Signing Contracts

Updated: June 16, 2020
Contents

The contract flow consists of two major parts:

  • Setting a partnership with vendors. For this purpose, you will create a program agreement and sign a program contract with a vendor.
  • Setting product distribution with vendors. For this purpose, within your program agreement, you will create a distribution agreement and set a distribution contract with your vendor.

Create a Program Agreement

Information

A provider creates a program agreement to sign program contracts with vendors.

Prerequisites

A program agreement includes a legal document with agreement details created and verified by the provider’s legal department. In your test agreement, you can use any text document available locally for upload or available on a web site.

1. Start creating a program agreement

Open the Agreements module:

Click Create Agreement.

2. Specify the agreement properties

In the pop-up window, specify the general properties:

  • Type: Select “Program”.
  • Name: Enter a descriptive name of the agreement.
  • Description: Enter a short description of the agreement.

Scroll down the pop-up window and specify the rest of properties:

  • Document source: Provide your agreement text either by uploading a file or referring to a web site.
  • Activate version: Tick this checkbox to manage the agreement versions.

Click Create. Now, the new program agreement is in the list:

Create a Distribution Agreement

Information

Within a program agreement, a provider can create several distribution agreements that specify mutual rules for supplying and reselling products through specific marketplaces.

1. Start creating a distribution agreement

In the Agreements main page, open the program agreement you recently created and scroll down to the bottom:

In the Distribution Agreements pane, click Create.

2. Specify the agreement properties

In the pop-up window, specify the agreement properties:

  • Name: Enter a descriptive name of the agreement.
  • Description: Enter a short description of the agreement.
  • Marketplace: Select the marketplace you created earlier in this tutorial

Scroll down to the bottom and specify the rest of properties:

  • Document source: Provide your agreement text either by uploading a file or referring to a web site.
  • Activate version: Tick this checkbox to manage the agreement versions.

Click Create. The new distribution agreement is in the list:

Sign a Program Contract

Information

A program contract sets a partnership between a provider (contract initiator) and a vendor.

1. Start creating a program contract

Open the Contracts module:

Click Create.

2. Specify the contract properties

Information

A provider creates a program contract for a particular vendor. This is in contrast with an agreement that a provider typically creates for multiple vendors.

In the pop-up window, specify the contract properties:

  • Agreement: Select the program agreement you created earlier in this tutorial
  • Activation Message: Enter a short description of the contract.
  • Internal Note: Enter a short description that will appear in the list of contracts.

3. Invite your vendor

Information

A provider invites a vendor to sign a contract by sending a link to the contract to that vendor.

In the contract details window, find the activation link:

Click the Copy button on the right hand of the activation link. Send this link securely to your partner to sign this contract and provide them access to the Vendor Portal.

Switch Point

With the activation link in your buffer, switch to the Vendor Tutorial and follow the Sign a Program Contract instructions.

Sign a Distribution Contract

You switch to this point after you make your new vendor request the provider to sign a distribution contract.

Information

A distribution contract between a provider and a vendor enables the vendor to publish their products on the provider’s marketplace. A distribution contract is bound to a certain marketplace.

1. Locate the pending contract

In the Contracts main page, pay attention to the distribution contract whose state is pending:

Click the contract ID to open it.

2. Approve the contract

Review the pending contract:

Click Approve. In the pop-up window, click OK to confirm your decision.

Conclusion

You completed the contract flow. After the distribution contract is signed, the vendor can expose their products in the marketplace bound to that contract.

Switch Point

Go to the Product Definition in the Vendor Tutorial to start the product flow.

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