Ratings Highlights


SWYFT FILINGS LEGALZOOM
Overall Value 3.31/5 3.4/5
Cost Value 4.5/5 3/5
Customer Service 1.5/5 3.5/5
Ease of Use 3.5/5 3.5/5
Included Features 3.5/5 3/5

Both Swyft filings and LegalZoom are reliable companies for LLC formation, among other services. While neither of these services offer an inexpensive services, there is a significant advantage Swyft Filings has in cost and value over LegalZoom at all package and service levels. Below, we examine each service's LLC formation packages for an in-depth look.

Our Recommendation: Swyft Filings

Form an LLC
with Swyft Filings

($49 + State Fees)

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Side-By-Side Comparison


Swyft Filings and LegalZoom do more than just form your LLC. They each offer additional services, either included in their formation packages or sold separate. You can view the following chart below for our side-by-side look at each company’s lowest cost LLC formation package.

Please note that the service costs for each tier do not include the State filing fees.

Side-by-side: Basic Tier

Order Processing Time

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Swyft Filings
7 day processing with the state; $50 extra for expedited 1 business day processing
4-5 days for delivery of documents from Swyft Filings
LegalZoom
30 days
Registered Agent

The company will act as your legal point of contact for the government to receive important notifications or mailings on your behalf.

Swyft Filings
$149 extra per year
LegalZoom
$159 extra per year
Operating Agreement

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Swyft Filings
$35 extra
LegalZoom
$99 extra
EIN Registration

Employer Identification Number (EIN) works essentially the same as an individual’s social security number, except for businesses. It’s how the government is able to keep track of your business’ tax status.

Swyft Filings
$70 extra
LegalZoom
$60 extra, must be bundled with Operating Agreement for a total of $159
Annual Compliance

The company will keep you notified of upcoming legal filing requirements, such as your annual reports.

Swyft Filings
Free ComplianceGuard™ Company Alerts
LegalZoom
One month free, $320/year after
Advisory Services

Advisory services provide additional resources or advice on matters pertaining to business, law, and/or tax.

Swyft Filings
Tax: Free 30-minute consultation
LegalZoom
Web Domain

The company will assist or arrange for an affiliate to help reserve a domain name for your company website.

Swyft Filings
Free domain name
LegalZoom

Side-by-side: Middle Tier

Order Processing Time

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Swyft Filings
7 day processing with the state; $50 extra for expedited 1 business day processing
4-5 days for delivery of documents from Swyft Filings
LegalZoom
15 days
Registered Agent

The company will act as your legal point of contact for the government to receive important notifications or mailings on your behalf.

Swyft Filings
$149 extra per year
LegalZoom
$159/year
Operating Agreement

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Swyft Filings
Included in package
LegalZoom
$99 extra
EIN Registration

Employer Identification Number (EIN) works essentially the same as an individual’s social security number, except for businesses. It’s how the government is able to keep track of your business’ tax status.

Swyft Filings
Included in package
LegalZoom
$60 extra, must be bundled with Operating Agreement for a total of $159
Annual Compliance

The company will keep you notified of upcoming legal filing requirements, such as your annual reports.

Swyft Filings
Free ComplianceGuard™ Company Alerts
LegalZoom
One month free, $320/year after
Advisory Services

Advisory services provide additional resources or advice on matters pertaining to business, law, and/or tax.

Swyft Filings
Tax: Free 30-minute consultation
LegalZoom
Web Domain

The company will assist or arrange for an affiliate to help reserve a domain name for your company website.

Swyft Filings
Free domain name
LegalZoom

Side-by-side: Top Tier

Order Processing Time

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Swyft Filings
1 day expedited processing with the state included
1-2 business days for delivery of documents from Swyft Filings
LegalZoom
15 days
Registered Agent

The company will act as your legal point of contact for the government to receive important notifications or mailings on your behalf.

Swyft Filings
$149 extra per year
LegalZoom
$159/year
Operating Agreement

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Swyft Filings
Included in package
LegalZoom
$99 extra
EIN Registration

Employer Identification Number (EIN) works essentially the same as an individual’s social security number, except for businesses. It’s how the government is able to keep track of your business’ tax status.

Swyft Filings
Included in package
LegalZoom
$60 extra, must be bundled with Operating Agreement for a total of $159
Annual Compliance

The company will keep you notified of upcoming legal filing requirements, such as your annual reports.

Swyft Filings
Free ComplianceGuard™ Company Alerts
LegalZoom
One month free, $320/year after
Advisory Services

Advisory services provide additional resources or advice on matters pertaining to business, law, and/or tax.

Swyft Filings
LegalZoom
Web Domain

The company will assist or arrange for an affiliate to help reserve a domain name for your company website.

Swyft Filings
Free website domain name and 3 months of hosting
LegalZoom

Our Recommendation: Swyft Filings

Form an LLC
with Swyft Filings

($49 + State Fees)

Key Considerations


Neither an operating agreement nor an EIN number is included in the basic pricing package for either company.

Swyft Filings lets you add these a la carte to the Basic package if you need it, and includes them at the Standard and Premium levels.

LegalZoom, however, does not bundle these into any package, offering both for a separate $159 fee, or just an operating agreement for $99.

Want a free operating agreement and EIN? Sign up for a free business center account and use our operating agreement template and learn how to obtain an EIN from the IRS for free.

Neither company rates well for customer service in our experience. LegalZoom consistently rates poorly on sites such as only getting a 3.3/5 on Sitejabber.com out of 660 reviews. In our own experience contacting Swyft Filings, we noticed inconsistencies in the support we received, leading us to the low score seen above.

Swyft Filings includes a free website with the purchase of the Premium package. They’ll also include hosting and a customizable website free for 3 months via an unnamed website provider. Their offer claims this is a $400 value, but we were unable to verify.