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. Postal services continue to operate because there are some documents such as legal notice, original contract and other documents that we have been normalized they must be in hard copy to be official, receiving such documents in a soft copy questions the authenticity of the information therein even though sending legal notices and contracts via emails is verifiable people and many businesses will still need a hard copy of the document. 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. The article has collected some information related to differences between registered and certified mails that may help determine the right postal service you will utilize to send your documents.
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 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 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.