You may know YouSendIt as a popular service for sending large files that would normally get rejected by an e-mail server. Now the company has expanded its services for businesses and is offering integrated tools for sending, sharing and signing business content online.
YouSendIt now syncs changes to files and folders instantly across all a user’s devices and allows for multiple levels of sharing permissions. Its signature feature lets people create legal signatures with a mouse or using a finger on a mobile touch screen, eliminating the need to print, sign, copy and fax documents. Signed documents can be saved, sent and shared with one click.
The signature feature builds on the company’s January acquisition of Zosh, a provider of mobile electronic signature services.
“The ability to sign online [is something that] by and large most people aren’t doing today,” says Brian Curry, VP of Product and Business Strategy for YouSendIt. “We’re really putting that into a form that’s way easier to use.”
A tiered pricing structure offers three levels of service – Lite (free), Pro ($9.99 a month) and Pro Plus ($14.99 a month) – with unlimited file storage.
YouSendIt CEO Ivan Koon says the fact that people don’t need to download any software or learn new processes to access files sent through YouSendIt is a key differentiator for the company.
“When you are talking about business to business collaboration any friction will cause that collaboration to break. Can you imagine a sales representative requiring his or her customer to download a piece of software so his client can look at his sales proposal? Would that work in real life? I don’t think so,” he says.
Koon says YouSendIt has more than 20 million registered users around the world with 1 million new users added every month.