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Unnecessary Postal Charges Are Costing SMEs Dear, Claims Pitney Bowes

(July 05, 2012)

HARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 07/05/12 -- Pitney Bowes warns that SMEs who are persisting with stamps, may have missed out on significant savings already. It's now been two months since the Royal Mail raised the price of first class stamps to 60p for a standard letter; franked mail is 27% cheaper at 44p per item.

SMEs that are sending as few as 10 first class letters per day could have already saved up to GBP 72 on their postal costs by using a franking machine instead(i).

Phil Hutchison, Pitney Bowes' Marketing Director, advises "Over the course of a year, the additional costs of using stamps are well over GBP 400, even for mail-light users. What is not calculated is the loss of staff time as well as other business benefits that users of franking machines enjoy."

Pitney Bowes has published comprehensive advice about the rate change online at www.ratechange.co.uk as well as offering specific product options suitable for small and micro businesses.


For further advice on how to help your business make and maintain savings on postal communication, then please visit: www.pitneybowes.co.uk.

(i) The costs of sending 450 first class, standard sized letters using stamps is GBP 270, whereas as sending the same volume of mail using a franking machine would cost just GBP 198.

About Pitney Bowes

Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity(TM). www.pb.com

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