Don’t you hate it when you get an error ‘Maximum Weight Exceeded’!!? But if you have a Postbase it’s an easy fix.

  • A message stating ‘Maximum Weight Exceeded’ (the weight is too much for the selected class of service) If the mail exceeds 13 ounces, the system will display a message: ‘Maximum Weight Exceeded’.
  • Press OK, then use the Product button to select Priority Mail, then Retail, then type the first 3 digits of the destination zip code to properly rate the piece. (Note: Mail must be processed in the specific manner required by the US Postal Service –if an error message is displayed when selecting a certain service or class,you are likely not choosing the correct option available. Consult USPS regulations.)

PostBase Mailing System Quick Tips/Troubleshooting

Most errors can be cleared by following the prompts on the screen and/or powering down and then restarting the system.

Please remember when restarting your machine:

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  • You need to take out your internet cable first, then firmly press and release the silver power button

 

  • Once completely off plug in your internet cable in first before you turn your machine back on. Firmly press and release the silver power button (it will illuminate blue when power is on)

 

  • (Note: The Ethernet/CAT-5 cable must be connected to the PostBase BEFORE the system was turned on.)

 

Like most things we own a simple restart can fix most problems, like your cell phone, your cable TV, your husband..

FP Mailing Solutions supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation and goes Pink!

FP Mailing Solutions announces the beginning of the software revolution – PostBase!

The big news this week is all about FP’s new line Mailing System, the PostBase. After reviewing all the materials, I’m convinced that this is the most flexible and up-scalable postal system that I have ever seen.

Created for the low to middle volume mailroom user, it offers features found on most high end and high speed equipment. In addition, many, if not all these features can be activated via software download.

Here is a list of some of the features that can be added and/or upgraded after distribution: speed, scale capacity, accounting, added feeder/sealer, custom advertising, differential weighing and even color. There are many more features, options and perks to the system.

The best features of the PostBase for most customers, in my opinion, will be the high-speed internet connectivity option and the remote rate change download capability. No more waiting on chips, cards or installation with new rates, they can be uploaded when you’re ready.

Over the years, I’ve heard some concerns that the layered menus are too complicated and difficult to learn; not so for this new machine. The PostBase has only one button, once activated the average customer only has to deal with 3 screens to accomplish 99% of their tasks.

USPS raises rates on postage starting January 22, 2012

If you don’t already know, the USPS raised its rates once again on January 22, 2012. The price for a one ounce letter has gone up to 45 cents. If you have a postage scale, please make sure you contact us to upgrade your FP Mailing Solutions scale so it will have the most up-to-date rates. Once you receive your rate chip or card, you can install it yourself or one of our factory trained technicians can install it for you. You’ll be up and running with your new rates right away.

You can also go through the hassle of looking them up online, one letter or package at a time. Who wants to do that? You have better things to do, your time is precious.

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Postage Meters and your company’s mailing needs:

Francotyp Postalia offers a wide variety of postage meters, scales and mailing software. When your company is ready for a new meter, Brothers II Business Machines can show you the different types of models depending on your needs. It doesn’t matter if you are one person office or a large, multi-state corporation. Here are just a few samples of the postage meter products FP Mailing Solutions offers:

The MyMail2 postage meter is designed for a smaller sized company and will handle 17 letters per minute with a maximum thickness of 1/4″.

You can process up to 32 pieces of mail per minute with the Optimail 30 yet this machine is small enough if you are limited on desk space and can fit anywhere in your office.

The Centormail Max is an advanced postage meter is designed for a large corporation or for any company that has considerable mailing needs. There are many options you can add to assist you in processing your mail  faster. It is the only digital mailing system in the marketplace that vertically weighs and processes mail without presorting. We know time is of the essence for your corporation so why waste time with a slow machine?

Call us and we’d be happy to have one of our mailing specialist meet with you. Our goal is to make your company work faster and more efficient.