The Future Of Faxing
Getting a fax number may seem, at best, absurd to those who consider themselves on the forefront of technology. This would have been true if not for internet fax or efax (as it is more commonly refereed to), which enables you to send a document facsimile via the internet. Those who still believe in that ancient relic of a distant past called the fax machine, on the other hand, will be quick to say that they have no need for an online fax service, that they prefer to do things the old fashion way. Before jumping to any conclusions however, you should consider these four benefits of email to fax:
1. Lower setup rates and monthly costs. Getting an online fax service set up with the provider of your choice is infinitely cheaper than doing things the traditional way. You don’t need a fax machine or an extra phone line. There are also no opportunity costs for phone lines being used as fax lines, and the longer your contract with your provider, the cheaper your monthly fee. Smaller service packages are also available for those of you who only need to fax every now and then.
2. Integration with email. Using the web for all faxing purposes allows you to do business on the move. With fax to email capabilities the hassle is taken out of sending and receiving image and text files and a number of providers offer a free fax to email service.
3. No destination is too remote. Despite the popular belief that the internet has turned the world into a global village, there are still some places where internet access is limited. This is where a fax service comes in handy, especially when you need to send and receive documents such as prints. They can be sent through in one go and your chances are better that they will actually arrive. Sending an efax is also considerably cheaper than a phone call.
4. Scalable to your needs. Internet fax is scalable to your company’s needs. A large number of online fax service providers will give you a special rate if your company is making use of fax broadcasting on a large scale which, when compared to traditional faxing costs amounts, to every other fax being a free fax. The same fax number can also be used by several people, or you can have a dedicated fax number assigned to each user.