My suggestion is that we start utilizing our own USPS via stamps.com, get rid of these high maintenance postage meters, keep our scales, and print the postage as we need it.
Since 911 we very seldom use the USPS for our mail or shipping. (Everything has to be scanned, etc.) I am told the gov't has a contract with FedEx so we pay over $5 to send a single letter instead of $.44 and the same with packages.
Thank you for considering my suggestion.