Many customers are interested in how smart franking came about. For this reason, Smart Franking Machines have decided to create this webpage so that customers can see the smart franking machines history. Hopefully we can give you clear insight about the history of smart franking and what may be coming in the future. View more about the smart franking machines history here.
Smart Franking Machines History – A Brief History
Smart franking Machines have been around for a while and some models have allowed the Royal Mail to perform ‘Data Capture’ which basically tells them of the services you are using through your smart franking machine and the ones you don’t. With this information the Royal Mail can look to improve some services making them more accessible through your smart franking machine.
In January 2011 HMRC applied Vat to some of Royal Mail’s services including Before 9am Special Delivery and International Airsure. To continue using these services your franking machine had to be a ‘Smart Meter’ Franking Machine which also also allowed you to claim the VAT back from HMRC.
Cleanmail Advanced / Business Mail Advanced
In April 2012 the Royal Mail also applied VAT to the Cleanmail Advanced service (now known as Business Mail Advanced). Cleanmail allows the Royal Mail’s sorting machines to read your franked addresses when preparing mail and as this save the Royal Mail time and effort, you can get item based discounts. To find out more about Cleanmail, visit our Cleanmail Website here.
As technology moves on and the Royal Mail looks to new technologies to streamline its operation, Smart Franking Machines will play a major part in the future development of franking machines.
Various Smart Franking Machines Available
The Mailcoms Mailstart Plus Smart Franking Machine has been a revelation to the entry level franking machine market.
The Mailcoms Mailbase Pro Smart Franking Machine is one of the most advanced smart franking machines to hit the UK market.
The Mailcoms Mailbase Plus Smart Franking Machine is a low to mid volume franking machine that offers an integrated automatic label dispenser.
The Mailcoms Connect+ 1000 Smart Franking Machine is a much larger volume franking machine capable of franking 1000 items per day.