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Online Faxing: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

We’ve all been there: The clock is ticking and you need to get an important document to a client or business associate. As usual, there is a line in front of the fax machine and it’s jammed with paper because someone failed to properly load the fax paper tray. In times like these, you may want to consider ditching the traditional fax machine altogether in favor of secure online faxing.

What is Online Faxing?

Online fax services act much like traditional fax machines. You can send and receive documents
as well as print out verification reports that confirm that the transmission process was successful. The difference with online faxing is you spend less money and enjoy more ways to send and receive faxes, including using Android and iOS mobile apps.

Just as utilities are billed on a monthly basis and calculated based on how much you use, online fax services are available based on need—with unlimited scalability on demand.

Say your company sends 100 faxed invoices to clients and businesses a month—and rarely exceeds this amount. It wouldn’t make good business sense to pay unlimited fax costs when your fax activity is stable for the most part.

With an online faxing service like eFax® you can pre-pay for the pages you’ll need each month. You’re able to fax as normal—when and where you usually would—but without the expense of paper, ink and maintenance. Plus, if certain times of the year drive an uptick in faxing—whether coming or going—then you can quickly and easily scale your plan to match.

Online fax services reduce costs for your business by charging you only for what you
use—nothing else!

How Easy is it to Fax Online?

Sending and receiving faxes via email is simple:

1. Check that your file is saved in one of 178 different file formats that eFax allows
2. Open your email account using your preferred web-enabled device
3. Address the email to the recipient’s fax number
4. Attach your documents
5. Press “Send”
eFax Provides Full-Service Online Faxing
eFax is a full-featured online fax service provider that makes faxing from your preferred web-enabled device simple, secure, and speedy.

All plans come with award-winning features, including automatic resend, delivery confirmation, and 24/7 customer support. You can also fax from up to five different email addresses using aunified local or toll-free number that you’ve chosen for yourself.

Plus, the transmission process takes place entirely over the internet, which means there is no need for a fax machine and no software to download. Simply get your low-cost monthly plan and start faxing.

Start your one month free trial with eFax® today.