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. 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. You use registered mail when you need your mail or documents to be delivered fast and securely, registered mail service tracks your document at every location and you can be informed the whereabouts of your package at any time, because of this the charges of this service are higher compared to certified mail and they are normally 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. When you are using registered mail service your package is sent separately from others mainly because of the sensitivity of the documents that you have indicated when you are sending the package, and the need to improve efficiency and security of the service which registered mail is recognized for. That is a small summary of registered and certified mail, generally certified mail is preferred for general packages that are not sensitive to security.