With the immense advancement in technology particularly in IT sector one would think postal service have no use but they are still operating in many countries, actually 25% of the world population still use postal services despite being connected with internet and have access to electronic mails and instant messages but many businesses consider postal services as their main official communication channel. 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. When sending documents or mail using postal services there are two main options you can use, one is the use of registered mail service or certified mail service, the option you take depends mainly on the mails or documents you are sending and each method vary from the cost of service to the security of delivering your goods, therefore, a good understanding of the difference between the two types of mail services can be important in choosing the right one. This article has therefore gathered some of the main differences between the two postal services that you can use to select the right mail service for you.
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.
You need to know that your mail or document you are sending using certified mail will be placed together with normal mails that are destined to the same area you are sending your document. When using registered mail, the package is sent independently from other packages, this is done to ensure the safety of your package as well as to improve the efficiency of the service which registered mail prides in. Those are the primary differences in registered and certified mail now you know certified mail is preferred for general packages that are not sensitive to security.