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How can I sign online contracts with HelloSign?

HelloSign eSignatures can be used to sign all types of contracts, from informal agreements to enterprise sales deals. Our electronic signatures remove the need for printing, signing, scanning and faxing, making it simple to sign a contract online at any time.

Here are just a few examples of contracts that are signed using eSignatures:

  • Sales Contracts
  • Freelance contracts
  • Real estate leases
  • And more!

Is it legal to sign online contracts?

HelloSign provides you with a legally binding eSignature solution for your contract needs. HelloSign complies with the requirements of the US Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and the European Union eIDAS (EU No.910/2014) regarding electronic signatures and transmissions, thus making eSignatures fast, easy and legally binding.

For more information about what documents are legal, you can check out our blog post on eSignature legality here

How does HelloSign work?

HelloSign is a desktop and device-friendly app that gives you the power to format online contracts with text fields, request electronic signatures for online contracts, keep a detailed audit-trail for every document and securely store signed documents in your account. We provide technology that complies with current eSignature law and standards.

We’ve been around since 2010 and have grown tremendously over the past few years!

What does an online contract signing flow look like?

You can start signing online contracts soon as you create a HelloSign account. Here’s a peek at what a signing flow looks like:

  1. Upload the sales contract you’d like to sign or send.
  2. Use text boxes, signature boxes or date boxes to format the appropriate fields in your document.
  3. Enter in recipient contact info (email) and add a personal message to recipients.
  4. Click "Request Signature".

Once you’ve sent your signature request, you’ll receive automatic email reminders until the document has been signed. These reminders make it easy to keep track of any online contract you have out for signature so you don’t lose a deal or a document in the cracks.

Bonus: All HelloSign’s signing flows feature a device-optimised signer experience, so you can sign easily from your mobile phone or tablet.

What other features are useful for someone wanting to send or sign online contracts?

In addition to the basic features of HelloSign, there are other key features available on certain HelloSign plans for anyone looking to sign an online contract. These features were all created to make it easier and more efficient to organise signing order and flow of a contract:

  • Signer permissions. Two-factor authentication is a protection tool that requires a signer to enter a unique code before accessing your document. This is particularly useful for highly-sensitive docs!
  • Signer order. Got more than one person signing a doc? You can assign a signing order to make sure the right fields are filled out in the right order.
  • Data validation. To protect against signer typos, you can set rules for your text fields. For example, you can set a “numbers only” rule for a phone number text field. A signer will receive an error if they enter in characters other than a number.
  • Templates. This features allows you create a reusable template for your frequently used documents. You just have to format the document once, save a template and then you can access the formatting again and again!

Please note these features may only be available on certain HelloSign plans. Please contact a sales representative if you are interested in learning which plan would be best for you.

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Did you know you can electronically sign documents online, even when they're in an un-editable format like a PDF? Signing PDF documents online makes in incredibly simple to get your most important paperwork filled in and signed quickly, even when you don't have access to a printer, scanner or fax machine. HelloSign – an eSignature solution – gives you all the tools you need to sign PDF documents online.

HelloSign provides legally binding electronic signatures, each protected by an army of security regulations and compliances. Using HelloSign, you can format your PDFs with special formatting fields (like text fields, tick boxes, date fields, signature fields and more) so you can fill in PDF documents and insert your legally binding signature. You can also send the completed document via email to recipients of your choosing.

It’s simple to get started!

Step 1
Create your HelloSign account.
Use the Google authenticator or enter in your email and a password.
Step 2
Upload your PDF document.
Pull the PDF document into your account from your desktop or upload from one of the many apps we integrate with, like Box, Evernote, Google Docs and more.
Step 3
Format the PDF using special formatting fields.
Just drag and drop each field onto the relevant part of the document.
Step 4
Fill in and sign the PDF.
Enter your information into each field, and insert your electronic signature to make the PDF legally binding.
Step 5
Send and store.
You have the option to send the completed document to a recipient or recipients via email. A copy of the completed document will also be saved to your HelloSign account.
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It's easier than ever to sign all your most important documents without the hassle of a printer, scanner or fax machine. Legally binding electronic signatures empower you to sign documents online using a desktop, tablet or mobile phone.

HelloSign is an eSignature provider dedicated to making the process of signing paperwork less painful and cumbersome. Using our free eSignature tool, you can create an electronic signature, format documents and store signed documents – all online!

In addition to providing easy to use electronic signatures, we also offer other services that make paperwork a breeze. Here are just a few features you'll enjoy with a paid HelloSign account:

Templates.
Prepare a document once, save it as a template and then use it again and again.
Data validation.
You'll never have to worry about accidentally filling in an email address in the wrong field.
Email alerts.
Enjoy automatic email reminders and alerts for any action taken with your document. For example, you'll see when a document has been opened, viewed and signed.
Secure storage.
All documents are kept safely and securely in your HelloSign account.
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