Contract for selling goods to another business

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What's a contract for selling goods to another business and when do you need it?

This is a straightforward supply of goods agreement where you are supplying another business. It will give you a great basis to agree more detailed supply terms if you wish to do so. It is not suitable for the supply of goods to consumers. (You should use our separate template covering supply of goods to consumers instead.)

Our template contains lots of guidance to help you include all the right details, such as whether your supply relationship might be exclusive, what the rules are about your goods being of a satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act) and fit for the purpose for which they are intended to be used by your customer, whether you'll be delivering the goods and if so, how you'll do so, what price you're charging, what happens if the goods are defective and how much is your liability if they are and/or they cause damage or injury, whether you'll charge interest on late payment for the goods and at what rate of interest...

This template is appropriate for a supply relationship that is negotiated and you intend for both businesses to sign it. It may be a one-off transaction with a business customer, it could well be that you intend for this to be a regular supply arrangement; this template can cover both scenarios. It does not apply to supply of goods by distance (for example catalogue selling or telesales arrangements). You should use our template website terms if you’re supplying goods online.

If you don’t intend for your business customer to negotiate and sign an agreement with you, but you need of course to impose terms and conditions relating to how you will supply them, (e.g. you are selling goods to business customers on a wholesale basis from a warehouse or factory), you should use our template terms and conditions for supply of goods to another business instead.