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Mailmark Franking

What is Mailmark Franking?

The Royal Mail have recently released their brand new Mailmark service for franking machines in the UK. This has made many businesses unsure if they need this service in their franking machine. Many people are also unsure what Mailmark actually is. For these purposes, Smart Franking Machines have come up with this quick and easy Mailmark Franking guide.

Mailmark FrankingThe new Mailmark service will offer businesses the opportunity to save even more money when franking their mail. Businesses will be able to use a brand new 2D barcode franking impression on mail items and this is how Mailmark will be recognized (see image to the right). Mailmark franking is an alternative solution to franking NOT a replacement so do not worry if your franking machine is not Mailmark compliant. Due to Mailmark being brand new franking technology not many franking machines are actually Mailmark compliant. If you are currently unaware if you are Mailmark compliant, then you view our Mailmark franking machines page here and see if you can gain access to this exclusive new franking service.

Mailmark Benefits

When a business starts using Mailmark to frank their mail, they will gain access to an incredible and exclusive range of Mailmark benefits. In order to gain access to these benefits your franking machine will need an update or you can purchase a new Mailmark franking machine. Mailmark franking machines will frank a 2D barcode on your mail and this will bring the Mailmark benefits to your business. There are many Mailmark benefits that can be gained and they can be seen below.

  • Low Franking Prices – Mailmark franking will give you access to lower prices. This means that every mail item that you frank can save you even more money when compared to stamps and franks. For example a standard letter being sent first class will cost 62p to stamp and only 49p to Mailmark frank. This is just one example of the incredible savings that can be made.
  • Automatic postage price updates – With Mailmark you will never require a postage update as the Mailmark franking machine will do this automatically. This will come from Royal Mail so you know they will be accurate and correct at all times.Never again over or under pay for your mail items.
  • Professional Image – A Mailmark frank will help make your mail look more professional. This means that your business will look better in the eyes of your customers and this can help improve your customer base. Frank clean and clear insignia’s every time and help improve your business image with Mailmark franking.
  • Secure LAN Connection – You will be able to drop your analogue line for good with Mailmark. This means that a faster and more securer LAN connection can be used instead. A LAN line is much better to use as topping up the machine will be easier and faster to complete.
  • Track your mail – A Mailmark franking machine will enable you to constantly track your mail. This allows you to keep on top of your mail load and ensure it is heading to the correct destination. This is extremely useful for if your customers wish to know where their product is. by using a mail reporting web app you can track your mail from start to finish.
  • More Mailmark Benefits to come – as Mailmark is a new piece of technology, the benefits are currently limited. As it grows and becomes more popular it is expected to give you even more franking machine benefits. Stay in touch with this page to see if more Mailmark benefits can be gained by your business.

Mailmark Franking Prices 2016

As previously stated, Mailmark franking will give businesses lower franking prices meaning the savings made will be greater. Both the first class and second class Mailmark prices will save you more money per frank. View the first and second class postage rates for 2016 below for a more detailed look of the franking prices.

First Class Postage Rates 2016
Format Weight Stamps Standard Franking Mailmark Franking
Price Price Price
Letter 0 – 100g 64p 53p 51p
Large Letter 0 – 100g 96p 83p 79p
101 – 250g £1.27 £1.14 £1.10
251 – 500g £1.71 £1.50 £1.46
501 – 750g £2.46 £2.11 £2.06
Small Parcel 0 – 1Kg £3.35 £3.07 £3.07
1 – 2Kg £5.50 £5.22 £5.22
Medium Parcel 0 – 1Kg £5.70 £4.87 £4.87
1 – 2Kg £8.95 £7.57 £7.57
2 – 5Kg £15.85 £15.85 £15.85
5 – 10Kg £21.90 £21.90 £21.90
10 – 20Kg £33.40 £33.40 £33.40
Second Class Postage Rates 2016
Format Weight Stamps Standard Franking Mailmark Franking
Price Price Price
Letter 0 – 100g 55p 40p 37p
Large Letter 0 – 100g 75p 67p 64p
101 – 250g £1.20 94p 89p
251 – 500g £1.54 £1.23 £1.19
501 – 750g £2.09 £1.72 £1.68
Small Parcel 0 – 1Kg £2.85 £2.57 £2.57
1 – 2Kg £2.85 £2.57 £2.57
Medium Parcel 0 – 1Kg £4.95 £4.47 £4.47
1 – 2Kg £4.95 £4.47 £4.47
2 – 5Kg £13.75 £13.75 £13.75
5 – 10Kg £20.25 £20.25 £20.25
10 – 20Kg £28.55 £28.55 £28.55

For a more detailed look of the above you can download our Royal Mail Postage Prices 2016 PDF file here.