In-Depth Comparison

Smith.ai vs. HelloSells

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 HelloSells

COSTS & SETUP

Pricing
Per contact
Per minute
Starting cost
$12/contact
$1.19-$2.35/minute
Set-up fee
$750
Monthly minimum
50 warm contacts or 1,000 cold contacts
200 minutes
Setup & onboarding period
1-2 days
1-2 days
Minimum commitment
6 months
1 month
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
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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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✘ Slack & SMS only
Goal-oriented workflows
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Call recording & transcription
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✘ Call recordings 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+
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Take the faster path to growth.
Get Smith.ai today.

Affordable plans for every budget.
HelloSells focuses on lead qualification while Smith.ai offers comprehensive sales outreach.

HelloSells agents focus on lead qualification and appointment scheduling. Smith.ai offers a more comprehensive sales development solution β€” strategically built around your specific campaign objectives. Whether it’s to immediately follow up on sales inquiries, screen leads, invite contacts to an event, seek new online reviews, or book sales appointments β€” our team of sales-trained, North America-based agents provide the sales support you need.Β 

All of our plans include white-glove setup, script writing, client onboarding, and a dedicated account manager. We are available 24/7/365 to call your leads in either English or Spanish, while our SDRs have specific training in sales outreach to deliver real business results. Our AI makes a difference, too. It guides the conversations held by our agents so they can work past any stalls or objections and see better conversion rates.Β 

At Smith.ai, we bundle key features we know businesses need. We set appointments, complete new-client intake forms, and offer outbound business caller ID. We also connect to over 5,000 CRMs, marketing platforms, calendars, billing systems, and form software. Through these integrations, we can automatically pipe leads from your database to ours β€” allowing our agents to immediately engage with your leads and improve speed to lead. Our technology doesn’t stop there. You will receive full visibility into each of your campaigns through your client dashboard. You can monitor statuses, attempts we’ve made, and call outcomes per contact to better measure campaign performance and ROI.

Smith.ai offers affordable sales support. Our per-contact pricing model means your monthly costs will be based on how many contacts you’d like us to reach on your behalf. Plans start at just $12 per lead, with a minimum of only 200 leads. Our SDRs make up to five outbound calls per contact and send follow-up emails and text messages to improve engagement rates. We can work off your lists or quickly supply targeted leads for cold calling for a low cost of $1 per lead. With HelloSells, you’ll need to supply your own lists, and manually send before calls begin.

Our agents can handle inbound calls, too. 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. We also offer 24/7 live chat so leads visiting your website after receiving our outreach campaigns 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.Β 

For growth-minded businesses looking for strategic sales outreach, rich, flexible features, and robust CRM integrations, Smith.ai is the superior choice over HelloSells.

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
5.0 stars
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.