Sending large files to clients, contractors or even friends and family can be a huge hassle. Do you send one file at a time? Do you use a cloud storage service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box?
I’ve used nearly every system possible, even having clients mail me a CD with photos for their website.
WeTransfer.com is, BY FAR, the most simple solution I have come across to allow clients to easily send a bunch of files to me – very rarely, does a client need to send me any files larger than 2GB.
Even the most tech-unsavvy clients use WeTransfer with ease!
The process of sending large files with WeTransfer
The transfer process is very simple.
- Visit WeTransfer.com
- Upload the file or files you want to send
- Enter the recipient’s email address
- Enter your email address if you want a confirmation email
- Enter a note to the recipient, if you like
- Click “Transfer”
The file(s) will begin to upload. Once the file has been sent, you will receive a confirmation email. In this confirmation email, you will be provided with a link to download the file(s) and an expiration date. WeTransfer files are valid for 7 days.
Lastly, you will receive a confirmation email when the recipient downloads the file(s)!
There is one thing to note with WeTransfer – The URL created for the file download is random and very difficult to guess, however, the link is a public link that anyone (who possesses the link) can use to download the file(s). If your file(s) contains sensitive information, you may be better served with another file transfer service.