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Contracting with ecommerce platforms

Contracting with ecommerce platforms
Published on: 12 October 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Contracting with ecommerce platforms
  • What contractual arrangements exist where a trader contracts with a provider of a cloud ecommerce platform (eg Shopify, BigCommerce or EKM)—both with that platform and any third parties?
  • To what extent can traders generally negotiate the relevant terms? Are there any notable exceptions?
  • What are the key legal issues for the trader’s legal advisors to consider when advising the trader?
  • Data
  • Price/renewal terms
  • Breaches
  • Service levels and service credits
  • Termination
  • What issues often arise from the terms put forward by platform providers and related third parties?

Article summary

Commercial analysis: How is ecommerce changing the ways in which traders make contractual arrangements? Nick Phillips, a partner at Edwin Coe LLP, looks at the different types of ecommerce platform solutions and explains the issues surrounding contractual arrangements, including key legal considerations for the trader. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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