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Lead Referral

Leads at GitLab are valuable, and do not age well. If we refer a lead to you, we have certain expectations on how it will be handled.

Lead referral and follow up

When GitLab refers leads to you, the lead will have received an email introduction to you first. That introduction may look a little like this (usually in local language):

Greetings Customer Name,

I hope this finds you well.

Thank you for your interest in GitLab. Since you are in Territory, and have begun an evaluation of GitLab EE, I wanted to introduce you to our local partner, Partner Name. Partner can be reached at <GitLab@partnerTLD>. If you need any assistance during your evaluation, I would encourage you to reach out to them.

You are, of course, welcome to contact GitLab directly should you desire.

GitLab employee signature block

When responding to the customer, please be sure to BCC email to SFDC so that your activity is tracked.

Lead Aging - 1 week

If a lead is unmodified (by not having received a reply for instance) for 1 week, the lead will then receive a follow up email in English that looks like this:

Greetings Customer Name

I hope this finds you well. I wanted to follow up on our introduction of partner the other day. Have you spoken with them yet? Is there anything that perhaps I can do for you?

GitLab employee signature block

Lead aging - 2 weeks

If the lead goes a further week without being updated or responded to; then the lead will be reassigned to either a direct sales person or another reseller.

Closing a deal

The steps to closing a deal are:

  1. Deal Registration
  2. Receive a GitLab reseller quote
  3. Remitting payment to GitLab
  4. Execute the GitLab EULA

Deal Registration

GitLab requires lead registration. This process is to let us know which deals you are working on so that we can plan accordingly, and also helps prevent channel conflict.

GitLab will not accept an order, give a quote, issue an evaluation license, nor pay commissions if a deal has not been registered.

The link to the deal registration form is located in the reseller project. Please do not share the URL of the deal registration form with anyone outside your company.

When you complete the form, we get notified and will do the following:

Receive a GitLab reseller quote

Attached below is a sample quote. When you register a deal you will receive a quote that looks like this. Yours may differ slightly. This quote reflects your reseller price exclusive of incentive bonus's and is not meant for the end customer. You will need to generate your own quote to the end customer.

The quote will come with a Sertifi link. E-signing the quote with Sertifi will initiate the invoicing process and cause our systems to invoice you. Do not e-sign the quote until you are ready to be invoiced. Do not e-sign the quote if your customer will be paying us directly.

Note that our system will not let us generate a quote without an end user contact complete with address and postal code.

sample reseller invoice

Remitting payment to GitLab

You can arrange for payment either via invoice, or your customer can pay us directly.

Customer pays us directly

If your customer will be paying us directly, you must inform us of that before it happens, or risk getting credit for the opportunity. If they pay us directly, then you will receive your margin with your quarterly VIR cheque.

By Credit Card

If your customer wishes to pay by credit card, you can simply direct them to https://about.gitlab.com/pricing/.

By purchase order

If your customer will be paying us via a Purchase Order, then you must email us a copy of the PO so we may invoice the customer. The best way to do this is to forward the PO to sales@gitlab.com, cc: the customer, and bcc: the Email to Salesforce address. This will make sure that the PO gets attached to the appropriate opportunity record.

Paying via Invoice

To pay via invoice, simply e-sign the reseller quote to initiate an invoice then remit payment in USD to the appropriate bank:

Resellers in North America

Comerica Bank
250 Lytton Ave, 3rd Floor
Palo Alto
CA 94301 USA
Bank account number: 1894977527
SWIFT Code: MNBDUS33
Routing number: 121137522

Beneficiary information
GitLab, Inc.
1233 Howard Street Suite 2F
San Francisco
CA 94103 USA

Resellers outside North America

Rabobank
Croeselaan 18, 3500HG
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bank account number: 153952644
SWIFT Code: RABONL2U
Routing number: 121137522
IBAN: NL48RABO0153952644

Beneficiary information
GitLab BV
108 Ondiep, 3552 EK
Utrecht, The Netherlands
VAT #: NL853740343B01

Execute the GitLab EULA

All orders will require an executed EULA. There are 3 methods of obtaining a EULA:

  1. Customer pays GitLab directly In this instance, GitLab will obtain the EULA from the customer.
  2. License Key Deployment The default for reseller orders is that the end customer will receive a link to download their license key. The customer will have to click an acceptance of terms in order to get their key.
  3. Physical signature Some customers may require a fully countersigned document. When you obtain the signed document from the customer, please scan it and email it to sales@gitlab.com, with a cc: to the customer and a bcc: to the Email to Salesforce address.

An order is not complete without a signed agreement.

Email to SFDC

At GitLab, we regularly review our leads for activity. In order to make that way less painful than asking you to fill out a spreadsheet, or sit through a long phone call; we will enable mailto SFDC for your email accounts that will be interacting with GitLab leads.

To use

If there are any additional email addresses you want me to enable SFDC to receive email from, please let us know.

Technical Support

While we do not require them to, we do expect that your customers will, for the most part, contact you if they need help. It is in both of our best interest that they do so, as the more touch points you have with them, the more likely you are to further develop business with them. We do not expect you to be as knowledgeable about our products as our own support staff, and do expect that you will need to escalate some issues to our support staff. To facilitate this, you will be assigned a Designated Support Engineer (DSE) to help your staff troubleshoot and resolve any issues that your customers may encounter. We will make every attempt to assign you a DSE that is in your time zone and if possible, having appropriate language skills.

You may contact your DSE at the email address in the README file of the resellers project. This address is only for post-sales technical support. For pre-sales technical issues, please contact your local GitLab sales team.

Due to vacations, holidays, etc., sometimes your DSE will not be available, or they may need to involve others at GitLab. For this reason, all correspondence should be in English as that is the language in common for our support staff worldwide.

When contacting your DSE, you will need to include the following for each incident:

Do not escalate GitLab.com or GitLab CE incidents to your DSE; instead please refer them to the normal support channels.

GitLab Landing Page guidelines

Your website will need to have a landing page with information about GitLab. You can see what others have done from the Resellers page.

Here is also a list of resources that you may find useful to include on your landing page.

The GitLab Authorized reseller logo should help tell your prospects and customers that we are working with you.

You should use our Authorized Reseller Logo on your materials where appropriate and in accordance with our brand guidelines.

The logos are available in the README file of the resellers project.