New technologies have a way of infiltrating the corporate world and dictating how business is done. These new technologies gain dominance very quickly and become indispensable in the running of our daily business. So much so, we even wonder how we survived without this new technology in the first place.
Internet fax is one such technology.
Along with the Internet, email, cell phones, pdas… Internet Fax is transforming how companies run their businesses. In a very competitive corporate world staying on top of the latest technologies is another way for most companies to remain competitive and in the game.
* The Major Reason Is Convenience
Internet or email faxing is simply using the web and your email system to send faxes. You are given a local or toll-free fax number and you can send and receive faxes through the Internet as email attachments usually in Tiff or JPEG files. Most online fax service providers will have an online interface (site) where you can also store your faxes. You can access your faxes wherever you have the Internet and these days that’s just about anywhere on the globe.
Many believe, Internet fax is faxing done right. It blends seamlessly into our increasingly wireless world and offers freedom from our old bulky fax machines. You are always connected to any vital faxes night and day. You can access them anywhere, anytime.
More importantly, your business clients can connect and reach you at any time. This is vital for salespeople, consultants, real estate agents, on site builders, work at home businesses… and the list goes on. Internet fax directly connects you with your important customers, suppliers, services and business partners.
* Another Major Factor Is Cost
Despite the obvious convenience of using an Internet fax service, one of the major reason businesses are switching over to Internet fax has to do with cost. It is significantly cheaper to use Internet fax, especially when you consider there is no cost of a fax machine and you don’t need an extra phone line. For many small businesses just starting up, proceeding with an Internet fax system will save them money.
* Shop Around For Your Fax Service
Prudent business owners will know buying any long term service for their company or business takes some serious consideration. For even a small difference in the price of these services can mean significant savings over the long haul. Do your homework now and you can save big bucks down the road.
Different prices and services are offered by the major fax service providers such as MyFax, eFax, RapidFax, Send2Fax and TrustFax so it pays to shop around. You can save by finding the exact service to meet your needs. If your faxing needs are very modest, you can even get a fax service for under $20 a year. Make sure you check out the international rates of any service you choose, these rates are slightly higher than domestic rates.
No doubt the savvy business owner would not only shop around but if they need extensive fax numbers for different departments or agents, they know it would be wise to contact these fax providers for a special deal or offer. As with any other business arrangement, special deals can be worked out, especially for high-volume clients. Keep in mind, many businesses use Fax Broadcasting as an effective marketing tool in promoting their products or businesses.
* Smaller Fax Service Providers
In your search for the best price and service from your chosen fax provider, don’t ignore the smaller, lesser known fax service providers such as Metro Hi Speed out of Seattle and Faxage from Denver. These companies may not be as well known as the major big name fax providers but they offer excellent professional services. Also as many business owners already know, sometimes dealing with a smaller company presents a greater opportunity for better communication and arrangements. Personal attention to detail is often greater mainly because your company doesn’t get lost in the horde.
Regardless of which Internet fax service provider you choose, you must make sure this provider can meet all your faxing needs. You must make sure you get the best service for the price so you won’t be disappointed down the road.
Internet fax is one new technology every business needs in order to stay competitive in a very competitive world. In addition, low start-up costs, competitive pricing, and total faxing convenience makes acquiring an Internet fax service a smart business move, one most businesses can’t afford not to take.
Copyright (c) 2007 Titus Hoskins