10 trade shows in 80 days: JP’s tips for making exhibitor life easier

Our market lead, Jeaneane Peek (JP), has been to 10 trade shows in the last 80 days.

That’s a lot of continental hotel breakfasts!

While she loves interacting with attendees face-to-face and showing prospective clients how InsureSign works with onsite demos, she knows that many parts of “exhibitor life” can be a hassle.

With our simple & speedy e-signature software, InsureSign, JP can fill out and sign trade-show registration paperwork in a flash — but that’s just one way she makes processes easier. 

We recently sat down with JP to hear all of her tips and tricks for simplifying trade show sign-up, set-up and onsite management. 

Here’s what she shared with us: 

What can exhibitors do in advance to make the trade-show registration process easier? 

JP: Before you book your flight, hotel room or booth, sign up for email alerts from the conference manager — sometimes they give out early-bird rates for all three! Check out the trade-show floor plan to map out the best spot for foot-traffic; you’ll want to put your booth there. 

Also, it’s vital that you submit your booth’s information in the conference program, since it’s like the trade show menu for attendees. If you’re not in the program, attendees may never know you’re there. For submitting forms like these, I use InsureSign to get fill them in and sign them quickly and efficiently. 

What are some easy ways exhibitors can follow up on conversations from trade shows? 

JP: Before the show begins, it’s helpful to know which attendees are current customers and which are prospects. When you receive a business card, take notes on the back of conversations so you can easily follow up with a personalized note. After the show, I send a quick note or call to all current customers I saw that day, saying how nice it was to see them, and remind them of our Pro plan and newest upgrades. 

Do you have a  go-to resource you’d recommend for exhibiting? 

JP: Fortunately, there is a trade show bible — The Exhibitor Handbook, which provides helpful information on exhibitor how-to’s, including booth installation and booth tear-down times (which are strictly enforced by conference programs). I highly recommend every exhibitor read this before his or her first trade show. It’s a good source to use as a check-off list when planning your booth set-up. 

How can exhibitors make it easier to attract prospective customers to their booth and keep their attention? 

JP: Create a booth that people want to come to using interactive content, like touchscreen tablets or prize entries. Use lots of imagery and graphics to grab people’s attention from the aisle and have something unique on hand to giveaway as a party favor. We give away doggie bones and kitty lollipops to our attendees and they’re a hit! People love to show me their fur babies, and I’m always happy to give them our specially-made InsureSign treat. 

 

Ready to try JP’s No. 1 way to efficiently complete and sign trade-show forms? Start a risk-free 14-day trial of InsureSign today, and see how easy conference paperwork can become for yourself.

What does Formstack’s acquisition of InsureSign mean for me?

We’re thrilled to announce that InsureSign has been acquired by Formstack, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company transforming the way people collect information and put it to work.

What does that mean for our new and existing users?

Well, first and foremost, it means you’ll still enjoy the same InsureSign, and you can continue to secure signatures the easiest, fastest and most secure way possible. 

Plus, now that we’ve joined the Formstack family, you can look forward to an expanded team working on new innovations to make your life even easier (not to mention time-saving integrations with Formstack’s suite of software).

Since we launched in 2011, we’ve grown to tens of thousands of users across industries and companies of all sizes, and we look forward to keeping the same full team on board that works tirelessly to simplify your workflows. 

That being said, we know the “a” word can be scary (even though we promise it’s a good thing), so we wanted to address your questions and let you know that the acquisition means nothing but positive things for you in the future. 

If I don’t use Formstack, can I still use InsureSign?
Absolutely. For existing InsureSign users, it will be “business as usual” when it comes to the signing process. You’ll be able to access your account and send/receive documents like normal, regardless of whether you’re a Formstack user.

Is the login process changing?
Not one bit! The acquisition won’t have any impact on how you access your InsureSign account — just log in as you normally would. If you’re a current Formstack user, then we hope you’ll take InsureSign for a spin via our free no-risk 14-day trial. 

Will InsureSign’s integration with my agency management system change?
Whether you’re using our integration with Applied Epic, QQCatalyst, HawkSoft or countless other management systems, your current process will remain the same.

Will this affect the signing process?
We have some exciting additional features and integrations in the works as a result of the acquisition, but our interface will remain easy-to-use.

Is the InsureSign team going away?
The InsureSign team is remaining the same — we’re just all joining the Formstack family.

Would I benefit from using Formstack?
Like InsureSign, Formstack improves workplace productivity. If you ever create forms to collect information, Formstack’s online form builder will make your life a lot easier. Formstack also owns a suite of other tools to help your workflow, like WebMerge, Bedrock Data and QuickTapSurvey. If you’re interested, you can give Formstack a free try here.

What is going to change?
There won’t be any changes to how you get documents signed with InsureSign, but you may see some tiny updates along the way (like our logo). The only real changes will be coming in the future, and they’ll all be additional time-saving innovations aimed at optimizing your signing process!

Still have questions? Our team is happy to answer any questions you have. Just send us an email.

When to log off: Making the most of your summer vacation

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It’s no secret that the majority of Americans are “workaholics.” According to CNBC, nearly half of U.S. workers put in over 50 hours of work per week without extra pay.

Constantly being on the clock can make it hard for you to log off when it’s time for a vacation.

A report from the U.S. Travel Association reveals 212 million vacation days were unused in 2018, which is an equivalent to $62.2 billion in lost benefits. This year, reports show 4% of Americans will not ask for personal time off this year at all — even though their companies offer it.

Your paid time off (PTO) is part of your compensation package and taking advantage of those benefits can make you more productive in the long run. We know it can be hard for some to take time off, and can be even harder to unplug and de-stress while on vacation. Sometimes work is just unavoidable, but we’ve listed a few strategies below to make your experience seamless.

Here are some helpful ways to make the most of your OOO status and enjoy your vacation:

Before you go:

  • Don’t over-commit. A Glassdoor survey reveals that 66% of Americans admit to working while on vacation. If you know you’re heading out of town, don’t take on new projects when you know you won’t be able to finish them. Be honest with yourself before promising due dates and give yourself enough time to complete the task. If a project is left unfinished, tag in a colleague to assist well in advance.
  • Write an effective out-of-office email. You probably already know that it’s proper business protocol to set an OOO email if you’re unavailable during work hours. Perfect your OOO email by keeping it short and sweet. List the dates you’ll be out, a point of contact and when you’ll be returning. Wired.com recently shared these useful tips for crafting the perfect OOO email.
  • Be mindful of adding to your coworkers’ workloads. More than half of America’s workers say filling in for a colleague can be a “significantly stressful event.” To keep from doubling your teams’ workloads, plan for who will handle your tasks/projects while you’re out. You’ll want to provide your coworkers with all the documents/emails/information so it’s easier for them to help you. They will appreciate how seamless you made it for them to fill your shoes (and might return the favor when it’s time for their own PTO). 

While you’re gone:

  • Turn off email notifications on your phone. Turn off all notifications on your phone so you’re not distracted while trying to relax. Receiving a constant stream of notifications from your inbox will make you feel anxious and pressured to respond right away.
  • Don’t talk about work. According to a Glassdoor survey, 14% of responders said a family member or loved one complained about their workload while on vacation. Your workaholic tendencies can affect your family’s vacation time, too. Enjoy your time away and be present in the moment.
  • Limit your email check-ins. Give yourself boundaries when it comes to checking your emails. This Fast Company article recommends you allow yourself 15 minutes in the morning and evening to check emails while on vacation. Checking in periodically, but not spending too long engaging, can help manage your work-related anxiety.

When work comes up while OOO, these tools can help. We know vacations can’t always be 100% work-free. Luckily, there are plenty of tools to make those situations easier and help you get back to enjoying your time off.

  • The Pomodoro technique is a useful time management tool that uses 25 minute time-block intervals to teach you how to work with time instead of against it. Working and taking breaks in segments can help you prioritize your workload in a more efficient way (and remind you when it’s time to get back to your vacation).
  • Boomerang allows you to schedule or snooze emails ahead of time on both Gmail and Outlook. Pretty handy option to use while on vacation so you can schedule emails for a later time and return to your trip activities.
  • InsureSign (the No. 1 e-signature software for usability) makes it simple to get any document signed from wherever you are. Just realized you forgot to get a contract signed before heading to the beach? Then quickly hop online, and send it off for signing electronically in seconds with InsureSign. (The final digitally-signed document will automatically be emailed back to you, so it’ll be sitting in your box when you’re back from OOO time.)  Start your risk-free 14-day trial today by clicking here.

Although it may seem counterintuitive, taking the time you need to truly unplug can reap major dividends for your mental health, enhance your productivity and ultimately, set you up for success. So go ahead: book a flight and pack a bag. It’s good for you.

The case for remote workers: How and why to let your employees work from home

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“Remote workers.” “Working from home.” “Digital nomads.”

No matter what you call it, it’s everywhere: a growing trend, in companies big and small, of staff working from off-site locations.

InsureSign, the e-signature software ranked No. 1 for usability, was an early adopter of remote-working policies. Throughout its seven-year history, Joe Floyd (InsureSign’s founder and CEO) has always had employees working from home.

We asked Joe a few questions about his experience with the practice: how InsureSign manages remote workers, tips for making it work best, and how you can lean on modern tools to make it work for you.

 

Tell us about InsureSign’s remote work culture.

Joe: You know, just about all of our employees work remotely at some time or another—half are remote all the time.

Some of our team works out of our main office in Charleston, but even many of them will work remotely 1-2 days a week, either from home or a local coffee shop. It offers a nice change of pace or even just lets them skip their commutes from time to time.

How long have you had a remote work policy in place?

Joe: We’ve really always been that way. Even our first two employees were remote. It’s baked into our culture, and we’ve been used to it since the very beginning.

How has this policy been good for InsureSign? What are the major benefits to employers?

Joe: It helps us find the ideal person for that job, rather than confining our search to a certain geographical area or requiring someone to relocate. There were a few things we liked to do in person when we were first building the software; it was helpful to have people sitting around the same whiteboard at that point, but since then, it hasn’t been as important.

I do think a work-from-home option increases employee satisfaction, because they know they have some flexibility. And it can boost productivity, too. Some people work best early in the day, but like to take a break in the middle of the day and work late.

Remote work goes hand in hand with the mentality of just getting the job done. Some people are more productive that way than they would be if they were forced to show up early and punch a timecard.

Also, remote work decreases our overhead. Since we don’t have to foot the bill for the rent and utilities it would require to have all of these people in the same room at the same time, we can allocate those funds somewhere else. We compensate by providing our team with the equipment they need to work productively from home.

Any tips for managing remote workers, or for getting remote workers to work well together?

Joe: Having a regular schedule of meetings (and finding the right combination of one-on-ones and team meetings) makes a big difference.

And people are quick to just go for audio calls, but video calls are often much better. It can be kind of a pain, but the face-time is worth it in the end.

If at all possible, plan or encourage your team to get together in person when you can. People travel for plenty of reasons, so we encourage our staff to grab lunch together if they’re in someone’s neighborhood—we’ll pay for it. Or maybe the whole group can travel to a central location once a year for a team gathering.

Or, if there’s a regular sales or customer event that you can send a few of your team members to, that’s a good use of resources. You don’t need to be together all the time to get that sense of cohesiveness, but connecting face-to-face when possible helps.

How does technology factor into InsureSign’s work-from-home policy?

Joe: We use a lot of tools. Slack, for example. There are more and more things out there that make it simple and effective to have people working from home.

I first started working remotely 19 years ago, well before we launched InsureSign. It was frustrating at times. The internet wasn’t as good as it is now, and neither were the communication tools, so I frequently had to go into the office anyway.

That’s not the case now. There are plenty of digital tools available that can make remote work not just doable, but highly productive.

Do you have any caveats or words of caution for employers to keep in mind as they explore a remote work policy?

Joe: I would say one thing: if you’re going to do it, you have to jump in. If you’ve got an office and you’re hiring a bunch of people to work remotely, you need to expand the practice to the rest of the office. Lean in and create a remote work culture. Get everyone on the same page. If remote workers are using digital tools or communications channels, you have to have everyone using them.
 
How are your customers using InsureSign to make remote work easier?

Joe: A lot of our customers use it to onboard remote employees, or to roll out new benefits or programs to existing employees—InsureSign can help with HR in that way, ensuring management has legally-compliant signatures from everyone, no matter where they’re based.

Also, our workflow makes it easy for people in different places to get paperwork signed and approved. If you have multiple signers and approvers who need to touch a document before it’s finalized, InsureSign makes it easy for them to manage that process seamlessly from wherever they are. It’s an excellent tool for getting work done when you have people from the same organization in different places.

Whatever your work-from-home policy is, one thing is for sure: InsureSign’s seamless, easy-to-use interface makes securing signatures from remote customers and coworkers super simple.

Try InsureSign risk-free for 14 days and start getting your documents e-signed in minutes… from wherever your customers are.

The 12 best sales tools in the United States, according to real users

Looking for a way to make your sales process smoother and more effective? G2 Crowd, the world’s leading software review website, has you covered.sales tool e-signature

The site recently dug into its more than 20,000 real-user reviews to identify the top 40 digital tools for sales professionals. Charleston-based InsureSign found itself near the top of the list, sitting at No. 11 and the top-ranked e-signature software platform on the list.

While the full list can be found on G2 Crowd’s website, we’ve highlighted the top 12 featured tools your team can use to make “closing the deal” just a little bit easier.

1. Zoom (G2 Satisfaction Score: 98)
Don’t let distance keep you from giving a face-to-face sales pitch. Zoom video conferencing software provides you with everything you need to conduct virtual meetings, including video, audio and screen-sharing experiences. Zoom is available for all major operating systems.

2. Groove (G2 Satisfaction Score: 97)
See all of the details of your customer relationship in one place with Groove, the leading email tracking software. Over 8,000 users rely on Groove for lead intelligence, email management and sales engagement. The software even allows you to store commonly used templates and reminders for mass use.

3. Skype (G2 Satisfaction Score: 95)
Skype allows you to communicate and collaborate with team members and potential clients effectively. The Microsoft-owned company is considered one of the first pioneers in the video conferencing arena and offers users innovative features such as live audio subtitles.

4. SalesLoft (G2 Satisfaction Score: 96)
Streamline the selling process with SalesLoft, one of the top sales engagement and email tracking platforms. SalesLoft offers real-time email tracking as well as in-app analytics to help increase pitching effectiveness. The platform also lets you assign confidence scores to prospects for easy tracking.

5. GoToMeeting (G2 Satisfaction Score: 96)
With over 18 million users worldwide, GoToMeeting is one of the most popular video conferencing software options on the market. Connect with colleagues and prospects alike over video conferences, screen shares and audio connections. GoToMeeting also offers post-call transcripts, allowing you to spend more time making your deal and less time focusing on note-taking.

6. Skype for Business (G2 Satisfaction Score: 96)
Looking to take your virtual communications to the next level? Skype for Business provides users with a host of premium collaboration tools that are fully integrated with all Office 365 products. Skype for Business also allows up to 250 participants in a single meeting, which is perfect for larger group pitches and webinars.

7. ZoomInfo (G2 Satisfaction Score: 96)
Search, identify and target quality leads with ZoomInfo’s sales intelligence software. This growth acceleration platform allows you to find the best contacts and companies for your sales efforts. ZoomInfo also offers in-app market insights to help ensure you’re presenting the best audience with your pitches.

8. BlueJeans (G2 Satisfaction Score: 96)
Say goodbye to lagging audio and sound malfunctions during sales pitches with BlueJeans video conferencing software. This online meeting platform offers Dolby Voice, which ensures that your conversation audio is as clear and natural as possible.

9. Cisco Webex Meetings (G2 Satisfaction Score: 95)
Download your pitches and meetings in their entirety with Cisco Webex Meeting’s video conferencing platform. In addition to recording your calls, this platform also allows you to send reference documents to potential leads during meetings with easy-to-navigate in-app integrations.

10. DealHub (G2 Satisfaction Score: 95)
Ensure your entire sales process is as smooth as possible with DealHub, the leading CPQ platform. With DealHub, you can quickly send out quotes and relevant files, as well as automate several aspects of the sales process. The Salesforce-integrated platform also offers guided selling, contract management and buyer engagement tracking.

11. InsureSign (G2 Satisfaction Score: 95)
InsureSign, the industry-leading e-signature software, allows you to send sales documents for signing in minutes. Customers can then receive the documents instantly from any device, including over text message. InsureSign even allows users to set up templates for commonly used documents.

12. DiscoverOrg (G2 Satisfaction Score: 95)
Make sure you’re connecting directly with the right decision makers with DiscoverOrg’s Sales Intelligence software. This actionable sales platform allows sales reps to gain access to organizational charts, verified contact information and advance lead search.

Ready to take the first step towards a more efficient sales process? Start getting your closing documents signed more quickly and conveniently than ever with our easy-to-use e-signature platform. Sign up for a risk-free 14-day trial today.

Why CPAs and tax professionals need an e-signature tool this April

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Spring has officially sprung, but if you’re a tax professional or accountant, you know that comes as a mixed blessing. 

With tax day just around the corner, we know your workload is crazy as millions look to get their taxes filed by April 15.

Instead of bending to the chaos of the season, take back your time by utilizing productivity aids. E-signature software like InsureSign (the No. 1 software for usability) makes the signing process simpler and more efficient, freeing up time for you to focus on getting your clients their biggest refunds yet.

Here are four benefits to incorporating e-signatures into your filing process this tax season:

  1. Reduce refund turnaround time for your clients. In 2018, the IRS updated its policies to begin accepting e-signatures on returns and official tax documents. Because of the overwhelming number of returns they’re expecting to receive this year, the government is actively encouraging users to e-sign their documents to expedite the refund process. Happier IRS. Happier customers. Happier you.
  1. No more worrying about lost documents. With such a large quantity of files to keep track of, it’s important to have one location to confidently store everything. By switching to InsureSign, your signed files are automatically stored in one convenient location for easy retrieval down the road. Gone are the days of searching for files on a crowded hard drive or sorting through hard copies hoping that something didn’t get misplaced.
  1. Say goodbye to long turnaround times. With InsureSign, there’s no need to find a time to meet your clients in person or wait for documents to be printed, signed, scanned and sent back over email. Our software allows you to set up and send your first document for e-signing in minutes. Your clients can then sign and send back their documents from anywhere, on any device, in just a few clicks
  2. Keep client information secure.Your clients are trusting you to keep their personal information safe. With InsureSign, you can provide them with peace of mind by setting password requirements to the signing process. You can also rest assured knowing that all documents are retained in the highest-tier data centers and come with an IRS-compliant audit trail.

Ready to simplify tax season with an e-signature software? Start a risk-free 14-day trial of InsureSign today.

The best e-signature software, according to real users

Not all e-signature software products are created equal. The right digital-signing software can save your business more time and money, so take time choosing the best one for you.

Websites like G2 Crowd (No. 1 in the world for business-software reviews) make the selection process easier. With thousands of real user reviews of more than 50 e-signature software, you can quickly see who’s rated the highest. We’re InsureSign, the e-signing tool with the highest overall rating on G2 Crowd and are known for being super simple to use.

Though we outrank all e-signature providers on G2 Crowd, here are three side-by-side comparisons of us vs. a few of our better-known competitors (all based on real user reviews):

What is it about InsureSign that inspires that top-of-the-charts ranking?

Our setup process is more seamless.

At InsureSign, we know your time is precious, so we’ve made sure adopting and implementing our software is quick and seamless. When it comes to ease of setup, our users gave us a 97 percent rating — much higher than our competitors DocuSign (85), RightSignature (92) and HelloSign (93).

Our interface allows you to set up and send your first document for signing in minutes — and, since there’s no download required with InsureSign, your account itself can be up and running in seconds.

Upon sign-up, we’ll connect you with dedicated customer assistance to helping you navigate the setup process. Our service team will be with you for the long haul and won’t disappear after you’re up and running (but more on that below).

We think Jeff G. summed up our ease of setup pretty well when he said:

“I like the slimmed down, ease of use interface. I feel like it is self explanatory so that it doesn’t take hardly any training for a brand new user to feel comfortable using…”

Our customer support is award-winning.

At InsureSign, customer happiness is one of our top priorities, which has helped us rank as the No. 1 e-signature software for customer relationships. Our support team is constantly attuned to customer needs; in fact, our biggest innovations often come from user suggestions.

Users gave our quality of support a 97 percent rating — 11 percent higher than DocuSign. Overall, our “ease of doing business with” score is an industry-high 99 percent.

Great customer service can go a long way; just ask the anonymous user who had this to say about InsureSign:

“The communication from the top down with the company has been wonderful. They are always helpful. They encourage us to give them feedback and actually listen to what we have to say. If there has ever been an issue they have always been on top of it…”

Our e-signature software is the easiest to use.

Setup isn’t the only thing that’s effortless with InsureSign. Users have named us an industry leader in usability time and time again, and we outrank all three major competitors in document creation, ease of use and ease of administration.

Our interface is incredibly straightforward, so your employees and customers can navigate the three-step process (setup, send, sign) with ease.

Here’s what Larry O., a real InsureSign user, had to say about his experience using InsureSign:

“InsureSign was selected because of its ease to use and price. My customers have absolutely no problems esigning our documents…. So far, none of my customers have called to say they couldn’t log in and complete the esigning steps… Great product that I would highly recommend!”

We offer time-saving innovations that are the simplest to use on the market.

Our suite of innovative features ensures that you won’t just get your documents signed; you’ll also save time and make your customers’ lives easier.

Whether it’s access to signing on mobile devices, mass signature collection or helpful add-on features like reminders and expirations, InsureSign outperforms DocuSign, HelloSign and RightSignature in it all.

We also offer our users a Premium Plan with a suite of features designed to save you even more time:

  • Text-message signing: Enhance the customer experience by reaching your customers via whichever medium is most convenient for them — including SMS messaging.
  • Redirect your customers: Secure more social media likes or service reviews by choosing which site your customers are directed to after finishing the signing process.
  • Gmail and Outlook integration: Connect your Gmail and Outlook contacts to InsureSign for quick document sending.
  • Reusable forms: Secure signatures in your sleep by creating a reusable form that can be filled out and signed over and over again by an unlimited number of signers.

In the end, it really all boils down to overall performance and reliability, an area in which our customers gave us a near-perfect 97 percent rating (compared to our competitors’ scores in the low 90s).

Carlynne F., a current InsureSign customer, put it this way:

“There is nothing that I dislike with this product. It is very easy to use and has become a profitable investment for the company. The customers love it.”

 

Interested in learning more about how we stack up against DocuSign, HelloSign and Right Signature? A full comparison report of all three can be viewed here. If you’d like to see how we compare to software not mentioned, we’re happy to provide an in-depth comparison report for you — just email us.

Five ways to secure more positive reviews for your company

Remember the days when only restaurant and movie critics had a public platform to review businesses? (Talking to you, 20+ year olds.) Now, with Yelp and Google Reviews, every one of your customers can publicly tell the world what he/she thinks about your product or service – and affect your sales in the process.

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Reviews matter. 88 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, so it’s in your best interest to try and get many positive ones as possible.

At InsureSign, we know a thing or two about the impact of positive online reviews. Our easy-to-use e-signature software has garnered triple-digit reviews on G2 Crowd (helping us rank No. 1 three times in a row). Our review profile on that website generates new customer leads for us on a monthly basis, resulting in increased revenue.

How can you too start securing more positive reviews for your business?

(Side note: Negative reviews can be detrimental to your business, so make sure you have happy, satisfied customers before beginning this process. If you don’t, start here first.)

Make sure you’re present on the right review platforms.

When customers begin their searches for a new service or product in your category, it’s important that they see your company as an option. Start by determining which review websites are go-tos in your industry, and then set up profiles there.

When choosing the right review websites, keep in mind that users are less likely to be snarky or “troll” you when their names and/or photos accompany the review. Sites like G2 Crowd and Facebook are great as they require reviewers to link to their existing social media accounts, whereas platforms like Yelp require nothing more than a name.

After that, it’s up to you to capture their attention at the right moment (we’ve got suggestions for that too!).

Convert positive experiences into reviews immediately.

We recommend asking customers for reviews immediately after they’ve had a positive experience with you. Incorporate a link to your favorite review website into “thank you” or purchase-confirmation emails, or use an automated text-messaging service to send out a review request after your customer has completed a transaction.

We believe in this concept so much that we incorporated it into our e-signature platform. Our software allows you to automatically direct your customers to any review website of your choice when they’ve finished signing your documents — making securing reviews as easy as securing signatures with InsureSign.

Integrate links to review websites into your communications channels.

Make it easier for customers to find you on your preferred review websites, while also giving them a gentle reminder, by including links to review pages in your email signature, on your website, in your e-blasts and e-newsletters (your subscribers likely already love your product or service), etc.

Reach out to your customers personally.

Customers love to feel valued, so why not build a strategy around that concept? You’ll get the best response by personally reaching out to happy customers and asking each individually if he/she would mind taking a minute to review you on your preferred website. Whether you reach out to loyal customers via phone or email, let them know how much their business means to you and ask that they share their experience with others.

Incentivize your patrons.

If you’re still having trouble convincing your customers to leave positive reviews, create a benefit for them. Incentivize your customers by offering discounts on their future purchases, or other goodies, in exchange for online reviews*. Not only will you secure reviews, but you’ll also give your customers a reason to shop with you again!

*Before creating an incentive campaign, be sure to look into the review site’s terms of service to make sure they don’t have regulations against them. Yelp, for example, has a strict policy against incentivizing reviews.

Give your customers something else to rave about by simplifying your signature process with InsureSign. Experience the difference today with a risk-free 14-day free trial.

Managing millennial burnout at work

As a millennial, you’re probably tired of hearing about how your generation is lazy, entitled and the root of several industry collapses.

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That’s why the latest viral Buzzfeed piece probably came as a breath of fresh air. It’s not that you’re entitled… you’re just burnt-out.

Many millennials report feeling paralyzed by high-effort, low-reward tasks, like registering to vote or taking packages to the post office. Those tasks end up getting pushed to the next day’s to-do list, then the next, then the next… until you’re left with a list so overwhelmingly long that you can’t fathom where to start.

According to the above article, that’s why many millennials prefer to manage menial tasks digitally.

So, how can you best cope with millennial burnout in the workplace? By automating and simplifying manual to-dos.

InsureSign, the top-ranked e-signature software, is here to help.

InsureSign is the simplest, fastest way to set up and send off documents for electronic signatures. Trusted by thousands of businesses of all sizes across North America, InsureSign lets your customers easily sign your documents from their laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

Cut out the FedEx middleman
Getting forms signed can be a headache. You have to print and prepare documents, ship them out, pay the hefty shipping costs and then wait for the documents to be sent back. All the while, you’re crossing your fingers that your signer doesn’t overlook a signature field…  because if he or she does miss one, you’ll be starting the process all over again.

Simplify the process by switching to the easiest-to-use e-signature platform on the market. With InsureSign, you can set up a document for secure digital signing and start collecting signatures in seconds. You’ll cut out those substantial shipping costs entirely, and InsureSign will make sure your documents are complete before you get them back.

Put an end to awkward follow-up calls
Tired of making awkward follow-up calls because you’re waiting for someone to sign a document you sent them? With a click, you can schedule daily or weekly auto reminders from InsureSign that’ll keep hitting the person’s email until they’ve submitted the signed document.

Say goodbye to time-consuming, repetitive tasks
Your time is limited, so don’t waste your most productive hours completing the same repetitive tasks. InsureSign’s reusable form feature allows you to turn any document you might regularly need signed into a reusable URL that you can send out to as many people as you’d like. Stop getting burnout from long hours, and start literally securing signatures in your sleep.

Bypass cluttered email inboxes with text messaging
Your email inbox is already probably overflowing, which means your customer’s inbox probably is, too. With InsureSign’s premium plan, you can enjoy a host of additional time- and effort-saving features, including text-message signing that allows you to reach your customers quickly while on-the-go (and helping you strike it from your endless list of to-dos).

Take the first step in conquering your millennial burnout by switching to InsureSign, the e-signature software that streamlines your day. Start a risk-free 14-day trial and start taking back your time by clicking here.

What makes InsureSign different from other eSignature software?

Chess set -eSignature softwareAs 2018 draws to a close, we know you’re probably turning your thoughts to the new year. How can you make 2019 your best, most efficient, most profitable year yet?

We won’t say InsureSign’s digital signing software will solve all your problems (Becky in accounting is going to keep being Becky in accounting). However, we do offer a slate of easy-to-use, time-saving features at a price point that most businesses can accommodate comfortably—and you’ll be surprised how much time you can gain back with the right tools at your disposal.

So you might be wondering: why choose InsureSign over any other e-signature software? What makes InsureSign different?

The answer is… quite a few things! Below, we’ve walked through some of the features that most set us apart from the competition.

A suite of premium features you won’t find anywhere else.
Interested in securing signatures in your sleep with our Reusable Forms? Want to secure eSignatures via text message? Or in person? Would you like more Yelp reviews or social media likes? Check, check, check. InsureSign’s pro features were developed based on customer feedback, so they’re specifically designed to make the signing experience simpler and super easy for users. Learn more about pro features here.

  1. Simply the easiest eSignature software to use.
    We’ve heard again and again from our customers that InsureSign is the easiest-to-use eSignature software on the market. What’s more, we’ve been named G2 Crowd’s No. 1 eSignature software for usability and customer service three times in a row – so now it’s official.
  2. Risk-free, contract-free.
    New users can take us for a spin for free (no credit card required) for 14 days. And once you sign up, you can enjoy our service without any pesky contracts. All users can take advantage of unlimited signatures, documents and templates each month. The sky’s the limit.
  3. Dedicated customer service via phone, email or chat.
    Sure, InsureSign is easy and intuitive to use – but don’t worry, our customer support team is always standing by. Get in touch with us using whatever medium you like best, and we’ll walk you through the answers to any questions you might have.
  4. Tons of time-saving “bells and whistles” without a steep learning curve (or price tag).
    We offer a slew of automated time-saving features for users across industries. Automatic reminders, auto-archiving and easy document retrieval/redos– the list goes on. Plus, all of these features are easy to access and manage from the InsureSign platform, so you’ll get the hang of it in no time.

Better value, plus a service upgrade: the InsureSign advantage is clear. But don’t take our word for it – you can try InsureSign risk-free for 14 days and see for yourself. Click here to learn more about our free trial.