Royal Mail Mailmark for reduced cost, and postage reporting
Mailmark from Royal Mail is a new technology, which brings you into the next generation of mail. The Mailmark barcode replaces the traditional ‘town and crown’ die franking mark with a 2D barcode that carries machine readable information on the user and mailpiece, this is all managed by your Mailmark enabled Franking Machine.
So what is Mailmark®, and how does it work?
Mailmark is the next step in the evolution of business franking, and offers the ability to track mail location and delivery, improve reporting, and management of tariffs. Over time all business mail will carry this barcode, although Royal Mail will continue to process existing franking formats for a while. As your mail is produced, a Mailmark is added, and your mail’s details are then added to an e-manifest (an electronic list of your consignments). That gets sent to Royal Mail, and as your mail rolls through the system, the barcodes are read, generating a personal report which you can view online to check exactly what’s happening with your mail. You can find out more directly from Royal Mail on their MailMark infomation page.