In-Depth Comparison

Smith.ai vs. EBQ (formerly EBQuickstart)

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 EBQ (formerly EBQuickstart)

COSTS & SETUP

Pricing
Per contact
Per specialist/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
5 days
Minimum commitment
6 months
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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
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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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Payment collection
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Answer basic FAQs
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Email & SMS follow up
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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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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+
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Take the faster path to growth.
Get Smith.ai today.

Affordable plans for every budget.
While EBQ focuses on marketing and sales, Smith.ai delivers comprehensive sales outreach.

EBQ offers outsourced marketing and sales support for technology companies, but Smith.ai focuses on strategic sales outreach across industries β€” ranging from legal and SaaS to home services and veterinarians. Smith.ai’s sales-trained SDRs perform targeted outreach to meet your most important business goals.

EBQ offers agency-like services including web design, content marketing, and CRM optimization β€” along with sales support and appointment setting. Smith.ai’s entire focus is on meeting your sales objectives. All of our plans include white-glove setup, script writing, client onboarding, and a dedicated account manager. We make up to five calls to each lead and use a call-first strategy that incorporates text and email follow-ups with detailed information.

We also include β€” at no additional cost β€” appointment setting directly on your calendar, new-client intake form completion, outbound business caller ID, and CRM or Zapier integration. More importantly, we integrate with over 5,000 CRMs, marketing platforms, calendars, and billing systems. Through these integrations, we can automatically import leads into our system from yours. By piping those leads directly to Smith.ai for immediate outbound engagement, we can improve your speed to lead and boost conversation rates.

EBQ doesn’t offer advanced features β€” like payment collection or call routing β€” that are important to most businesses. Our professionals are not only experienced in sales development but have the ability to become true business partners. We directly integrate with your operation. Our team works with you to establish campaign objectives and build a strategy specifically around meeting those goals.

Smith.ai plans start at just $12 per lead, with a minimum of only 50 leads. But even if you don’t have lead lists on hand, you can incorporate Outreach Campaigns into your sales efforts. We can quickly build targeted lead lists for cold calling for a low cost of $1/lead, which includes strategy and research, along with sample list data, so you have confidence the leads match your ICP and target audience.

While EBQ and Smith.ai have dashboards that allow you to monitor campaign progress, Smith.ai gives you full visibility into your campaign’s success, allowing you to track results accurately and in real-time. Plus, we offer 24/7 inbound coverage. Our virtual receptionists are available to add to any Outreach Campaign plan for just $285 per month. We offer 24/7 live chat, too, so leads visiting your website 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.

For higher quality sales development, more robust features and integrations, and better reporting capabilities, Smith.ai is the superior choice over EBQ.

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

5.0 stars
4.9 stars
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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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Take the faster path to growth.
Get Smith.ai today.

Affordable plans for every budget.