Have you tried our online print and mail service?

At ClickSend Towers, we like Google Docs (and Google Suite) for the ability to seamlessly collaborate with our coworkers and partners. And we aren’t alone.

Before the pandemic hit, Google reported that Google Suite had 2 billion active users every month. A year and a half later, the world is really understanding what shifting offices into the home can look like. This is thanks, in part, to tools that allow teams to collaborate no matter where they are.

But one task is often overlooked.

How to Print and Mail Documents without a Printer

Most offices have a large office printer that allows all staff to connect to, print, and scan letters at scale. Many office workers have less-than-fond memories of these devices.

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Physical letters and documents are still very important for many businesses, but in work from home arrangements, printing and mailing can genuinely be a problem.

Even before the mass office exodus, printing and mailing letters in bulk could be a tedious, time-consuming process. That’s why we automated the whole process with our online print and mail service. No dealing with printer jams, inky accidents, stamps, envelopes, or rushing to the post office

Traditional vs ClickSend post process

And better yet – it’s just so much faster (which you, your client, your company, everyone will love!).

And even better than yet – the ClickSend Online Post product is now accessible within Google Docs.

Introducing the Mail with ClickSend Add-On

Send physical letters directly from google docs

Send physical letters from Google Docs. ClickSend’s rapid, reliable automated direct mail service can now be easily incorporated into your Google Docs with the Mail with ClickSend add-on.

With this add-on, you can mail documents faster and more securely than ever using a real cloud printer. In just a few clicks you can have letters printed, folded, and mailed anywhere in the world without leaving Google Docs.

Once installed, you can send Google Docs in the mail in a few simple steps. Don’t believe how easy it is? Here’s a video:

Once you click send, your documents are sent to one of our global, automated print centres (we have them in North America, Europe, and Australia) and within a jiffy, they are in the post and on their way. In any volume from a single letter to thousands, you can print in black & white or colour, single or double-sided, and by normal or priority post.

How do I get the Mail with ClickSend add-on?

Within the Google Workspace Marketplace. If you’re not familiar with this wonderful place then read on. If you are familiar just search ClickSend in the search bar at the top and you’ll see us (more below on how to find us).

Workspace Marketplace as described by Google:

The Google Workspace Marketplace offers a wide range of quality enterprise apps that add functionality and features to native Google Cloud apps. Here are some ways that Google Workspace Marketplace apps can enhance your Google Workspace experience:

  • CRM apps can integrate CRM information into various apps. For example, you could populate an email with client information, or the location for a meeting in Calendar.
  • Project management apps can help automate tasks. For instance, you could turn a Google Form into an interactive workflow, or autogenerate tasks through Gmail.
  • Admin tools make it easier to administer your domain, with features like bulk provisioning of users, enhanced password protection policies, and custom security reports.

Anyone with a Google Account can use the Google Workspace Marketplace. Once installed, apps are accessible through the App Launcher.

It’s essentially an integrations ecosystem just for Google Cloud apps: Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms all the good stuff.

Installing Mail with ClickSend

You need to have a Google account, but if you’re using Docs you will definitely have one of them.

There are a couple of key ways to install Mail with ClickSend one via the marketplace and one while you’re in Google Docs (or any Google Cloud App).

Via the Workspace Marketplace

From workspace.google.com/marketplace search ClickSend in the search bar at the top (it’s the fastest way) and you’ll see Mail with ClickSend.

Or go direct to workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/mail_with_clicksend/570409950340

  1. Click the Install button
  2. Click Continue
  3. Choose the Google account you want the app to be installed against
  4. Allow the app to access your Google Docs (only so you can send to ClickSend)
  5. And that’s it! Next time you open a Google Doc you’ll see a ClickSend logo over to the right.

Here’s a screenshot walkthrough from the Marketplace homepage.

Marketplace homepage

Via Google Docs

Just click the + icon in the side panel on the right of your Doc and search for ClickSend in the Marketplace pop-up and it’s the same install procedure as above. Too easy.

Just like this.

Press the plus button on the side of a google doc

So there you go, you can now have any letter drafted within Google Docs in the mail with a few clicks.

Our Online Post product is hugely popular and we’re excited to have it now available within Google’s Workspace Marketplace.

Try it out today, install Mail with ClickSend.

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