Posts Tagged ‘UPS’

Where to Find a Notary While Traveling Abroad

May 30th, 2013 2 comments

It’s likely that travelling abroad is one of many things on your bucket list. Maybe you’re planning that once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation or a romantic honeymoon. Or maybe visiting a foreign country is entirely different for you—you have a job that requires travel, whether it involves negotiating with new clients or serving your country abroad. No matter what you’re leaving the U.S. for, we can probably all agree that travelling can be an exhilarating, albeit sometimes stressful, experience.

But just because you’ve crossed this border or that, doesn’t mean you’ve put your life on hold back home. There may still be contracts to sign or deeds to hand over. Perhaps you’ll be staying abroad for more than a two-week getaway and want to sign over a Power of Attorney. All of these documents will need a notary public to witness the signing. And now it’s time to figure out how to make that happen. Where do I get a document notarized when I’m abroad? How and where to find a notary? How do I get to it? How much time will the travel take? Do I bring a hardcopy of my contract? Where can I get it printed?

Hours upon hours can be spent and many nights wasted awake trying to find the answers, when all you really need is a computer, a webcam, and just a few minutes. NotaryCam, our online signing room, has gotten rid of the hassles of finding a notary abroad for dozens of people.

These are examples of some of the most recent issues NotaryCam has resolved:

  • A United States law firm needed to file an affidavit in court while their client was in China for corporate responsibilities. With only a 24 hour deadline on the affidavit, it would have been impossible to file it on time with their client abroad. NotaryCam provided a solution to this complex problem, all within only 30 minutes.
  • A United States business man was travelling in Paris and needed to have a Power of Attorney notarized for his wife. They were in the process of closing on their property and without NotaryCam, he would have had to set an appointment with the Embassy or Consulate, and wait at least one week for the meeting to take place. Had he waited for the opening at the consular office, his $200,000 closing would have been cancelled.
  • A United States carpenter was opening a business in Thailand when he needed a Power of Attorney for his mother. This called for a three hour train ride (each way) to the Consulate. NotaryCam immediately solved his pain and allowed him to concentrate on building his business, rather than spending six long hours en route to, and from, the closest U.S. Notary.
  • A soldier deployed overseas needed to execute and notarize a Power of Attorney in order to refinance his home back in North Carolina. The lender required the Power of Attorney within two days or risk losing his great interest rate. NotaryCam allowed this soldier to keep his rate, saving his family over $100,000 within 15 years.

At NotaryCam, you easily sign in and upload the document you need to have notarized, before being connected to a live notary public. They’ll verify it’s you and have you electronically Sign your document. Once the notary public has eNotarized this signature, you’ll be on your way to sightseeing in Barcelona or networking in Shanghai once more, all in a matter of minutes. Visit our 90 second How It Works video.


E-Signatures for Real Estate and Mortgage Industry – Ask the Questions?

October 1st, 2011 1 comment

Thinking about adding secure and efficient e-Signatures to your current
workflow? Well, quite bluntly, not all vendors offering e-Sign solutions are
the same. Just this week we heard of a REALTOR® that ‘grabbed’ an tablet e-Sign
app off the Internet and actually used this tool on a real estate transaction. When asked about levels of security, tamper evident audit trails, non-repudiation and lenders, Fannie Mae, County Recorders acceptance, etc., blank stare – huh?

As electronic and digital signatures affixed to contracts and agreements continue to gain adoption, seems like everyone is now  jumping on the bandwagon. We also read where a Mortgage vendor,  now claiming expertise, is offering this solution for Free, huh? Same compliance questions – who has certified or willing to accept these as binding?

When it comes to Real Estate and Mortgages, our 30 year old domain experience has advanced our vision for a complete digital, electronic and paperless real estate and mortgage transaction over the Internet. Having collaborated with Industry experts and pioneers for complete ‘buy-in’ we now enjoy at least a 4-5 year head start  and provide the Industry’s  ‘Holy Grail’ - a pure electronic end-to-end solution – from opening to closing (and beyond).

In another example, the real estate promissory note is probably the highest liability document any consumer will ever sign (representing the asset and in some residential markets that could translate to a $ 10 million or more risk) yet many so called e-Signed experts have not even approached, no less been certified by, the required compliance agencies, huh?

Not all e-Sign vendors are alike – ask the questions.


OMG – Post Office on “Brink of Default”-ZapSign to the Rescue!

September 6th, 2011 No comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned that the Postal Service is on “the brink of default” as he battles to keep his agency solvent. Without legislation by Sept. 30, the agency “will default on a mandated $5.5 billion payment to the Treasury”, Donahoe told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Taking a tip from the current administration, “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste…

We introduced our ZapSign division this summer to alleviate some of the overwhelming burden shouldered by the USPS. Today, we offer the first Global, eco-friendly and purely automated contract delivery service - first class, registered receipt, round trip, and legally binding e-Signature service in less than 5 minutes (members pay only 99 cents). Send sales agreements, contracts, NDA’s, Applications, HR docs, etc. from anywhere to anywhere, no extra charge.  Signing at the airport, on the golf course or while traveling abroad - on your smart phone or tablet – price included..

The Postal Service has lost $7.9 billion in the past two years. It has borrowed money to pay its bills. Mail volume fell 4.5% last year and the Postal Service expects a bigger drop this year.

Most Americans understand that this is not your Daddy’s Postal Service and we’ve known for generations this has got to change. A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll suggests that most support cutting back mail services — closing post offices, trimming delivery service — rather than raising stamp prices or using taxpayers’ money for a bailout.

Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country… Don’t Mail it -  Zapsign it!


Settleware® Launches First Pay-As-You-Go Global Electronic Signature Station

June 6th, 2011 No comments

Visionary electronic and digital signature leader offers first patent pending and automated ‘Pay As You Go’ virtual signing station, ZapSign. Now anyone can electronically sign contracts and agreements in minutes, from anywhere to anywhere, without any contractual commitments like similar services require.

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Will Rising Fuel Prices Ramp E-Signature Adoption?

May 20th, 2011 No comments

Out of town at a conference today and had the chance to scour the USA Today-seems like I only get to do this when I trip over it while traveling..Anyway, I was amazed at what I found in the headlines and quotes as I traversed the business section:

  • Amazon Sells More eBooks than Print
  • Linked In Shares Soar On First Day of Trading
  • Investors are Willing to Take Chances on Up and Coming Companies
  • Businesses Struggle as Shipping Costs Rise
  • Some Change Driving Habits as Pain Hits Those Who Can Least Afford it
  • Gas Prices Pushes Some Consumers to the Edge
  • “It’s painful, it erodes my profits and I’m concerned about the potential for growth”
  • “If I can ship the same product, reduce shipping costs, reduce shipping costs and the carbon footprint thing by not using so much fuel that would be huge”
  • “Over the next four years we could see $185-$200 a barrel of oil, which translates to a gallon price of $6.00″

Could this provide the catalyst and create the tipping point for e-Signature adoption?  It’s made sense to us for more than a decade!