Corpnet Review – 2019

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Corpnet is another popular LLC provider and has been around since 1997. It has helped over 100,000 businesses in a variety of industries with their business structure needs. Similar to other services, it assists businesses with choosing between LLCs, LLPs and different types of corporations. This company has received mostly positive reviews online as can been seen by its A+ BBB profile, 9.8 rating on Trust Pilot, and a 5-star rating on Trust Link.

Besides having positive online reviews, they’ve been featured on major news networks like Fox News, Bloomberg and The New York Times. Not only has this grown their client base, but it establishes trust with future clients. This choice is good for those that want primarily business services like trademarks, forming an LLC and/or corporation with top notch service.

However, this service isn’t ideal for those looking for other legal assistance like real estate contracts. Those that want this additional feature could look into Rocket Lawyer for assistance. It’s also not optimal for those bootstrapping their LLC. Instead, consider starting an LLC for only $49 with IncFile.

Features

Corpnet has many key features which include name check, filing articles of organization, registered agent services, and its compliance tool. One of its most unique features is the compliance tool that reminds business owners of important deadlines like filing taxes, annual reports and more. This compliance tool is the main selling point for this company and is pretty user-friendly. For example, it shows events, as well as due dates by color-coded schemes and, can even automate many compliance tasks like filing paperwork.

Aside from helping businesses start LLCs, it also has choices that enable sole proprietors to implement DBAs or Doing Business As. Many small proprietors start their businesses using their name, especially if they’re a service based business like a landscaper. A DBA allows the business owner to operate under a name that is different from his or her original name.

They also have packages that give the business owner an EIN, file with appropriate states and other a la carte options. For example, users can purchase separate products like corporate bylaws templates, minutes journals, and a seal embosser. These add on products can allow a business owner to lay out specific rules for their bylaws, develop confidence and establish credibility with customers as well as other third parties.

Pricing

Corpnet has three pricing tiers which are Basic, Deluxe, and Complete, with each option costing $108, $228, and $249 respectively not including state fees. These price structures are pretty affordable, but users have complained about hidden fees like those charged for shipping. Corpnet will ship documents through USPS for an additional $29 per document.

The basic package includes typical features like name lookup, filing organization documents, the corporate compliance tool and a 60 day registered agent free trial. After the trial, it charges $149 per year to access this service. This fee is cheaper than other options, but it’s not as competitive as other firms like InCorp or IncFile.

Having the deluxe package entitles users to the same features of the basic package, an EIN, document prep service, print delivery and a year of registered agent services. This package saves users money by not having them purchase the registered agent service separately.

The complete package includes all the features from the deluxe package along with an LLC operating agreement and official seal. The operating agreement lays out the rules of a specific business with Corpnet drafting the entire document for you.

Customer support

Corpnet has excellent support that can be accessed via phone or email from 10 am to 8 PM EST during the week. It also sets itself apart from the competition by having Spanish speaking representatives. This is useful as Spanish is the most common language spoken in the US after English. Its many positive reviews reflect that it has intelligent representatives that are prompt, friendly and responsive.

Besides having great support, it has a 100% guarantee policy which allows dissatisfied owners to obtain a full refund within 60 days of purchase. They also have an active blog and social media presences on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Customers can find helpful tips about business incorporation and other important themes on each channel.

Pros

  • Compliance tool: This tool is one of Corpnet’s best features. Business owners have to keep track of many deadlines, with this tool automating many tedious processes. It also makes it easier to stay on top of due dates by having an intuitive color-coded dashboard.
  • Additional features: This company offers additional features that other providers don’t like trademark resources. Trademarks are very important for creative-based businesses, which is why Corpnet could be a good choice for them. It also offers great add on products like customizing bylaws and minute journals. These products are also priced reasonable with the bylaws costing just $69.

Cons

  • Pricing: Corpnet has reasonable pricing, but it’s not as competitive as other options. Most providers allow customers to have a free year of registered agent services. Conversely, this service charges it separately for basic package users. Also, it’s received negative reviews for charging additional shipping fees, with some competitors already including this feature in their offerings.

Rating breakdown

  • Overall: 3.875
  • Features: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Ease of Use: 4
  • Customer Service: 4.5

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