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August 13, 2018

Snapdocs has an adjustable radius — should 123notary do the same?

Filed under: Signing Company Gossip — Tags: — admin @ 11:33 am

123notary is in a huge competition with Snapdocs right now. We are looking at what they do, and what seems like a good idea versus what seems counterproductive. 123notary caters to Notaries on large budgets who pay for wide coverage. Snapdocs caters to people looking for Notaries who want a Notary with the right quality / proximity ratio or algorithm. Our priorities are not the same and hence our algorithms are not either. Snapdocs wins on convenience, but 123notary wins on knowledge.

On Snapdocs, a company searching can set a radius as wide or narrow as they like. And Notaries can only have one zip code on file.

On 123notary, Notaries who have money to spend can sign up all over the nation and a handful do. Our system of showing Notaries where they don’t live is controversial. It helps Notaries promote themselves, but might be annoying to those who want to find someone close. Hmmm.

Snapdocs has 60,000 Notaries, yet only a few hundred are people I would consider hiring. But, you can always find people really close if you want.

123notary has about 7000 online Notaries of whom I would try out at least one thousand. We tend to show Notaries who are a bit farther if we consider them to be better.

So, what is the bottom line — adjustable radius, smart customized radius, or keep it the way it is? Our radius is already customized based on what area you are in by the way, but we could customize it more intricately in the future if you like.


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  1. Just finished reading your blog. I’ve been on 123 notary for several years and I’m a happy client. DON’T CHANGE ANYTHING!

    Comment by Ellen Michaels — August 13, 2018 @ 7:14 pm

  2. I have only received a couple signings over the years on 123 Notary is there something I am missing. I cover 4 counties am a retired loan officer and have been completing closings for 20 years.

    Comment by Dawn M Steinhurst — October 3, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

  3. I’ve been working with both snap docs and 123 notary for several years, I found that snap charges title companies a big “set up fee”after hearing about that I recommended 123 Notary, maybe I didn’t realize they changed radius I actually dont like the offers I get that are way to far for me to consider,
    I think keep up the good work stay the same

    Comment by Julie Shaw — October 3, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

  4. You should customize the radius.
    Some of those far away notaries get the job and they resell it to notaries in the proximity areas.
    No fair to the notary with a smaller budget.

    Comment by John Mendoza — October 3, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

  5. 123Notary is completely different than Snap Docs. Snapdocs allows companies to schedule the closing on a platform and then monitor it throughout the closing process. Snapdocs even pays the notaries directly. 123Notary is just a webiste for listing of Notaries. I don’t know how much it would cost to change the platform in 123Notary and allow companies to directly schedule through the site. Sounds like a lot of work, but I don’t know.

    Comment by Christina — October 3, 2018 @ 6:11 pm

  6. Keep 123N the way it is! Changes always cost money and create unhappy customers.

    Comment by Warren Jeffries — October 3, 2018 @ 6:17 pm

  7. I rarely post here but this topic hits a nerve. I have been with 123notary for many many years. I am an independent Notary Public and a Title Agent and do not pay for listings or zip codes outside of my state or regional coverage area only to reassign the closing to others as most signing companies seem to be doing these days. My assignments are my own. I pride myself on a flawless completion. This is why my clients call me first. Most signing agents and signing companies snap it up on snapdocs only to reassign it in an effort to make a quick buck without even qualifying their so called vetted and trained Notaries. If I am going to pay 123notary each year to keep my position I can only hope that 123notary will not lower their standards to stay competitive.

    Comment by Jean — October 3, 2018 @ 8:10 pm

  8. I think making it so we can customize would be best.

    Comment by CAROL GRAVES — October 3, 2018 @ 11:05 pm

  9. I get the right jobs in my local areas already from 123 Notary. If changing it would improve my visibility and provide more leads for my area, I wouldn’t mind the change.

    Comment by KJ — October 4, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

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