At WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties sign this agreement. In the absence of a written sales contract, certain merchandise guarantees may apply either automatically or not at all. Guarantees are legally enforceable commitments or guarantees that assure the buyer that certain facts or conditions regarding the goods are accurate. According to the Commercial Uniform (UCC), there are two types of guarantees – explicit guarantees and unspoken guarantees. One way or another, you will want to make sure that you have a written agreement to make sure it sails smoothly until the money and goods have been exchanged, and that you and the other party will want to know what to do if there is a hiccup on the way. This agreement can be used for a number of goods sales, ranging from small purchases to large-scale contracts. If you do not have a sales contract, you may not understand your contractual rights and obligations, the economic consequences of the risks, and the remedies and protections you legally have. This agreement provides a solid foundation and framework for all stages of an otherwise complex process and provides ways to address and correct them in the event of a problem. Explicit guarantees: An explicit guarantee is a positive statement from the seller about the quality and characteristics of the merchandise. An example of an express warranty is an electronics distributor that tells a customer, “We guarantee defects to your newly purchased TV for three years. If you tell us there is a defect, we will replace it or fix it. However, an explicit guarantee can be created even if the seller does not intend to establish one. If the sales contract has a description of the products that the buyer relies on at the time of purchase, an explicit guarantee is made that the merchandise complies with that description. When the seller makes a sample of the merchandise available to the buyer, an explicit guarantee is made that the merchandise matches the sample.

A written agreement allows both the seller and the buyer to clearly state the explicit guarantees that apply to the merchandise if necessary. A sales contract is signed before a property or money is exchanged. It is an agreement between the parties to sell a future transaction and documents the details of what that transaction will be.