In-Depth Comparison

Smith.ai vs. Saleshive

Compare features and see how we create more sales opportunities for your business through our outbound calls.

Smith.ai Virtual Receptionists:
The best alternative to Saleshive

COSTS & SETUP

Pricing
Per contact
Per month
Starting cost
$12/contact
$5,000/month
Set-up fee
$750
Monthly minimum
50 warm contacts or 1,000 cold contacts
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Setup & onboarding period
1-2 days
2-4 weeks
Minimum commitment
6 months
Long-term contract
No
No
Cancellation fee
No
No

OUR AGENTS

North America-based professionals
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24/7/365 live sales calls
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Spanish-speaking agents
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Agents work from quiet home offices
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capabilities

Appointment setting
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Cold calling
βœ” Warm & cold outreach available
✘ Higher tier plans only
Inbound call handling
βœ” From $285/mo, optional
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Warm transfers
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Call transfer notifications via SMS, Slack & Teams
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Complex call routing
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Prospecting & lead engagement
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Lead screening & qualification
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Complete intake & order forms
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✘ Intake only
Payment collection
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Answer basic FAQs
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Email & SMS follow up
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✘ Email only
Event sign-ups & registrations
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CAMPAIGN STRATEGY

Copywriting & script review
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Custom instructions, goals, and workflows backed by AI
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Sales playbooks
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List upload
βœ” API and CSV Upload
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Lead lists provided
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TECHNOLOGY & INTEGRATIONS

Client dashboard with real-time campaign tracking
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CRM, intake & marketing software integration
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Zapier integration
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Calendaring software integration
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Online invoice & payment integration
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SMS, Slack & Teams integration
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Goal-oriented workflows
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Call recording & transcription
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✘ Call recording only
Local caller ID matching
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Open APIs
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CLIENT SUCCESS

Dedicated account manager
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Client support channels
Phone, email, and SMS
Phone and email
Quality assurance team
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Strategic staff per campaign
5+
✘ 1 dedicated sales strategist

Take the faster path to growth.
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Affordable plans for every budget.
Saleshive uses cold calling to book meetings. Smith.ai sources and engages leads to meet your most important business goals.

Saleshive breaks up its service into cold calling & email marketing β€” and doesn’t incorporate text campaigns. They may do a lot of dialing, but Smith.ai spends more time on strategy and engagement of each lead. We recognize that more touchpoints improve engagement rates. Every campaign includes up to five calls per contact, along with text & email follow-up. Our AI-powered agents are able to reach out at the right time β€” and with the right message β€” to meet your most important business goals.Β 

Saleshive refers to itself as a B2B cold-calling company. Prices start at $5,000 per month for just email and LinkedIn campaigns β€” with an additional $3,000 per month added for outbound calls. Smith.ai is a strategic sales partner available 24/7/365. Our sales outreach plans start at just $600 per month, with 50 contacts included at the starting price, and that includes strategy and consulting, white-glove setup, script writing, client onboarding, a dedicated account manager, as well as phone, email, and text outreach. We can work off of your current lead lists or if you need cold calling, we can quickly supply targeted lead lists upon request for a low cost of $1/lead, which includes targeting strategy and research, along with sample list data so you have confidence the leads meet your specific criteria.

Both companies can book meetings on your calendar, but your campaign goals may vary. What about taking a payment, invitations to a webinar, or filling out new-client forms? Smith.ai flexes its approach based on your needs. Our agents follow the strategy that we develop together and lean on our technology to guide our conversations. Specifically, our AI helps our team stay focused on your campaign objective, push past stalls or objections, and navigate calls more successfully.Β 

With both companies, you have access to a client dashboard for visibility into your campaign’s success. But with Smith.ai, we’ll provide access to call recordings and searchable call transcripts β€” giving you the flexibility to find conversations quickly without needing to remember the day or time of the call. We also integrate with your CRM. Through these integrations, we can automatically import leads into our system from yours for immediate outbound engagement.Β 

We also offer the option to have inbound coverage when leads call back in response to voicemails and messages sent to them. Our 24/7 virtual receptionists are available to add to any Outreach Campaign plan for just $285 per month, ensuring 360-degree coverage of your leads, particularly those with the highest intent. We even offer 24/7 live chat so leads visiting your website after receiving our outreach are greeted and engaged immediately. We handle the entire β€œfrontline” of your lead flow so you never need to worry about in-house coverage when our campaigns are running on your behalf.

For objective-focused businesses that need strategic sales outreach, affordable pricing, and deep call analytics β€” Smith.ai is the superior choice over Saleshive.

Strategic ways to enhance your sales team

Warm engagement for inbound leads and clients, and cold prospecting to accelerate sales growth from the ground up.

Warm engagement

Plans starting at

$600
Per
month

Cold prospecting

Plans starting at

$10,000
Per
month
Per-contact pricing, not per-minute or per-agent
Ongoing support to meet your business objectives
North America-based agents who work 24/7
Custom campaigns with no annual contracts
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Trusted by 3,000+ businesses

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4.6 stars
Crushing sales quotas
Before Smith.ai, I’d have to monitor the lead inbox. Now, Smith.ai is making the outbound call as soon as the lead comes in. They vet it for me and I get to talk to only qualified leads. We essentially have a team of intake people who know our product and work directly for us.
Adam Cohen
Managing Partner, Ticket Crushers

END-TO-END INTEGRATIONS

We play well with your software

Calls, chats & appointments are automatically logged in your systems. Real-time syncing with over 5,000 integrations.
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Affordable plans for every budget.