All fifty states have adopted some version of the UCC to allow for easier transactions. Specifically, the UCC creates a legal framework for business agreements. The framework creates a safety net that exists for the situations of when a written contract does not exist or if a contract leaves out an otherwise key term. This means delivery terms, time for performance, and other terms are included in the UCC as a backup.
This means an agreement can be sparse in the details. Two parties can agree to the most important terms and the laws will provide the remainder of the details. In effect, these laws create the effect of permitting businesses to act quickly without needing significant and expensive documents for every transaction.
The key to all nine articles is they are focused on the sale of goods. This means a definition for what is a “good” is critical. Under the UCC a good is “all things (including specially manufactured goods) which are movable at the time of identification to the contract for sale other than the money in which the price is to be paid, investment securities, and things in action.”
As such, this means the scope of a contract covers a significant part of all transactions - including the simple ones such as buying a book at the bookstore or getting a pair of jeans. Additionally, it simplifies contracts for the sale of goods. It allows receipts which are a promise to pay for a thing to be enough. The other terms are provided by law.
This simplification allows business to be conducted freely and efficiently, allowing businesses to conduct their business with few issues.