If you've got your own business, or have been working for someone else's business, for longer than a week, then you're probably an expert at sending and receiving faxes.
Faxes - and fax machines - are invaluable to businesses; you can't wait forever for that important paperwork, after all. But at the same time, when you compare old-fashioned fax machines to all the other technology we're using these days, they seem almost archaic, like typewriters or those old black-and-white TV sets.
It's about time fax machines got an upgrade, right? Well, they have, now the easiest and cheapest way to fax is by using electronic faxing services.
It sounds almost crazy, but really, this relatively new technology is becoming more and more popular with businesses. Just like they switched over to high-speed internet from dial-up and digital cable from landlines, they are starting to send and receive with electronic fax services.
It's relatively simple, too. All you have to do is shop around for the right service for you - and there are quite a few these days - and pick one. RapidFax, Ring Central, My Fax, eFax are among the most popular and well established companies that allow you to send and receive faxes over the internet, and all of them have flexible plans!
You sign up, and they give you a free fax number. After that, whenever someone sends you a fax, instead of physically receiving paper, the fax is stored in an online account, where you can print, save or even respond via another fax if you want to.
And of course, with everyone trying to do their best to help protect and preserve the environment, sending faxes this way is a great way to do your part - you'll save a ton of paper and ink. Faxing has finally gotten an upgrade - why not jump aboard?