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Difference Between Registered and Certified Mail

Registered vs. certified mail

When you send mail via online or post you must make sure that it reaches the recipient properly, especially when sending a valuable item or something irreplaceable (unless of course if the content of that mail is not as important as it seems). You can either send your mail via registered mail or certified mail. These mailing systems will ensure your mails will arrive to their destination properly and safely. They both can guarantee your mail will reach their destination and they can monitor how your mail is delivered trough the mail services. This is very important because mailers want to make sure that their mails are secure when they send them. With the policies of registered mail and certified mail, the security of the mails is guaranteed.

However, registered mail and certified mail have their differences. First, certified mail has proof of mailing; it can give you the receipt and proof of mailing. It can also verify the date and time of delivery. When one uses certified mail he will get a receipt when mailing, this is called a numbered receipt just to make it more secure and assured. In 2009 certified mail can be availed for only $2.30. The accountability of certified mail is only held in the place where the receipt is signed. It is an ordinary mail as it is sent. The services of certified mail may only be availed if your mail is first class or priority mail. This means it does not offer mailing service for international mail. Having no insurance policy is not the reason though.

Registered mail on the other hand can insure your mail, especially if it has valuable items together with it. It can give you maximum security by insuring your mail for up to $25,000. To be more secure, certified mail will provide you with a proof of mailing just like registered mail. This means that at the time of mailing, the sender will get a mailing receipt. Also, there will be a record of delivery placed in the recipient’s post office. For an additional fee, the sender will also be provided with a return receipt. The services of certified mail may only be availed if your mail is first class or priority mail. This means it does not offer mailing service for international mail. Having no insurance policy is not the reason though. Among all the services provided by postal service, the registered mail system is the most secure mailing of them all. If you have valuable items you need to mail, it will be guaranteed to be secure as it reaches the recipient. If you will be sending registered articles, the registered mail will protect it from the point of mailing until it is delivered. If you will be sending domestic mail, first class mail or priority mail is needed. You can avail of this mail for $10.60. It leaves a trail of accountability because it is signed for every hand it passes trough.

SUMMARY:

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Certified mail provides you with a certificate of mailing while registered mail provides insurance.
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Registered mail is safest among all the mailing services in the U.S. Postal office. Certified mail can’t mail international mail.
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Certified mail is for $2.30 while registered mail is for $10.60.


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