State of eNotary in America?
eNotary came on strong a few years back and has now seen some setbacks. Most counties were ill-equipped to handle eNotarizations. Pennsylvania took a step back from their pilot program. A young start-up company even tried to circumvent a physical personal appearance through web cam notary program, which no state has endorsed. Use these forums to ask questions and share experiences in this new field.
I've been a notary in Florida since June, 2006 - I have never had a request to do an e-notarization and have only had two inquiries into my capability to do e-signings (electronic loan signings) - because of this lack of interest I've not invested in the electronic portion of the notary business.
Are there any eNotary success stories out there?
E-Notarizations is literally in its beginning stages. Electronic notaries is in demand in some places, and not so much in others simply because people are not aware of its existence.
We at https://www.DocVerify.co m"> https://www.DocVerify.com have been working very hard with the states and the notaries in order to make e-notarizations easy for both the notaries and the entities or the people requesting them.
Unfortunately, because of all the confusion caused with previous methods or technologies people think that it's a very complicated and expensive process; however, we at https://www.DocVerify.co m"> https://www.DocVerify.com have taken great steps, have spent a lot of time and money to create a system that is easy to use and understand while keeping the fees very low.
We also feel that notaries can also help by creating demand, which can be done by telling people and/or companies about it. If you're in a state that allows e-notaries, please take a look at our system, and tell as many people as possibl about it to get the word out. Until then demand will never happen if no one knows that it exists. More demand means more money in your pockets.
It was not my intention to make this sound like a sales pitch, but we're all in this together and if our service is in demand then that means your notary services are in demand too because one cannot function without the other.
It is not at all evident, from looking at the web site, how the DocVerify system would work. It would be interesting to know which state DocVerify thinks allow electronic notarizations.