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We’re all familiar with the speed of electronic communication. When you send email, text or message via Facebook the message is received almost instantaneously. It’s been estimated that an email can travel at around 85,000 miles per second to get to its recipient — that’s 306 million miles per hour. It’s fast!

Unsurprisingly, by comparison, postal mail is slow, hence the nickname snail-mail. As an example, the UK’s Royal Mail target up to 7 working days for letter delivery by airmail (or 12 weeks if an economy option is selected) between London, England and Sydney, Australia. That’s an average speed, depending on service selected, of between 48.9 mph and 5.23mph (walking pace is 3.1 mph) for the 10,553 mile journey.

A faster way

One business has been sending international letters differently, and faster, since 2003. By combining the advantage of physical mail and the speed of electronic communication removes many of the speed bumps slowing international mail.

By partnering with over 20 mailing specialists around the globe Docsaway print and post documents on behalf of their clients closer to the recipient.

Users of the platform either type their letter into a browser, or upload or email a PDF document to Docsaway who route it to the nearest location to the recipient for printing and posting. Volume users can integrate their systems directly via a powerful postal mail API that can support real time document generation and mailing.

Airmail letters that would take weeks to arrive take just a couple of days. A letter from the UK to Australia can arrive in as little as 24 to 48 hours — an average speed around 439mph - 447% faster than standard airmail.

By applying local postage rather than expensive airmail stamps, Docsaway is not only faster than airmail but often cheaper. The per letter Docsaway price includes paper, envelope, handling and postage. For a one page letter from the UK to Australia, Docsaway currently charge GBP1.07. Royal Mail International Standard costs GBP1.40 just for the stamp.

But do people still send letters?

Despite what some think, mail is far from dead. The US Postal Service alone processed over 154 billion mail pieces in 2016.

A letter may not be as quick to arrive as its digital siblings but it’s physical and more likely to be acted upon. The Data and Marketing Association Direct recently stated that direct mail response rates are at their highest point in over a decade.

Letters will not replace digital communication but will continue to remain a relevant way to communicate as part of a communication strategy. In the fast paced world we live in, hybrid mail systems such as Docsaway will extend the usefulness of traditional mail effectively reaching audiences often unreachable electronically. print and post mail from:

Australia, Perth
Australia, Sydney
Brazil, Sorocaba
Canada, British Columbia
Czech Republic, Neratovice
Germany, Überlingen
Hong Kong, Causeway Bay
India, Girgaum
Ireland, Tralee
Netherlands, Groningen
New Zealand, Te Awamutu
Philippines, Batangas
Portugal, Lisbon
Singapore, Singapore
South Africa, Cape Town
Spain, Guardamar Del Segura
Switzerland, Bättwil- Flüh
Ukraine, Odessa
United Kingdom, Leicester
United Kingdom, Northampton
United States, Muskogee

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Peter Harris
QiQ Communications PTY LTD

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