Review of Planet SOHO

September, 2013

Rating: 4/5

We like Planet Soho - it’s a great way to get organised if you run a very small business. We recommend it if you run a small services-based business, take small orders, or run a home-based company.

Planet Soho is a simple system that helps you manage your clients, invoices and a basic storefront. Before you choose Planet Soho, here are the key things you need to know.

First, we think that Planet Soho is very reasonably priced. The service is $9.95/month (or $99.50 per year), for unlimited usage at the time of writing this review. For your money, you get a broad range of basic features.

Planet Soho contact management
Planet Soho lets you manage your clients and contacts in one place

Second, Planet Soho is designed to organise all of your business clients and contact information. It tracks your activity with each client so that you can access the information wherever you are.

Third, while Planet Soho does provide some marketing tools, we’ve found they are very bare bones. There is a Planet Soho directory which lists your company publicly, a storefront which lets you list your products forsale, and an email marketing tool to send a newsletter. These are all functional, but very basic. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive storefront, have a look at our buyers guide for online stores.

Planet Soho produces invoices for you
Planet Soho produces invoices for you

Third, Planet Soho has some neat tools for invoicing and billing. They provide templates for your invoices, let you produce recurring invoices, and support mobile devices. They also provide a way to manage estimates, and link these all back to your contact management.

Finally, there are a few basic addons included. Planet Soho comes with cloud storage for your documents, legal contracts and financial templates.

In summary, Planet Soho is a great, basic and inexpensive option for organising very small businesses. We found it easy to use and liked the broad range of features. It’s used by over 1,000,000 businesses worldwide.

If this is what your business needs, I recommend signing up for the Planet Soho 14-day free trial, to see if it works for you.

The Sales Pitch

Mind Your Business. We’ll Do the Rest, for Free.

PlanetSoho is the place small office / home office businesses (SOHOs) come together to grow and flourish. Its one million members enjoy a powerful suite of free web-based management tools and have access to exclusive features designed to give SOHOs the advantages previously only enjoyed by big businesses. PlanetSoho is bringing SOHOs together to connect, collaborate, and create a new global micro-economy

Features

Business Management, Invoicing, Billing, Networking, Business Development

Customers
1,000,000 users

BarSphere Agency, Black Pot Castle Hire, BLC Landlord Services, Buffalo Gals Bakery, First Steps Academy, Fusion Wellness Group, Incantation Jewellery Design,

Tech Information
Service Name
Planet SOHO
Parent Company
Planet SOHO
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Small (25-99 people)
Support
Telephone, Online, Email
Mobile Devices
Yes, iPhone App, iPad App
Head Office
USA
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Alternatives
See also: Time Tracking and Billing , PSA , Billing and Invoicing