Is making your contract viewable online before purchase a good idea?


As part of being transparent, we're thinking of putting our contract up online in our services section. The idea is that people would be able to have a look, question us in advance, and overall be more comfortable with us.

Is this a bad idea?

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asked Oct 31 '11 at 15:19
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Maybe go one step further and do a synopsis in bullet points in English highlighting how fair your contract is.

You could even turn this into marketing collateral - something to use when the buyer is on the edge. After all, most people don't care about the contract until they're close to buying.

answered Nov 1 '11 at 01:37
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I believe it's a good idea, or at least, it can't hurt. It's not that much different from putting up a software license agreement online, or a trading terms agreement. These kinds of documents are commonly found on web sites in all sorts of industries.

Information online such as contracts and pricing also can avoid a lot of repeated customer enquiries.

answered Oct 31 '11 at 18:09
Paul Filmer
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