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Understanding Fees and Charges on Your Invoices
UPDATED: March 20, 2017
Learn more about common fees and charges that may appear on your invoice or statement.
Typical fees include:
Analog Access Connection fee
The charge for the meter connecting to the Pitney Bowes server with an analog line instead of an internet connection. Learn more about meter connection types.
Enhanced Rewards fee
An annual charge which allows you to accumulate additional Purchase Power rewards points and additional services.
A charge for maintaining an outstanding balance on Purchase Power accounts.
A fee charged when payment is not received by the due date. Learn more about late fees and how to ensure prompt payment.
You can also view payment posting schedule to better understand the time frames for receiving and applying payments.
Meter Postage Overage fee
The Meter Postage Overage fee is a charge in Purchase Power® for exceeding the monthly free transaction limit established based on the mailing system.
A charge for exceeding the credit limit. If this happens often, consider requesting a Purchase Power credit line increase through your account.
Postage Rate Change fee
Administrative charges that cover the cost of updating postal rates on your meter. Unless you are covered under our Soft-Guard® program, there is a fee for updating meters and mailing systems with new USPS or other carrier rate data. Soft-Guard coverage can save you money each time postal or carrier data changes. Fees for up to six qualified rate changes are covered during a 12-month subscription.
Priority Service fee (Annual Account Access Fee)
An annual fee for enrollment in the Priority Service Enhancement Program.
Property Tax admin fee
Pitney Bowes charges an Administrative fee for processing and paying the Property Tax. Per the terms and conditions of your agreement, the administration fee covers Pitney Bowes’ costs to prepare and file the required property tax returns to the appropriate tax authority.
Purchase Power Transaction fee
A charge incurred each time you refill a postage meter.
Refill / Reset fee
An administrative charge for connecting to the Pitney Bowes server to add postage. You can avoid incurring multiple fees by downloading enough postage to last you a month or quarter, depending upon your business needs.
Rental rate change
Rental rates are determined by meter usage and the marketing program or promotion included with your signed rental contract. Changes in usage or the ending of a promotion period may affect your invoice amount.
The ValueMAX program is our repair/replacement program for leased equipment. It is not insurance, but if you have proof of insurance coverage that protects the leased equipment from loss, damage or destruction, you can opt out of this program.