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A review of buying mailing equipment through Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes has been trading for over 90 years and is now a $5.6 billion company that employs 33,000 people worldwide. Long known for making printing and mailing equipment, it also provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels.

The company

Pitney Bowes is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, but it is a truly global company operating in over 130 countries and approximately 30% of its revenue coming from overseas. It has a strong record of using acquisitions as a means to grow the company, the most recent being Portrait Software (2010) customer communications management software, Digital Cement (2007) customer relationship management, Print, Inc. (2006) print management solutions, AAS and PMH (2006) web-based custom marketing tools, Ibis Consulting (2006) electronic discovery services, and Emtex (2006) document production software. The company is proud of it's heritage and can point to many successes over the years. Their innovative list of products include the first postage metre (1902), first mechanical reset metre postage (1972), variable postage by phone metre (1978), a reliable document authentication system called Cryptopost (1989) and in 2007, a hybrid digital signature scheme. The company has eleven offices through the UK and Ireland with the UK head office being located at: Pitney Bowes Limited, The Pinnacles, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5BD, e-mail: ukenquiries@pb.com Tel: +44 (0) 844 4 992 992, Fax: +44 (0) 8702 415 249. Pitney Bowes Limited is registered in England No: 182037 and Pitney Bowes Finance Limited is also registered in England No: 820730.

Mailing equipment

Mail rooms of any size are catered for with the Pitney Bowes range. A full description of the mailroom equipment, alternate mailing systems (AMS) and mailing solutions can be found on their homepage (Pb.com) but the machines available include paper handling, machine wrapping, mail sorter, franking equipment, tabbers, folder and inserters. As any office manager will know, franked mail offers savings in time and cost when sorting mail and mailing envelopes. Like the franking machines, the postage equipment and mailing systems are grouped according to capacity from low/mid volume to high volume. Their basic range of office products and mail supplies also include mail bags and pouches, postal scales, document binders, shredders and mail openers.

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