How Pitney Bowes Mailroom Equipment Benefits Users

Pitney Bowes has been a leading name in mailroom equipment for over 90 years so when hiring or purchasing their devices, whether it’s a franking machine, letter inserter or opener, customers enjoy a superior level of efficiency and value for money.

Each day the cost reductions and time savings mount up to deliver a noticeably positive effect on resources, task achievement and in the overheads column. This is as true with SME’s that send 5-10 items of mail per day as it is with multi-site corporations with substantial post loads.

Over £70 million has been invested by Royal Mail in the enhancement of smart technology operations. It’s fair to say that if Royal Mail could avoid the cost of stamp print runs they would. They keenly advocate investment in smart franking machines, offering incentives including VAT reclaim opportunities and via their Mailmark scheme, the lowest franked mail pricing tariff with the optimum reporting tools, 2D readable barcodes and online dashboard management.

Pitney Bowes, with leading franking machines suppliers like IMS Franking, appreciate that pressure on budgets and time means that smart franking machines and other mailroom equipment must represent the best solutions for business users.  The firms comprehend exactly what the customer needs from them.  

Taking a lease agreement with franking machines suppliers is the more popular option with clients because it boasts the convenience of spreading the cost of the machine hire across the year rather than making a one-off purchase of normally £1000 or more.

If you lease a Pitney Bowes franking machine at £19.99 per month, this costs less than £240 per annum.  A Mailmark eligible machine permits the lowest pricing available and there is a substantial saving when compared to stamps. For example, a 1st class small letter stamp currently costs 65 pence, with Mailmark it’s just 55 pence.

High volume users could also be eligible for Business Mail, a licensed Royal Mail service which rewards the customer for accuracy. The easier that the mail is for them to process, so correct address and postcode and sorted, the greater the discount possible up to 20%.

Consumables like franking labels and ink and credit top-ups are managed via an online account, 24/7. Franking machines suppliers frequently stipulate that when a lease of a Pitney Bowes franking machine is chosen that all consumables must be purchased through them so that only the optimum standard products are used.  Think of it as a one-stop shop.

SendPro 1000 for medium-high volumes:

  • Processes up to 180 items/minute.
  • 15” Colour touchscreen operation.
  • Mailmark compliant Pitney Bowes smart franking machine.
  • 7kg weighing platform with 35kg optional.  
  • 1200 dpi colour printing.
  • 1000 cost centres, 3000 optional.
  • Online account management.

 Relay 5000 letter inserter:

  • Up to 4000 items per hour.
  • Accuracy and security optimisation.
  • C, Z, double and no fold options.
  • Envelope hopper capacity – 250.
  • Standard sheet capacity – 350.

Pitney Bowes franking machines are in use in over 1.5 million small businesses; become one of them, speak to franking machines suppliers today.  

Bird proofing your produce

Your vegetable patch or allotment is potentially a 5* restaurant to the neighbourhood bird population. From seed to harvest time, they appreciate a great opportunity when they happen upon it. When one or two birds enjoy tasty fayre, they tell their friends and soon after your hard work and pride and joy produce could be decimated as frustration and health and safety risks elevate.

Bird control companies have a range of sophisticated, practical, cost effective and efficient bird proofing measures at their disposal. Fight back; take advantage of bird control services so unwelcome guests can’t dine from your patch and foul on it to cause risks to human health.

Don’t worry. The birds don’t get hurt, just discouraged.

The current Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 under General Licence states that pest birds can be dealt with, depending on the species and time of year, when one or more of these reasons applies:

  • To preserve public health and /or safety.
  • To preserve air safety.
  • To prevent serious damage or spread of disease.
  • To conserve wild birds.

What are your options?

The first step is to accept that DIY bird control efforts can be time and resource consuming and yield negligible results. Call professional and experienced quick response experts like the team at Apex Environmental Services so that they can carry out a survey, recommend bird proofing products and arrange installation. It’s as easy as that; and you didn’t compromise your health and safety. Perfect.

Their team covers Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Avon, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Anti-bird netting and anti-bird mesh systems

In many cases anti-bird netting is an ideal solution because it can cope with small to impressive sized bird infestations.

Bird control services professionals recommend this as a humane approach to halt the progress of birds into open areas. The netting provides a shield which encourages the birds away from your crops.

Anti-bird netting is often comprised of a perimeter framework cable which is fastened in place using fixings at regular intervals. The cables are made taut when the net has been secured to the perimeter.

Anti-bird netting comes in different gauges. For example, Apex Environmental Services uses 19mm, 50mm and 75mm gauge dependent on the species of bird being tackled. Product colours vary but black, stone and translucent netting are perceived as the standards.

Anti-bird mesh systems are strong and self-supporting. They are suitable for any severity of bird infestation and provide an effective solution in areas which require humane bird proofing but are considered at risk from vandalism or damage which means anti-bird netting is not a viable option.

Anti-bird mesh systems can be clamped for simple removal or securely fastened in position. This method repels birds and human pests, even if your plot is larger, overlooked, reachable or accessible from busy paths or roads.

A range of colours is available, and the materials are rust proof for aesthetic and functional appeal.

Please contact a professional bird control company today to discuss your produce bird proofing options. You’ll be delighted with the results.

FSTVL 2017

The FSTVL 2017 music event is taking place on the 27th and 28th May 2017 and promises to be an energising mix of UK and worldwide electronic music with exceptional headliners.

The event is in its 5th year and is situated in the Airfield of Dreams in Upminster near to London.

For ease of reference the airfield is known locally as the Damyn’s Hall Aerodrome so you may get some funny looks if you ask someone who isn’t festival wise where the Airfield of Dreams is.

Since the first festival the event has grown and visitors can expect high production values, state of the art technology and sound quality.

They run shuttle buses from the local station to the festival ground for convenience. FSTVL has proven to be immensely popular for hen nights in past years.

As the organisers state on their website at FSTVL expect “unapologetic raving.”

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Revellers can camp near the airfield and if you need to ensure that the food and drinks that you are taking on to the festival ground are consumable without fear of food poisoning then please choose a mobile fridge.

It’s worth planning ahead so that you can optimise event enjoyment. The alternative option is to stay in a hotel but that’s not really a preference for enthusiastic festival goers or dancing hens on their big night out, is it?

There will be food and drink and ATM’s at the festival ground and if you are one of the lucky food vendors who will be feeding the hungry ravers then please don’t forget that you need to meet Food Standards Agency and health and safety requirements so you’ll need refrigeration and perhaps freezer facilities for stock storage, whether it’s burgers, salad stuff, dairy or ready to eat meats.

The ideal business solution when you’re positioned in the middle of a festival ground is to invest in fridge trailer rental and freezer trailer hire.

This proves to be cost effective and offers peace of mind.

As all stock is being treated in line with legislation there should be a hugely diminished risk of customer complaints or worse, illness.

Most firms, including the highly esteemed Icecool Trailers in Newbury deliver the fridge trailer rental or freezer trailer hire unit to the required destination and position it on the festival ground.

The equipment is set up for the client and left in full working order. The units are fully maintained so you should receive excellent facilities.

Their delivery and installation work takes a lot of stress and additional work from you, firms appreciate that you are busy. They’re happy to help.

You use the facilities for the festival and the firm will collect the mobile fridge or freezer and return it to the depot leaving you to get on with your day.

The obvious benefit is that petrol and transportation costs are not incurred by the user.

FSTVL is only a few wintery months away, book your mobile fridge hire now and sit back and relax.