Swyft Filings Review
Overall Ranking/Score: #1B
Overall, we found Swyft Filings to be a good value compared to competing business formation websites. You can read our full review below for details. To understand how Swyftfilings.com compares and ranks to other business formation websites, review our Comparison Chart.
Prices for Swyft Filings start at $49, which is the lowest price we’ve found for business formation websites. (IncFile and MyUSACorp also charge $49.) However, this does not include costs to obtain your employer identification number ($70 extra) or receive electronic delivery of state documents ($20). A full-service package, which includes several additional services, costs $299. State fees cost extra, as is the case with all business formation websites.
Free Business Consultation
Have questions about starting your business? You can schedule a free business consultation through the Swyft Filings website. Their business formation professionals can answer questions like, “What are the differences between a corporation and an LLC?” and, “Why is a business plan important, and who should write it?”
Based on the name Swyft Filings, one would expect fast service — and one would be correct. Processing begins immediately after you place your order. All orders placed by 3pm EST will be filed with the state on the same day the order is placed. Orders submitted after 3pm EST will be processed the following business day.
Ease of Use
Choose your business type, select a state and package, enter your information and submit payment. That sounds easy enough. We clicked through the steps when writing this Swyft Filings review, and found the site easy to navigate. There are also helpful articles on the site to answer questions if you’re not sure which option to choose.
Neat Feature #1: Lifetime Customer Support
Some companies seem to lose interest in their customers after services have been paid in full. In contrast, Swyft Filings offers lifetime customer support. That can be helpful if questions or concerns crop up after you’ve already started your new business.
Neat Feature #2: Speak with a Business Specialist
All of their customers are assigned a personal Business Specialist. Customers get their Business Specialist’s direct phone number and email. Have questions? Just call your personal Business Specialist. No need to wait in a pool of phone calls.
Neat Feature #3: Foreign Qualification
If you wish to do business in a state other than the one in which you originally incorporated, Swyft Filings offers Foreign Qualification Services for $199 + state fees.
Specialty in Business Formation
Swyft Filings specializes in business formation services. It doesn’t focus on wills, divorce forms or legal documents.
You can contact customer service by phone, live chat, email and fax. In addition, Swyft Filings customers get a phone number and email for their personal Business Specialist.
The Swyft Filings website carries the standard warning that the company is not a law firm and cannot offer legal advice. As such, its prices are less than what an attorney would charge to form your business.
Online business formation services are offered for the entire United States through Swyft Filings — you may select your state when choosing the service you wish to order.
Swyft Filings services are divided into two categories: (1) Start Your Business and (2) Manage Your Business. You can choose various business types, and add extra services like requesting a Certificate of Good Standing, or filing dissolution.
Swyft Filings Reviews and Testimonials
Swyft Filings reviews can be found on the company’s website, by clicking the “Shopper Approved” icon at the bottom of the page. The company has achieved a 4.6 Overall Satisfaction Rating, based on 4,874 customer ratings, according to the third-party review host. Positive reviews of Swyft Filings praised ease of use as well as phone and online support. One negative review mentioned hidden fees at the end of the purchase.
Swyft Filings LLC is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and has not been rated by the BBB. However, you can find reviews of the company on the BBB website. As of the date of this Swyft Filings review writing, the BBB website’s Customer Review Rating section reported reviews for Swyft Filings to be 71% positive and 29% negative.
Ten complaints had been filed with the BBB on the date of this review. For the majority of these complaints, details were unavailable — which makes it difficult to comment on the veracity of the issues. You can read the BBB reviews on Swyft Filings.
Swyft Filings offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Customers can contact Customer Service to request resolution of issues. Customers may request a refund if unsatisfied.
In Business Since
According to the BBB, the company was formed on April 1, 2012.
Swyft Filings is Norton Secured, and features a Norton Shopping Guarantee. When you buy from Swyft Filings, you receive $10,000 of free ID theft protection, a $1000 purchase guarantee, and a $100 lowest price guarantee, according to the Norton Shopping Guarantee website. While the shopping guarantee checked out, we got this message when we clicked the “Norton Secured” logo: “We are unable to verify the status of this seal at this time.”
In addition to a small handful of negative reviews, the only concerning negative factor we found was the Norton Secured message mentioned above. However, this may be a glitch in the company’s website. We recommend directing any questions to the service provider.
Swyft Filings has a low price, easy-to-use website, and mostly positive reviews. We did notice the lack of an “About Us” page, which could build trust by telling website users about the people behind the company, and/or the company’s history — something Swyft Filings was lacking. This, combined with the inability to verify the site’s Norton Secured status, prevent us from ranking this company among the top online business formation websites. However, all other aspects of the site appear to be satisfactory.