For a while now the traditional faxing has been slowly but certainly been squeezed out of use by online faxing. They each have their pros and cons, but the end winner is pretty clear – online faxing is set to take over.

But what is it that makes online faxing that much more attractive than regular faxing for both business people and regular users?

What makes online faxing so attractive?

  1. Ease of use

    As far as setting up a standard fax machine goes, there’s a whole lot of hoops you have to go through, from selecting a faxing machine you will be using, finding room for it, setting it up and learning how to use it to troubleshooting. With online faxing, as long as you have an internet connection and know how to send and receive e-mails you are good to go.

  2. Lower cost

    Traditional faxing is one of the most expensive correspondence methods still in use today. From the price of the faxing line and fax machine to ink and paper prices, every aspect of traditional faxing makes a dent in your pocket. Online faxing services have much more reasonable prices, usually on a monthly basis, and you can cancel your subscription with ease with just a few clicks since there are no contracts involved.

  3. Know what’s going on

    Did the message get sent properly? Did the receiver get it? Did he open it? While regular faxes let you know some of these things, it’s only when you use online faxing services that every info needed is provided in an orderly manner, and most of the services make these notifications available even when you are not next to your PC, sending the regular SMS messages or notifying multiple users about the status of a fax message.

  4. Environmental impact of online faxing

    With over 170000000 fax messages being exchanged globally every year, faxing leaves one hell of a carbon footprint. Well, cloud storage and online faxing make the process a lot less painful for nature, as everything is on your PC or your smart device unless you go out of your way to print it. All of the messages you send and receive are stored on an external secure server, and you can access them from anywhere at any time, which brings us neatly to the last point:

  5. Convenience of use

    Almost every office or home today can secure an internet connection while the same is not true of the local fax landline. Somewhere it’s very hard to run the fax line, somewhere it’s impossible, but as long as you have an internet connection setup, you can send and receive fax messages through online faxing services.

With all of these benefits and very few plus sides, it’s easy to see just why is regular faxing slowly being squeezed out of existence by the online faxing services.

 

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Matt Gerchow is an author, marketer, inventor, husband, father and yoga enthusiast. He enjoys travel to distant lands , fine wine, time with his family and dinner with friends.