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. There are some documents that need to be in hard copy to be considered or appear official, some documents such as legal notice, original business contract, and other documents, sending these documents in soft copies such as an email or an instant message questions validity of the documents simply because people have normalized the use of hard copy as a form of confirming the authenticity of such documents. 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.
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.
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 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 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.