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How to write your Reseller/VAR Contract

We include this 3 page template with IT/Software/Hardware Contract Pack and the Proposal Kit Professional. You will get more content and software automation for data merging, managing client documents, and creating proposals with line item quoting with a Contract Pack or the Professional.

The VAR / Reseller Agreement is used when allowing a third party to resell your products or services to their customers. This is typically used when selling higher priced services or allowing the VAR to stock your products or sell them directly from their web site.
Document Length: 3 Pages
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Reseller/VAR Contract

Writing the Reseller/VAR Contract document


THIS AGREEMENT is made this Current Day day of Current Month, Current Year by and between Company Name (hereafter referred to as "VAR or Reseller") and Company Name (hereafter referred to as "Company"). The purpose of this Agreement (hereafter referred to as the "Agreement") is to precede a longer-term contract arrangement under which Company Name will provide Reseller services on behalf of Company Name. As a service, the standard VAR agreement with the Company is provided below.

Right to Resell

Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, Company grants the VAR a non-exclusive right to resell its products and services to the VAR's customers.


The VAR shall maintain a sales office for product promotion and is responsible for all costs incurred for the promotion and sale of Company products and services. The VAR shall conduct business in its own name and shall not represent itself as an employee or agent of the Company. Prospects may be registered with the Company and will be protected for 90 days.

This protection may be renewed at the Company's discretion for a further 90 days.

End User Pricing

End User pricing and VAR Compensation is outlined on Exhibit A, attached, and is subject to change at the sole discretion of the Company.


Terms of payment are C.O.D. unless credit approval has been granted by the Company. If credit approval has been granted, credit terms are net 10 days upon receipt of invoice. The Company reserves the right to revoke any credit extended if payment is in arrears or delinquent for more than 30 days.


Proprietary Information exchanged here forth shall be treated as such by the VAR and held in the strictest of confidence. This information shall include, but not be limited to, the provisions outlined in this agreement, product and services information, pricing, source code, company practices, methodology and procedures. The VAR further agrees to not distribute, decompose, disassemble, decode or reverse engineer any Company program delivered to the VAR or any portion thereof without prior written approval of the Company.

Transfer of Rights

The VAR may not assignor transfer this agreement, in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the Company. In the event that the VAR contemplates whole or partial sale of its business, ownership change, or a change in its jurisdiction, the VAR shall notify Company Name by mail, facsimile or email no less than 60 days prior to the effective date of the event.

Term of Agreement

The term of this agreement is twelve (12) months from the date of execution by the Company. This agreement shall be continuously renewed every twelve (12) months unless the VAR notifies the Company in writing thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date.


The Company may terminate this agreement at its sole discretion upon the occurrence of one or more of the following events. 1) failure to comply with any provisions of the agreement upon receipt of written notice from the Company of said failure, 2) appointment of Receiver or upon the filing of any application by the VAR seeking relief from creditors, 3) upon mutual agreement in writing of the Company and VAR.


If legal proceedings are commenced to resolve a dispute arising out of, or relating to this agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all costs, legal fees, and expert witness fees as well as any costs or legal fees in connection with any appeals.


The VAR shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from and against any and all claims, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities (including reasonable attorney fees)of whatsoever kind and nature that may be asserted, granted or imposed against the Company directly or indirectly arising from or in connection with VAR's marketing or support services of the product or services or the unauthorized representation of the product and services or any breach of this agreement by the VAR.

Limited Warranty

The Company warrants that the product will substantially perform the functions or generally conform to the specifications published by the Company for the product. If it is determined that the product does not operate according to such documentation, the Company's only responsibility will be to use reasonable efforts, consistent with industry standards, to cure the defect.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be held responsible for delay or failure in performance hereunder caused by, acts of nature, strikes, embargoes, fires, war or other causes beyond their reasonable control.

Binding Effect

If any provision of this agreement is held to be unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall in no way be affected or impaired thereby. This agreement and any disputes arising hereunder shall be governed by the laws of State state, without regard to conflicts of law principles. A failure by any party to exercise or delay in exercising a right or power conferred upon it in this agreement shall not operate as a waiver of any such right or power.

Each party represents and warrants that, on the date first written above, they are authorized to enter into this Agreement in entirety and duly bind their respective principals by their signature below:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I customize the Reseller/VAR Contract to fit my business needs?

Customizing the Reseller/VAR Contract involves editing the document to include your business details, terms, and conditions. The templates are designed to be flexible, allowing you to insert your company's name, address, and other relevant information. You can modify clauses to reflect your unique business practices and legal requirements.

Is the Reseller/VAR Contract compliant with laws and regulations?

The legal contract templates are written by legal professionals and designed to comply with current laws and regulations at the time of their writing. However, laws can vary by jurisdiction and change over time, so it's recommended to have your contract reviewed by a local attorney to ensure it meets all legal requirements specific to your region and industry. Templates are licensed as self-help information and not as legal advice.

Can I use the same Reseller/VAR Contract for different clients or projects?

You can use the same Reseller/VAR Contract for different clients or projects. The templates are versatile and easily adapted for various scenarios. You will need to update specific details such as client names, project descriptions, and any unique terms for each new agreement to ensure that each contract accurately reflects the particulars of the individual client or project.

What should I do if I encounter a clause or term I don't understand?

If you encounter a clause or term in the Reseller/VAR Contract that you need help understanding, you can refer to guidance notes explaining each section's purpose and use. For more complex or unclear terms, it's advisable to consult with a legal professional who can explain the clause and help you determine if any modifications are necessary to suit your specific needs.

How do I ensure that the Reseller/VAR Contract is legally binding and enforceable?

To ensure that the Reseller/VAR Contract is legally binding and enforceable, follow these steps:

  • Complete all relevant sections: Make sure all blanks are filled in with accurate information.
  • Include all necessary terms and conditions: Ensure that all essential elements, such as payment terms, deliverables, timelines, and responsibilities, are clearly defined.
  • Signatures: Both parties must sign the contract, and it is often recommended that the contract be witnessed or notarized, depending on the legal requirements in your jurisdiction.
  • Consult a legal professional: Before finalizing the Reseller/VAR Contract, have it reviewed by an attorney to ensure it complies with applicable laws and protects your interests.

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