This blog post was originally published October 2015.
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Whether creating a contract for real estate purposes or a business-to-business transaction, a well-detailed and planned-out contract is a must for getting business done.
Ensuring that each aspect of the sales agreement serves a purpose as well as covering the necessary bases is vital to a successful business transaction.
Check out this list of must-haves for your next sales agreement:
Do you have any idea of which legal events you should be tracking across your website and mobile apps? Are you implementing a legal system of record to keep time-stamped proof of these important online transactions? Cold and flu season is in full swing, and if the proper digital recordkeeping isn't in place, your product could be under the weather too.
Rather than assuming your online legal is in order, take a second to really take a look at it; are you walking the fine line of wrestling with unconscionability?
Too much work goes into developing a website and mobile apps for everything to not be completely secure. Here are four legal events that you should definitely be tracking on your website and within your mobile apps. And most importantly, they should be implemented properly.
Your online business is humming along, people are signing-up and buying stuff online, all while you assume that the business is protected by the legal terms and conditions that you are (ideally) presenting via some clickwrap agreement. Then POOF you get sued -- and not just any lawsuit -- but a dreaded class action lawsuit! You think "no problem, our terms and conditions have a class action waiver that requires arbitration."
Anyone can be closing fully-enforceable sales processes online with a single click. That goes for SaaS companies, too -- whether you've got a 'BUY ONLINE' option available or not. Amazon's one-click purchase checkout system doesn't have to be reserved for the biggest companies in e-commerce or online retailers. You too can do business faster, today.
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!
I missed a phone call from the car dealership while listening to a voicemail from my doctor’s office, got a calendar notification cancelling my morning coffee meeting, browsed a sale from a retail email, and accepted two friend requests all while walking into 7:00p.m. Zumba class.
More online searches and interactions are taking place on mobile devices now more than ever before.
These little moments between our everyday activities, found in Google's guide, "Winning the Shift to Mobile," are called micro-moments. They’re the “I-want-to-know,” “I-want-to-go,” “I-want-to-do,” “I-want-to-buy” moments that every marketer should know about. Because I already know that you’re thinking that managing any type of business legal isn’t the same as being a marketer, I’m going to save us some time and call a spade a spade by saying that your spade is wrong. You’re always a marketer. You market who you represent and you market yourself.
Because ain’t nobody else tryna.
Tracking hours in six-minute increments...old case files sitting wall to wall in an office...it’s 2015, so why does it feel like 1995?
Apparently, it is going to be a rude awakening, and not all lawyers are ready.