Reading a review with five or six companies on it can be informative, but it can also get confusing. It’s easy to forget who we’re comparing. So if you’re down to a couple, a head-to-head might be in order. For a Registered Agent Service, this is Swyft Filings against ZenBusinesss.
About Swyft Filings
Swyft Filings, like you might guess from their name, is all about speed. They can get you on and off their website in less than ten minutes. We did it in five, but after reviewing so many sites, we might be moving faster than some. Swyft Filings is ideal for people who already know what they’re doing, and just want to get the paperwork filed.
ZenBusiness bills itself as an all-in-one service for anyone who wants to start their own business or LLC, and might not have it all figured out, yet. They are the perfect option for anyone who’s going through the process for the first time, and might want a little bit of help along the way.
What they Have in Common
Most Registered Agent Services will cover the same basic services, and Swyft Filings and ZenBusiness are no different. They’ll both:
Where They’re Different
At this point you might want to know, if they’re both so great, why the head to head comparison. Well, because they do have some pretty big differences, once you get past the basics.
What Swyft Filings offers that ZenBusiness doesn’t:
What ZenBusiness offers that Swyft Filings doesn’t:
And the Winner Is…
Pricing: Swyft Filings
While Swyft Filings is cheap, we need to note their fine print—you will be charged an additional $149 Registered Agent Fee when your paperwork goes through with your state. But even with that, they’re still cheaper than ZenBusinesss.
Like we’ll mention below, ZenBusiness has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, and that speaks to their experience, and the experience of their customers.
Customer Support: ZenBusiness
This, again, came from their BBB rating. They also have an accuracy guarantee, that if your paperwork is absolutely correct, you get your money back.
Turnaround Time: Swyft Filings
Swyft Filings isn’t just the fastest between these two; they’re the fastest filing and Registered Agent Company we’ve reviewed. The website is fast, the checkout is fast, and they even offer a turnaround from the state in less than a week.
Overall - ZenBusiness
While we loved everything about Swyft Filings, we did have to note that for the first-time business owner, they’re probably not the site to go with.
They are fast, but perhaps a little too fast. It does get lost in their low-cost structure that you will be charged an additional $149 later down the road. And the education and other services offered by ZenBusiness just can’t be beat.
And the winner is - ZenBusiness
- Only $39 to get started
- Great customer reviews
- Registered agent service included
- Excellent customer support