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Ink-to-Paper Signatures Slowing Down Your Workflow? This Will Help.

Contracts don’t necessarily need the typical ink-to-paper form of signing anymore. This form of signing is definitely still used, but is being pushed aside by a faster, more efficient way of getting a contract signed and deals closed.

Topics: eSignature

Kill the Fax. College football Programs Went Digital on National Signing Day

If you're anything of a college sports fan, you've seen the process tens of hundreds of times.

A prodigous high school football star, flanked by parents and coaches at a long table -- in front of flashing cameras & media members ready to cast a teen's decision to the world. The array of hats arranged in front of him, praise or hate set to follow from whichever he picks.

Then, it's time for the pen & paper.

This is National Signing Day in college football. 

Topics: eSignature Legal Tech

Signatures Through the Ages

Signing documents is a part of our daily lives, but very rarely do we stop and think about how much this practice has changed over the years. People have been making their mark since the days of pictographs and hieroglyphics. But, fast forward a couple thousand years, and the power of the signature is right at our fingertips. Literally.

Topics: eSignature

5 Shortcuts to Accelerate Signatures Like a World Series Champion

Time travel back to November 2, 2016 when we were all on the edge of our seats watching the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs fight for game seven of the World Series. The teams contended at elite playing levels tying up scores and laying it all out there until Chicago came out on top. We want to help you be the better performing team no matter what game you’re playing in.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements Tips and Best Practices eSignature

Use Clickwraps for Business Contracts

Over the last year, we have been following cases of companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, and Proflowers.com for posting their website terms online via hyperlink. Attempting to enforce a website’s terms of use this way is called a browsewrap agreement. The enforceability of passive browsewraps has been a toss up for a while and continues to fade. Clickwrap agreements are so much more verifiable. It’s a mystery why more companies aren’t using them within their websites and apps.

Topics: Clickwraps Browsewraps eSignature

PactSafe partners with CONTRIB to launch eSignatures.com as a resource for small businesses and consumers.

As part of its continual effort to reduce the pain and stress involved in the contracting process, PactSafe has partnered with Contrib to launch eSignatures.com today to help everyday small businesses and consumers send and sign contracts on a free or pay-as-you-go basis. eSignatures.com’s registration-free process allows individuals to upload contracts, add signatures, and send contracts -- all without the red tape and hassle of dealing with signing up for a service or downloading an app.

Topics: eSignature

4 ways trading paper contracts for eSignatures will change how you work

Organization is vital to success. We are always looking for ways to communicate better, maintain focus, and collaborate efficiently. Closing deals is how you make money; however, trying to make money amidst disorganization is chaotic. 

Automation is the root of of organization because you don't have to think about it. What would you do if the contracts you created and signed were safely filed away for you?

Trading paper contracts for eSignatures can help you get there, AND it will completely change the way you work.

Topics: Tips and Best Practices eSignature

Exactly how legal is my eSignature?

While we definitely can’t vouch for all eSignature platforms, PactSafe Transact is our Signature Acceleration Platform that certainly renders a legal signature.

How do we know that? We like to follow laws!

Topics: Website Legal Agreements Managing Website Legal eSignature

eSignatures: up close & personal

There are a lot of misconceptions about eSignatures; some rumors say they aren’t legally binding or that using online signature platforms creates extra work for users. What’s true? What’s not? Let’s clear the air by getting down and dirty with these common questions.

Topics: eSignature