Mailing Equipment and Supplies
Everything you need to mail or ship your products efficientlyWhether you run an assembly-line operation shipping thousands of products daily or are a solo consultant who mails one or two items a week, having the right mailing equipment and supplies at the ready can save you both time and money.
Nearly every small business should considering investing in a:
- Postage meter
- Postage scale
- Folding machine
- Letter opener
A never-ending supply of stamps
An end to guessing at the proper postageRather than throwing on a few extra stamps, or overestimating the weight of a shipment to ensure a piece reaches its destination — which the USPS estimates costs us up to 20 percent more than necessary — lease a postage scale to determine the proper weight of a package.
Direct mail dynamoIf your business relies heavily on direct mail, a letter folder will speed that process along. You first need to decide between a friction (most common) or air-fed machine, taking into account the equipment's speed, paper sizes and weights accepted, types of folds made, and whether it has an auto-feed mechanism.
Consider used mailing equipmentBuying pre-owned equipment can often save you considerable cash, especially on larger machines.
Speed up you mail openingCompanies with lots of incoming mail will benefit from commercial letter openers, also called slitters.
Box and packaging sourcesDon't wait until the last minute to discover you're out of boxes for the shipment you have to get out today. Instead, stock up on boxes, packing material, padded envelopes and other supplies you use regularly.
- There's really no need to go to the post office when you can order U.S. Postal Service (USPS) supplies such as stamps, forms, Priority and Express Mail envelopes and boxes online at The Postal Store.
- By shipping via Priority or Express Mail, you'll save money on boxes, since the USPS provides them to you for free.
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