minimum volume 200
  • The same mailing
  • Franked at normal rate
  • Post-dated by one day
  • Split into Dublin and Other Counties
  • Delivered to local mail acceptance office before 12:00pm
  • Complete the ‘Discount Meter Mail Posting Docket’

52 cent

 

2 - Deferred Automated Processing Before Noon

  • All of the Above Requirements for 52 cent rate
  • Standard Sized Envelope*
  • Typed Address*
  • Able to be 'processed' by An Post Machines*

49 cent

 

3 - Deferred Automated Processing Before Noon & 85%+ Autosort

  • All of the above requirements for 49 cent rate
  • 85% Able to be Read and Sorted by An Post AutoSort Equipment*

45 cent

 

* An Post provides detailed information about their machine processing and AutoSort requirements in this brochure - Speeding Up Your Post

 

You can view the An Post Guide to bulk discounts for Neopost customers here and if you have any questions about how to avail of these discounts, your Neopost Ireland account manager would be happy to help...

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