Looking to form a business? Enlisting a provider like Incfile or CorpNet is highly recommended. Both prepare and file your paperwork in a more secure and structured way than your typical DIY approach.
In this Incfile vs. CorpNet comparison, we’ll answer the big question—which is the better service for you?
While both services do the same things, there are several major differences to consider, including Incfile’s considerably lower price for its basic package. By the time you finish, you’ll know which company is likely the best option for you. Enjoy!
Incfile ($0 + State Fees)
CorpNet and Incfile will both help you start your business, but they really only have one thing in common: both offer a year of registered agent service.
However, in CorpNet’s basic package, it is only available for 60 days.
What Sets Them Apart
Now that we have seen what the two providers have in common, let’s look at a few details that set them apart.
1) Shipping Costs
CorpNet’s prices don’t include shipping, therefore, a fee of $29 applies to all packages.
Incfile’s base price is $0 while CorpNet’s is $108 (including that shipping fee mentioned above). CorpNet’s complete package is $278 including shipping, coming out a little less than Incfile’s at $299.
3) Customer feedback
While Incfile’s customer feedback is mostly positive, CorpNet has zero critical reviews, which is an impressive feat.
4) Registered agent
Both include a registered agent. However, CorpNet’s basic package only includes this feature for 60 days compared to a full year with Incfile.
5) Customer service
CorpNet is a family-owned company with an emphasis on customer service that makes you feel like you are a part of their family as well. Incfile also has a good track record with customer service, however, their popularity means less accessibility.
Pricing and Turnaround Times
INCFILE STARTS AT $0
There are three Incfile packages that you can choose from: Silver, Gold and Platinum.
When it comes to turnaround times, Incfile varies dramatically by state. Standard processing times range from one week to eight weeks, while expedited processing takes anywhere from just one day to nearly a full month.
We mentioned Incfile’s cool real-time order status tracking feature earlier. Take a look for yourself:
From pre-processing to final shipping, Incfile lets you know exactly where you stand during every step of the process. Another cool feature Incfile offers is a specialized dashboard that you have lifetime access to. You’ll be notified of any requirements you need to take care of in the future, with your state, county and more. This is extremely helpful for entrepreneurs who want to stay on top of compliance matters with no surprises!
Of course, we have to mention again that Incfile includes both a full year of registered agent service and Tax ID numbers for free in their top two packages. That’s a ton of added value — if your company happens to need those services.
CORPNET STARTS AT $79
There are three CorpNet packages that you can choose from: Basic, Deluxe, and Complete.
Just as a reminder, CorpNet doesn’t include shipping with their package prices, so an additional $29 should be added to calculate the true price.
With that in mind, their LLC formation service starts at $108 and goes up to $278.
As far as turnaround time goes, it varies by state. It is a good idea to check the estimates in your state so you have a better idea of the timeline.
That considered, Incfile is generally faster than CorpNet, whose general time is frame is 40-60 days, unless you pay more.
As we mentioned before, CorpNet has zero critical reviews, which is a great sign that their customer service is exceptional.
Here are a few examples:
“Excellent customer support and a dedicated team. Fast turnaround!” -Peter
“Amanda Beren is wonderful to work with! She is always super responsive and helpful to those like myself who do not have a lot of experience in this field. CorpNet has an extremely quick turnaround time and they provide real time updates/tracking. Would definitely recommend CorpNet to anyone!” -Tamara
Incfile also has a positive history in terms of customer reviews. While they are less accessible, they typically respond the same day to customer questions and maintain positive relationships with their customers.
Here are a few examples of customer reviews:
“I normally get my corp filings from another company, but after purchasing a corp thru Incfile.com, and how fast I received everything, this is my new go-to for legal business filings. Highly recommend!" -Susan H.
“Quick and simple. Also, the dashboard they provide makes it easy to stay up to date and current on any the business issues having to do with the LLC." -Geoff V.
Which Should you Choose?
When it comes down to it, Incfile is the best deal for the money. You get all of the same features at a much lower price.
That being said, if your priority is personalized, exceptional customer service, CorpNet is a great option for you.