the folks that run the postal system agree that the daily letter service is
increasingly looking like an endangered species. If you can no longer rely on
traditional post to communicate with customers, digital
signatures become a vital tool in providing authentic and reliable
of a recent webinar we delivered, participants were polled about their
interaction with the postal system. The results bore out the doom and gloom
predictions for traditional postage services. More than 1 in 2 of the
participants had sent less than 1 or 2 letters in the past year while more than
4 out of 5 had sent less than 1 letter a month for the same period. That leaves
less than 1 in 5 people as regular users of the postal system.
asked about their communication preferences, nobody said they would prefer to
receive letters from the companies they deal with. A few said they preferred
communication by phone. Not surprisingly, more than 90% indicated email was
their preferred method of communication.
many of us not sending letters and not wanting to receive them, it is no
surprise that postal services the world over are looking at the sustainability
of a daily mail service and increasing the price of stamps.
casual communications may be fine sent as an email, there are many business
transactions that require more authenticity and reliability. When purchasing
significant items, a contract document that both parties agree is reliable is
vital. When bringing new employees on board it is vital the declarations they
sign and the information they provide is demonstrably authentic. When
governments provide advice, reach decisions and issue approvals, the applicant
must be confident the document is authentic and the agency needs confidence the
outcome cannot be misrepresented.
these case, people have turned to digital signatures to deliver the
authenticity and reliability necessary to communicate with customers and the
community electronically. If an organisation is using standards complaint, PKI
based digital signatures, they can objectively verify their signed document has
not been tampered with. People receiving a digitally signed electronic document
can be confident the document is authentic and can be relied upon.
wait for the traditional mail service to cease before you make the move online.
Your customers and community are waiting for you to stop sending them letters. Just
make sure you make your transition to electronic mail secure, reliable and
sign documents online with Secured Signing for less than the cost of a stamp. Try
it today for free!
Til next time