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Suited for usage in any state or locality, a Shipping Agreement allows a shipper to outline the terms and conditions of an arrangement that has been made with a manufacturer. With signatures from the... Read more

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  • What is a Shipping Agreement?

    Suited for usage in any state or locality, a Shipping Agreement allows a shipper to outline the terms and conditions of an arrangement that has been made with a manufacturer. With signatures from the manufacturer and the shipping operator, this essential contract helps each party to set appropriate expectations and limit disagreements. Different from the blank templates that you might find elsewhere, your Shipping Contract comes with the option of Document Defense®, so an attorney can respond on your behalf if you don't receive payment or face another issue.

  • Why would I use a Shipment Agreement?

    Even if your shipping business is brand new, it's crucial to keep track of your work with a contract. The benefits shown here may be helpful for you:

    • Both parties understand their responsibilities
    • Everyone knows when invoicing will happen
    • Timelines are established

    If you don't have a Shipping Contract, you might experience one or more of these issues: unmet standards of quality, unclear timelines or delayed delivery, scope creep, difficulty getting paid, and, unfortunately, barely any recourse if something goes wrong.

  • How should a Shipping Agreement be structured?

    Before getting started, you may want to prepare the following details:

    • The manufacturer's contact information
    • How payment will be made
    • What the start and end dates are
    • What kind of services will be provided

    As you might hope from an agreement like this one, any Shipment Contract built with Rocket Lawyer will also include the typical legal language with regard to the non-employment relationship between the shipping operator and manufacturer, liability for losses, the protection of private information, and lastly, dispute resolution methods. As you build your contract, you'll also be able to select which state's jurisdiction it is subject to. Further modifications are allowed, if needed.

  • How much does it typically cost for a lawyer to provide a shipping contract template?

    Fortunately, you won't need to pay a traditional law firm to get your agreement in writing. With the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, any shipping operator is able to draft a Shipping Agreement for free online today. Your document is assembled piece by piece, as you enter information throughout the process. Simply click on the "Make document" button to begin.

    If you have any questions or hesitations about how to move forward, you can talk to a lawyer today. You may also wish to take a look at our collection of legal documents for business owners.

  • Will there be any additional steps to take after I have created my contract for shipping?

    Each Shipping Agreement has its own checklist of directions for what you can do next. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you will be able to edit it, print it out, sign it electronically with RocketSign®, copy it, and/or download it as a Word or PDF document as needed. Finally, you should be sure to provide a final copy of the fully signed contract to your client.

  • Can my Shipping Contract be looked at by an attorney before I sign?

    If you try to do it by yourself, locating an attorney to proofread documents might be expensive. Some lawyers will not even agree to review contracts that they did not write. If an attorney does decide to offer feedback, they would still make you pay their standard fees for doing it. A more cost-effective alternative would be via attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. As a Premium member, you can get your contracts evaluated by an experienced business attorney. Whether you create more Shipping Contracts or other contracts for shipping operators, we'll be here for you.

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