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Faster than buying a stamp!

Authored by: Jim Stewart, Founder DocuSend, powered by MTI.

Faster than buying a stamp

A few years ago DocuSend was plagiarized. The culprit copied much of the look and feel of our website; even the graphics and content were almost identical. But they missed the point—in fact COMPLETELY missed the point—of what drives small businesses to use DocuSend as their mailroom in the cloud.

Anyone who has tried DocuSend just once knows what that point is: it’s simplicity. And it is the single most difficult thing to achieve and maintain operating a web-based product offered to millions of businesses across the US and around the world.

I wrote more on the plagiarism narrative in my article “The Sincerest Form of Flattery." Back to the title of this one: many people ask me where the catchphrase ''Faster Than Buying a Stamp'' came from, and if it is really true.

The Answer May Surprise You.

We launched our online mailroom in 2015. The goal was to create a unique technology, not requiring your data and allowing you to send documents from your computer to be printed and mailed via the US Postal Service. The alpha versions of DocuSend were slower, more complicated, and harder to navigate. Most things worked functionally, but using it was like trying to paint a barn with a fountain pen. I have always felt blessed that the team that created DocuSend asks themselves the same question each time we get close to releasing to market: ''If I were running a small business, would this product provide an immediate ROI?''

As it turns out, that’s not only what SMBs want, it’s also what they need. It took a while before we finally arrived at a unanimous ''yes'' to the ROI question.

So let's go back to the slogan. There are many companies that sell stamps online. We decided to find out if our solution would be faster than buying a stamp through the internet. Our internal focus group tested the best of them.

The Task?

The assignment was to navigate through the DocuSend system to see if it's possible to upload and mail a file of 500 records as fast as buying 500 stamps online. The answer is yes! It's close, but DocuSend is faster. That's how easy we made DocuSend to use.

Is docusend really faster than buying a stamp?

But That’s Not the End of the Story – Not Quite.

Once you buy your stamps, what are you going to do with them? Stick them on some envelopes, which you need to purchase in advance? Do you still have to print the letters? You’ll need to monitor the amount of printer ink and paper you have. How about folding and stuffing them? And don't forget to seal the envelopes before you take them to the Post Office.

DocuSend is faster and safer than buying a stamp

What does this mean for you?

If you use DocuSend instead, you will be done the second you check out, even if you mail your documents certified. You bet DocuSend is faster! It's not even a contest.

To delegate all your printing and mailing routine to us and finish with a few clicks, you just hit the Get Started button on our website, select if you want to add a remittance envelope, and upload your preaddressed PDFs from your desktop. Pick the desired specifications (print on perforated or plain paper, use duplex or one-sided printing, print in color or black and white), then securely pay for your order using the online payment method most convenient for you. You can automatically add a flyer to each mail piece in your upload, and these will be printed and inserted into each envelope. You can mail certified or foreign letters or send sensitive documents via secure links with our DocuLink email solution.

In any case, it is so fast, intuitive and easy to use that you will not want to distribute your correspondence in the old way anymore. Your documents can be sent any time you want, from your home or office, and there are absolutely no contracts or monthly minimums: you pay only for the documents you are going to mail.

One more great thing is that the DocuSend mailing solution can save a considerable part of your mailing costs. Because we are processing and presorting mail in bulk, and buying postage materials in bulk, we gain a good discount for you. The price for mailing with DocuSend is usually much lower than doing your own mailing, even if you buy stamps online.

When you save precious time from your workday by reducing so many traditional steps, from stocking up materials to making trips to the post office, you can finally concentrate on all the other important tasks. Forget about buying stamps—trust the modern technologies that take care of your mail in the most efficient way.

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Jim Stewart is the founder of DocuSend, powered by MTI. As a passionate supporter of small businesses his entire career, he dedicates much of his time helping others how to be successful. Jim and his wife Barbara live in Hilton, NY and spend their free time gardening, cooking and playing frisbee with their twin border collies.

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