Comparing Otter Waiver vs SmartWaiver

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Otter Waiver vs SmartWaiver

Otter Waiver can be up to 12 times cheaper for businesses

If you’re a low volume business with less than 500 participants a year, moving from Smartwaiver to Otter will generate serious savings.

When it comes to Smartwaiver’s monthly fees, you are overpaying if you aren’t hitting the max amount of waivers each month for 12 months straight. Even if you are, you’re likely to find that Otter is the cheaper option. As a Smartwaiver alternative, Otter can come out to 12 times cheaper per month in certain cases. Take a look at some of these “waivers signed” scenarios.

Otter Waiver
up to 300 / yr
up to 500 / yr
up to 1,000 / yr
up to 2,000 / yr
up to 3,500 / yr
up to 5,000 / yr
up to 10,000 / yr
Source: SmartWaiver Pricing Page Date: 03/10/2021

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Off-season and Waiver storage can be pricey with SmartWaiver

Businesses tend to have off-seasons, slow seasons, and busy seasons - occasionally all within the same year. With Smartwaiver you have to constantly watch your numbers to know when to adjust your plan or go to a storage plan. Most business owners don’t have time for that, and yet, if they don’t make time they will end up overpaying.

Otter charges 3 credits for 1 gig of storage every month whether on or off. We keep your waivers securely stored and since we are pay-as-you-go, you never have to worry about switching plans. As you can see in our model, our credits get cheaper the more you store. Otter believes that the more you use, the more you should save.

Otter Waiver
Off Season Storage under 10K
Off Season Storage under 50K
Off Season Storage under 200K
Off Season Storage under 400K

Otter vs SmartWaiver monthly plans: Get more features for less money.

Save time, save money, and get more features to make your operation run smoother.
With Otter Waiver, there are no long-term contracts or ongoing subscription fees. Sign up for free and gain access to all of Otter’s innovative features for only $0.10* per signed waiver credit. You can even set up auto refills when your account credits get low. The more credits you buy, the more you save! No Credit Card required

Otter Waiver
Certificate of authenticity? Required by ESIGN Act & UETA guidelines
Unlimited waiver storage
Build unlimited waivers (if no how many>?)
Check in participants
Custom waiver link
Export data records
Free trial
Search participants
Secure waiver signing site
Support chat
API integrations
Contactless signing (Link, QR Code)
Kiosk app (android / IOS)
Offline waiver signing
Unlimited team members
Build unlimited waiver templates
Donation management
Environmental impact report
Nonprofit discount

SmartWaiver: the more waivers you have each month, the more you pay.

Smartwaiver’s free plan is limited to one month. The moment you hit your max waivers for the month you will be charged a lot for overages or have to blance when to upgrade to the next plan. Smartwaiver’s base plans are 4x more for any small company starting out — but keep in mind, the price is recalculated according to the number of waivers used as your business grows.

OtterWaiver: only pay for what you use and enjoy unlimited features

With Otter, the only minimum is $10 = 100 credits to buy to reload your account. So if you are an outfit serving 500 participants expect to pay for what you use which might only be $50 for the year. Otter’s entire pricing structure is based on the number of waivers signed, not a locked in monthly subscription. Most businesses save close to $400-$1000 or more from switching to Otter Waiver.

Otter gives you the flexibility to grow your business as large as you want. Once you’re ready to scale up your signing volume you can purchase in bulk or ask about our committed use plan.

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See why people switch to Otter

Erika klotz
The Selfie Room
“My team LOVES Otter Waiver. It made the check in process for our customers quicker. With the QR code, Otter Waiver allowed us to go contactless which made our customers feel more secure during these crazy COVID times. I love that it also keeps our business legally covered with eSignature.”
Harrison Ruffin
Astro Paragliding
“We have been using Otter Waiver for the last few months at Astro Paragliding and The Free Kiting Clinic, it's been liberating. No more paper waivers, improved productivity on site all with an easy, intuitive phone application. I especially like the QR code.”
Ben White
White Cloud Adventures
“I am so grateful for the ease and security of Otter Waiver. It is easy and intuitive to set up, easy to send to clients, and easy for them to fill out. I work in a field where time is of the essence, and having them sign the waiver before they show up expedites the process and allows for greater overall enjoyment for everybody.”