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. 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. 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.
When you select certified mail to send your documents you get a notification about your package delivery informing you when and at what time it was delivered, the details of this information are crucial in case something happen to your package during the delivery process, you can use the notification as a proof you sent your package and at what time. In most cases you opt for registered mail when you are sending critical documents or goods that are highly sensitive, using this service is good because you will be provided with the information such as the location of the package at a particular moment so that you can track it, this is important because you are assured that there are eyes on your package throughout the delivery process, this is an extra security measure that you do not get with certified mail but this service is relatively expensive and charges are mainly based on the weight of the package.
It is important to recognize that when sending your mail using certified mail the package is sent together with other regular mails, this implies that your package will be sent together with other mails destined to the same location you are making the delivery. 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.