What happens all too often to paper contracts?
They get misplaced, lost, or simply forgotten amidst our busy activities.
When we do remember them, actually signing them gets postponed until a space in our day opens up for the uninspiring routine of print, grab a pen, sign, scan and email (or fax, anyone?). Sometimes we get as far as printing, then get distracted.
Every month The CEO Magazine sends out 30-60 advertising contracts for signatures to customers all over the world. When they used paper contracts, many simply didn’t come back. No surprise there.
And of course the ones that did come back got to begin a new life as part of a paper filing system (that was called “success”).