If you need to get the exact same document signed by multiple users which results into multiple signed documents with one signature you can use the bulk send feature.
Important: This feature only allows you to get the document signed by one external person per document. So you cannot sign it yourself within the bulk send. In that case, for now, you could upload a document that has already been signed by yourself.
The recipients will not see the details of other recipients while using the "Bulk send" feature.
You can either send a bulk send without pre-filling data in case you only need a signature or have the signer add all the input or you can automatically fill data from an excel file into the SignRequest template.
With the bulk send feature you can send a SignRequest to up to 1000 signers at once. Please make sure to test the template extensively with several of your own email addresses before sending out a bulk send.
Note, that if you add multiple recipients in the normal SignRequest "Contact(s)" field they will all sign the exact same document, see each other's details and all signatures will be added to one contract. (Thus, for example 10 signatures on one document, instead of 10 documents with 1 signature which is the case with the bulk send feature.)
1. Sending a bulk send without pre-filling data
First, you'll need to create a template within SignRequest (only option 1 works for the bulk send, but you can add template tags first and then upload it and save it as a template). After creating the document you can select "Bulk send" on the template page.
The following video shows you the necessary steps.
2. Sending a bulk send with pre-filling the template
You can automatically pre-fill the SignRequest template with data you already have, like the name and address of your signer.
First, you'll need to add an ID to all the template fields that you want to pre-fill. Open the field, click 'Advanced' and add the external ID. You'll use this ID in the excel file as well.
Once you've made the template you can generate an example excel that lists the columns based on your external IDs.
You'll need to have all the data in an excel file. Below is an example of a simple excel file.
The data in the column 'prefill__customer_name' will be added to the template in all fields that have the ID 'customer_name' (as shown in the step above). You can add as many columns as you need.
In the column 'contact_1_email' you can add the list of email addresses that need to receive the bulk send.
Once you've made the excel file with all the necessary data you can upload the excel after clicking 'Bulk send' in your template overview.
You can check whether or not the fields are pre-filled correct.
If you're satisfied you can send the SignRequests.