The website for Ultius.com is very bright and visually appealing. The site is well laid out, with 3 simple umbrella sections to direct you to the type of order/assignment you have. The unique selling point of Ultius is the claim they only use US-based US writers.
Ultius offers three different service streams: academic writing, editing services and business writing. The business writing services are in fact resume and college admission services, along with business plans. Each service is broken down into the various papers/assignment types on a single page – very visually appealing and easy to use. There are also helpful how-to guides and samples. What is disconcerting however, is that despite the aesthetic appeal and that the company states it has been in business since 2010, there are so few customer testimonials/reviews: 12 for academic writing, 6 for editing and 8 for business writing. There are more stats available for review vendors but a rating of 3.9/5 on Facebook raised some eyebrows.
While the pricing list is very concise and clear, you won’t find dramatically lower prices when compared to other paper writing services. In fact, you might find that the prices are significantly more than the competition. The papers start at $18 per page, but the more advanced you need the paper to be, combined with a tighter deadline could leave you paying more than $80 per page. A high school paper will cost less than a doctorate level paper, for example.
Discounts and Special Offers
Unlike some of the other paper writing websites, Ultius does not offer a first time user discount. You can find discounts, but they aren’t offered on the website. Instead, you’ll have to search Google for the code and then you aren’t always guaranteed that they are going to work for saving you some money. The site doesn’t make it clear whether they offer a money back guarantee and they don’t have a loyalty or repeat customer savings program like other sites do.
We ordered a short paper with a deadline of several days. Despite the high price we paid, we didn’t get the quality we expected. The essay was structured properly and was creative and unique, but it was very basic for a college level paper and there were a few grammatical and spelling. For a high school student, it would have been worthy of a high grade, but not for a college level class. If you are in undergraduate or graduate school, the paper may not get you the grade you need.
Ultius.com offers a live chat feature on their website, but requires you to share personal information, such as your email address and name before you can get any answers to your questions. You must also give a reason for contacting the agents before you are connected with one of them. Calling the site got us an agent pretty quickly, but they can’t share progress reports on your paper. You are also unable to directly contact the writer working on your paper. If you need a good amount of help, this is probably not the company to give your order.