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Neopost meters blow the competition away. See for yourself!

No pricing games. Neopost can save you 52% or more versus Pitney Bowes.

The incredibly user friendly Neopost IS-280 iMeter really shines when compared to Pitney Bowes. Neopost won't fool you with a low intro price and then increase your cost every year. What’s more, Neopost will save you 52% when compared to the Pitney Bowes mailstation 2. So what are you waiting for? It's so easy to switch! Just give us a call and one of our Neopost representatives will get you started.

 
Monthly rental pricing comparison
Neopost IS-280 iMeter™ postage meter
Pitney Bowes mailstation 2™ with pbSmartPostage
Rental amount (with 2 lb scale)
Neopost IS-280:$19.75
Pitney Bowes:$24.99
Reset fees (to download postage)
Neopost IS-280:FREE
Pitney Bowes:$9.99
Postage advance fees (Pitney Bowes Purchase Power®)
Neopost IS-280:FREE
Pitney Bowes:$8.99*
Postal rate change protection
Neopost IS-280:FREE
Pitney Bowes:FREE
Estimated ink cost per month (10 letters/day)
Neopost IS-280:$11.16
Pitney Bowes:$21.87
Label cost per month (2 labels/day)
Neopost IS-280:$4.40
Pitney Bowes:$8.00
Typical total monthly cost
Neopost IS-280:$35.31
Pitney Bowes:$73.84**
NeoShip service (lower shipping rates, better tracking and delivery)
Neopost IS-280:$3.00
Pitney Bowes:-
Monthly cost with NeoShip service
Neopost IS-280:$38.31
Pitney Bowes:$73.84
Benefits and support comparison
Neopost IS-280
Pitney Bowes mailstation 2™ with pbSmartPostage
Screen display
Neopost IS-280:2 3/4" by 1 5/8"
(60% larger)
Pitney Bowes:3 3/4" x 3/4"
Weighing platform dimensions
Neopost IS-280:7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
(69% larger)
Pitney Bowes:4 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Maximum envelope thickness
Neopost IS-280:5/16"
Pitney Bowes:1/4"
Access to multiple valuable apps for managing postage expenses and more
Neopost IS-280:Yes
Pitney Bowes:No
USPS® international rates
Neopost IS-280:Included
Pitney Bowes:Optional
USPS® e-Services (delivery confirmation, return receipt, etc.)
Neopost IS-280:Optional
Pitney Bowes:Yes
Track packages, print shipping labels, address verification
Neopost IS-280:Yes, with NeoShip
Pitney Bowes:Online Only
Discounts on USPS® First-Class and Commercial Based Priority rates
Neopost IS-280:Yes
Pitney Bowes:Yes
High speed internet connection to download postage
Neopost IS-280:Yes
Pitney Bowes:Yes
Technical support center location (for small/home office equipment)
Neopost IS-280:U.S.A.
Pitney Bowes:Philippines
Better Features, Excellent U.S. Based Customer-Rated Service and Support, Easier to Use
Postal funds management comparison
Neopost neoFunds® Service
Pitney Bowes Purchase Power®
Credit extension
Neopost:Yes
Pitney Bowes:Yes
Transaction fee*
Neopost:No
Pitney Bowes:Yes
Monthly inactivity fee (after 12 months)
Neopost:No
Pitney Bowes:Yes
No Hidden Fees
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The Neopost IS-280 vs. stamps. Fast, easy, convenient and more:

If you're still using stamps to send your business mail, you're paying more than you have to. Think about the hours spent driving to the post office and standing in line (not to mention the high cost of gas). Now – for the first time ever – postage actually costs less with the Neopost IS-280. You can also take advantage of lower shipping rates for packages, plus free address correction and tracking with NeoShip. All while meeting the latest USPS® requirements. So call us and start saving. Or fill in the form to have a Neopost representative contact you.

  • Makes your mail and your company look great. You can even personalize your mail to include your logo, slogans and other graphics.
  • Always have the right postage available, 24 hours a day.
  • Neopost keeps it simple. No hidden costs.
  • Great customer service from a US-based customer support center.
 
Comparison
Neopost IS-280
Stamps
Monthly fee
Neopost IS-280:$19.75
Stamps:$22.50 (time at post office x staff's hourly wage)
Time spent to visit post office (two visits per month)
Neopost IS-280:0
Stamps:90 minutes*
Cost of administrative staff
Neopost IS-280:Minimal
Stamps:$15.00 per hour
Cost of Business Owner
Neopost IS-280:Minimal
Stamps:Too much!
Discounts on 1st Class Mail
Neopost IS-280:Save up to 6%
Only $0.46 for letters not over 1 oz
Stamps:$0.49 for letters not over 1 oz
Access to USPS® Commercial Rate discounts using NeoShip
Neopost IS-280:Average savings of 11%**
Stamps:None
Ship packages at a lower rate with free address correction and shipment tracking
Neopost IS-280:Available with NeoShip service for only $3.00 per month
Stamps:Not available
"Mail Now, Pay Later" None – postage advance
Neopost IS-280:$700 credit with no charge
Stamps:None
Postage expense tracking
Neopost IS-280:Our Postal Expense Management App tracks expenses
Stamps:Individual paper receipts from USPS®
Postage accuracy
Neopost IS-280:Weighs accurately; Guess the weight; postage always correct
Stamps:Guess the weight; multiple stamp denominations needed to avoid overpaying
Postage security
Neopost IS-280:PIN code protected
Stamps:Easy to lose or misplace stamps
Postage availability
Neopost IS-280:Always available
Stamps:Easy to run out of stamps; limited post office hours
USPS® compliant weighing platform
Neopost IS-280:Integrated
Stamps:You have to purchase separately
Customized postage imprint
Neopost IS-280: > 100 free logo options
Stamps:None
*Traveling to post office and waiting in line
***Savings based on USPS Commercial Rates vs USPS Retail Rates for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express
Download the complete, printable Neopost versus stamps comparison.

Make the switch to the Neopost IS-280. It's fast, easy and more:

Using an online postage company like Stamps.com wastes time and money. There are complicated applications, extra steps, printing headaches and special labels. Not so with the Neopost IS-280 iMeter. And now, meter users get USPS® First-Class discounts with the Neopost IS-280. Plus, with our NeoShip service you can take advantage of lower shipping rates for packages, plus free address correction and tracking. All while meeting the latest USPS® requirements. So call us. Or fill in the form to have a Neopost representative contact you.

  • Selecting the right postal rate and class for your items is simple and quick. Apply postage in less than 10 seconds.
  • No need to provide your credit card information unless you choose to. There's never any automatic charges to your card.
  • Make your mail and your company look great. You can even personalize your mail to include your logo, slogans and other graphics.
  • No hidden costs.
  • No extra printers, papers or supplies needed.
  • Great customer service from a US-based customer support center.
How many steps does it take to print postage on your mail?
Neopost IS-280

SIMPLE

  1. Turn the power button on.
  2. Insert Envelope
    (IS-280 prints postage directly on envelope)

Two steps and you've done...while the Stamps.com user is still messing with printers and labels!

Stamps.com®

COMPLICATED

1. Launch application

2. Login

3. Select "Stamps"

4. Enter the label sheet code

5. Load label sheet in printer

6. Select Print Postage

7. Confirm Print

8. Release the printed label sheet

9. Peel off the postage label

10. Apply postage to envelope

 
Comparison
Neopost IS-280
Stamps.com
Monthly fee
Neopost IS-280:$22.75 (no user limitation)
Stamps.com:$24.99 (for two or more users)
Cost of supplies (ink and labels for 125 envelopes)
Neopost IS-280:$6.97
Stamps.com:$4.62
USPS® rate change updates
Neopost IS-280:Included
Stamps.com:Included
Discounts on USPS® First-Class and Commercial Based Priority rates
Neopost IS-280:Yes
Stamps.com:Yes
USPS® approved IMpb shipping labels
Neopost IS-280:Compliant
Stamps.com:Compliant
Free address correction
Neopost IS-280:Included
Stamps.com:Included
Free package tracking
Neopost IS-280:Included
Stamps.com:Included
Free $50 insurance (Priority Mail) or $100 (Priority Mail express)
Neopost IS-280:Included
Stamps.com:Included
Reset fees (to download postage)
Neopost IS-280:None
Stamps.com:None
"Mail Now, Pay Later" – postage advance
Neopost IS-280:$700 credit with no charge
Stamps.com:None
Maximum account/meter postage capacity
Neopost IS-280:$1,500
Stamps.com:$250 for single user account
Payment options
Neopost IS-280:Choice of credit card or billed (no automatic charges to your credit card, unless approved)
Stamps.com:Credit card required
Optional dedicated postage label printer
Neopost IS-280:Not necessary
Stamps.com:Starting at $79.99
Weighing platform
Neopost IS-280:Integrated
Stamps.com:Separate, not included
Weighing platform cost
Neopost IS-280:Included
Stamps.com:Free (+ $9.99 for shipping!)
Who insures your mail?
Neopost IS-280:US Postal Service®
Stamps.com:Stamps.com®
Need for extra telephone line
Neopost IS-280:No
Stamps.com:No
Postage security
Neopost IS-280:PIN code protected
Stamps.com:Easy to lose or misplace preprinted stamps
Steps for postage application
Neopost IS-280:2
Stamps.com:10
 
Download the complete, printable Neopost versus online postage comparison.

Save an average of 11% with the Neopost IS-280 iMeter™.

The Neopost IS-280 iMeter™ postage meter is a smarter choice than FP Mailing Solutions mymail MAX. Why? Because our NeoShip service offers lower shipping rates for packages, plus free address correction and tracking. All while meeting the latest USPS® requirements. And it's so easy to switch! Just give us a call. Or fill in the form to have a Neopost representative contact you.

 
Monthly rental pricing comparison
Neopost IS-280 iMeter™ postage meter
FP Mailing Solutions mymail™ MAX
"Mail Now, Pay Later" – postage advance
Neopost IS-280:$700 postage credit with no charge
FP Mailing:Not available
Long term price protection
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:No
Postage funding account access
Neopost IS-280:FREE with NeoFunds® Service1
FP Mailing:No comparable service available
Discounts on USPS® First-Class rates
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:Yes
Discounts on USPS® commercial rates
Neopost IS-280:Average savings of 11%2
FP Mailing:Not available
Proprietary battery for scale
Neopost IS-280:None
FP Mailing:Yes
Estimated ink cost per month
Neopost IS-280:Same
FP Mailing:Same
Postal rate change protection
Neopost IS-280:FREE
FP Mailing:FREE
Rental cost per month
Neopost IS-280:$19.75
FP Mailing:$15.95
Lower shipping rates for packages, free address correction and tracking while meeting latest USPS® requirements
Neopost IS-280:Available with NeoShip service for only $3.00 per month
FP Mailing:No comparable service available
1No interest if balance is paid in full each billing cycle
2Average savings on Commercial Based Priority Mail
Maximum parcel rates available
Neopost IS-280:70 lbs
FP Mailing:5 lbs
Screen display
Neopost IS-280:2 3/4" x 1 5/8" (82% larger)
FP Mailing:2 5/8" x 15/16"
Weighing platform dimensions
Neopost IS-280:7 1/4" x 5 1/2" (almost 4 times larger)
FP Mailing:3 1/2" x 3"
Thickness capacity for automated processing (Will my envelope fit?)
Neopost IS-280:5/16″
FP Mailing:1/4″
Rate shortcut keys and Rate Wizard
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:Not available
Letters per minute
Neopost IS-280:Neopost IS-280 is 20% faster3
FP Mailing:-
Letters per minute with weighing
Neopost IS-280:Neopost IS-280 is over 100% faster!4
FP Mailing:-
Accounting departments
Neopost IS-280:1 (10 optional)
FP Mailing:3
USPS® eServices (delivery confirmation, return receipt, etc.)
Neopost IS-280:Optional
FP Mailing:Not available
Direct high speed (LAN) – easiest/fastest connection
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:Not available
PC connection
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:Yes
Envelope retention against misprinting (patented)
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:No
Ink cartridge prints until empty
Neopost IS-280:Yes
FP Mailing:No, stops after a certain time even if not empty
3IS-280 processing speed of 18 letters per minute (lpm) versus mymail Max processing speed of 15 lpm
4Varied weight processing speed of 7 lpm for IS-280 versus 3 lpm for mymail MAX
Download the complete, printable Neopost versus FP Mailing comparison.

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