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InfoMart Review

By business.com editorial staff, business.com Writer | Updated Sep 11, 2020

With its transparent pricing, easy-to-use online portal, industry-specific screenings and no minimum requirements, InfoMart is our pick as the best background check company for very small businesses. InfoMart provides background checks for a wide variety of businesses, particularly in the automotive, education, finance, food service, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, sharing economy, sports and entertainment, staffing, and transportation industries. If you are a startup or very small business looking to screen your first job applicants or new hires, you may need a little extra assistance, and InfoMart can provide just that.

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The Verdict

With its transparent pricing, easy-to-use online portal, industry-specific screenings and no minimum requirements, InfoMart is our pick as the best background check company for very small businesses.

One of InfoMart's best features is its pricing and screening flexibility. In addition to preset screening packages and add-on features (listed below), InfoMart offers screening recommendations based on industry and employee type, simplifying the process of determining what screenings you need. It lists all its pricing (even third-party fees) transparently on its website, so you know exactly how much you'll spend on each report. InfoMart does charge a $49.95 setup fee, but it requires no contracts or minimum number of screenings.

Simple Plan

  • Cost: $28.95 per check
  • Turnaround time: One business day
  • Included searches: National Social Security number search, multistate criminal history search and multistate sex offender search

Popular Plan

  • Cost: $53.95 per check
  • Included searches: National Social Security number search, multistate criminal history search, multistate sex offender search, county criminal history and verified watchlist

Classic Plan

  • Cost: $78.95 per check
  • Included searches: National Social Security number search, multistate criminal history search, multistate sex offender search, county criminal history, verified watchlist, education verification and employment verification

Additional Screening Services

Alongside the preset plans, you can order a variety of other screenings for additional costs and third-party fees. Unlike many competitors, InfoMart breaks down these costs, telling you exactly what you will be charged.

  • Statewide criminal history search: $14.45 per state, plus court fees
  • Federal criminal history search: $16.45
  • Civil court search: Starting at $21.45
  • Motor vehicle history search: $15.45
  • Professional license verification: Starting at $14.45
  • Personal references: $14.45 per reference
  • Drug screening (five-panel lab test): $57.95

The flexibility of InfoMart's background screening services makes it ideal for very small businesses that may have unique screening needs. To screen a candidate, you only need to fill out their name, email and location of employment. Once the candidate accepts the invitation by email, they provide their own personal identifying information for InfoMart to screen. This reduces the possibility of you filling out incorrect information and delaying the results.

InfoMart returns most background check results to you via WebASAP in less than two days. The WebASAP portal allows you to customize your services, search and sort applicant profiles, and save and view notes on each applicant. This mobile-optimized system is easy to use and ideal for startups and very small businesses.

We contacted InfoMart's support team to ask questions about its services and test its customer support. Although InfoMart does not have a demo, its agents did offer to explain how to use the portal over the phone. If you have any questions about the screening process, you can contact a representative by phone, email or live chat. You can also access InfoMart's resource library and blog.

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The Verdict

With its transparent pricing, easy-to-use online portal, industry-specific screenings and no minimum requirements, InfoMart is our pick as the best background check company for very small businesses.

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