WEBINAR: How To Prevent Lawyers from Hacking Online Marketplace Terms of Service

By Gizelle Fletcher on Feb 18, 2019 11:01:00 AM

On March 21, PactSafe will host a webinar titled “The First Line of Defense: How Online Marketplaces Can Prevent Lawyers from Hacking Their Terms of Service” with CEO Brian Powers and the founder of the Marketplace Risk conference, Jeremy Gottschalk.

Today's consumers expect quick, cost-effective, and user-friendly service along with access to a wide range of goods and services. However, the speed and volume at which businesses must now move makes transactions open to more potential risk. Both gig economy and online marketplace transactions begin with a contract—the Terms of Service that govern the users’ interaction with your marketplace.

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How to improve your clickthrough agreement workflow and decrease legal risk

By Brian Powers on Feb 18, 2019 8:01:00 AM

This post was originally published February 2018.

There is no denying that clickthrough agreements (or clickwraps) have become both ubiquitous in our daily lives and a fundamental part of doing business. And for good reason: people expect transactions to happen fast, sometimes instantly, especially in online marketplaces, SaaS businesses, and mobile apps.

Slowing things down for contracts isn't an option. Businesses use clickthrough agreements to inject contracts seamlessly into their checkout flows, registration forms, and other moments of electronic engagement. However, a lack of workflow around your clickthrough agreements can expose your business to even more risk.

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5 Contract Mistakes that Slow Down Enterprise

By Gizelle Fletcher on Feb 13, 2019 8:01:00 AM

This blog post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.

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3 reasons the PDF is bad for business

By Greer Williams on Feb 6, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Technology has come a long way since dial-up modems and bag phones. Have you seen the iPhone X?! While many are excited for innovations like smart devices and self-driving cars, they still seem tied to virtual ink and paper. Why is that?

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How to Help Your Customers Sign Contracts More Quickly

By Gizelle Fletcher on Feb 5, 2019 7:01:00 AM

As a small to midsize business, you don’t have time to waste on cumbersome processes. At the speed business moves today, you can't let a bottleneck like traditional contracting slow down your sales cycle and impact revenue. In this post, we'll outline the modern signing methods now available for you to send to customers and reduce the amount of time between opportunity and close.

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4 Reasons Your CMS Is Terrible for Hosting Legal Content

By Gizelle Fletcher on Feb 4, 2019 7:01:00 AM

This blog post was originally published October 2015.

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Clickthrough agreements for marketing teams: Have your prospects and customers consented to being marketed to?

By Gizelle Fletcher on Jan 30, 2019 10:01:00 AM

Marketing is one of the most value-driving departments inside your organization. The marketing department not only interfaces with prospects before and after they convert into a customer, but it is also the mouthpiece for the messaging of the business and defines for the world what you do.

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Protecting Your Online Marketplace in the 1099 Economy

By Gizelle Fletcher on Jan 28, 2019 10:01:00 AM

The 1099 economy (or "gig economy") is a labor market that utilizes contracted human labor to fulfill the service promises from marketplace/shared economy platforms. Taking its name from the tax form filled out by freelancers or short-term independent contractors, the 1099 economy demonstrates the fundamental changes to the very idea of work and employment that are now taking place. By 2020, 40% of American workers will be contracted

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Clickthrough agreements for channel teams: Manage increasing volume (and contracts) with ease

By Gizelle Fletcher on Jan 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Channel partnership teams connect with external people or organizations who can sell their product on their behalf. There are multiple types of channel partnerships, including but not limited to value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators, managed service providers (MSPs), and integrated software vendors (ISVs). Members of the channel team ensure that the company has excellent working relationships and symbiotic partnerships that are also lucrative.

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Contract Lifecycle Process: The Key to Sales Velocity

By Gizelle Fletcher on Jan 22, 2019 8:01:00 AM

There's no nice way to say this: traditional contracting processes are cumbersome. Overreliance on manual processes and a disorganized workflow too often translates into numerous back and forth between parties, needless paper pushing, and excessive redlining. And that doesn't even include the natural time suck already inherent in most manual processes. In this post, we've outlined three concrete steps you can implement to take back the time and money you're currently wasting in the contract lifecycle and increase your sales velocity. 

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