Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods

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What is it?

The Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods is a document that sets out the legal relationship between the online seller and the buyer, and it ensures that the buyer agrees to your terms when using your website and purchasing goods from you.

Why do you need it?

It is important to ensure that people purchasing the goods offered on your website are made aware of and agree to your terms of sale. A Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods makes sure that both the seller and buyer are aware of their rights and obligations.

The Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods is designed for use with websites that act as a portal for the buying and selling of goods online. The document can help you to reduce legal risks by setting out both the seller's and the buyer's rights and by limiting the seller's liability in relation to any losses that the buyer may suffer in the sales process or in connection with the product.

As you will be collecting personal information about users when they order through your website, you will also need a Website Privacy Policy. The Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods will therefore refer to a Website Privacy Policy.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Details of your company;
  • Whether users require a username and password to access your website;
  • What payment methods are accepted;
  • Whether promotions, contests, vouchers, codes, credits, gift cards, or other privilege programmes will be run from time to time;
  • Details of delivery terms and fees;
  • Whether you allow users be able to post information on your website or upload files to your website;
  • Contact information; and
  • The date when the Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods was last updated.

Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods Document

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