What is an envelope?

In DocuSign, an envelope is a container for documents that you send to a recipient to sign. An envelope can have one document or many documents. The envelope holds data on the documents to be signed, the signers and other recipients, and the places where signers will sign the documents. Envelopes have statuses (i.e. sent, delivered, completed, voided) and also contain information about the sender and timestamps that indicate the progress of the delivery procedure. When an envelope is completed the DocuSign platform automatically generates a Certificate of Completion which details the full audit history of the transaction.

Regardless of how many documents, fields, and signers a given envelope contains, it still counts only once towards your eSignature plan’s envelope allowance once it is sent out to be signed.


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