Some areas have remained adamant to technological innovation and one of that area is postal service, despite fast growth in IT sector people still send letters and other documents using postal services, it is estimated that 25% of the world population utilize postal services as their official mean of communication. The reason behinds survival of postal services despite advancement in IT is that there are some documents that still need to be in hard copy to appear official, documents such as legal notice, original contracts and other vital documents, imagine receiving a legal notice as a text message, or a business contract it might not look authentic, where both hard copy mail service and soft copy methods are verifiable we have been accustomed to trust the hard copy as official communication method of some services such as legal tenders and notices. There are two main types of mail services you are likely to be presented with when you are sending your documents using postal services, certified mail, or registered mail, each mail service vary from one another in terms of security features, speed of delivery, cost of service among other things, therefore, having good knowledge on each type is important in selecting the service that fits you. The article has collected some information related to differences between registered and certified mails that may help determine the right postal service you will utilize to send your documents.
Choosing the certified mail option to send you mail has the advantage of getting proof that your package was mailed, you will receive a notification when your package is delivered, this is important because in case your package was never delivered you can use the notification to provide information such as the date and time it was said to be delivered. In case the documents or goods you are sending are highly sensitive you can select registered mail, this service provides an extra layer of security to your package by tracking your delivery at every location, this service is a bit costly because of the tracking service provided and you are normally charged based on the weight of the package.
When using certified mail service the package you are sending is placed together with regular mails that are going to the same area you are sending your package. Once you choose registered mail service your package you will be sent separately from others to ensure it remains safe and it can be sent as fast as possible and effectively, this is done to ensure the security of your document is maintained as much as possible considering the critical nature of your package as you may have indicated when ordering for the service. Those are some of the main differences between registered and certified mail services and you can easily tell that certified mail is preferred for general packages that are not sensitive to security.