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. 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.
The advantage of using certified mail is that you will get a notification informing you that your delivery has been made and at what time it was made, this information is vital because it can be used as proof you sent your documents and at a particular date as indicated in the notification. 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. 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.