German Ecommerce Regulations

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===Product Catalog=== ===Product Catalog===
-Prices on the website have to be displayed including sales tax (VAT). An exception are ecommerce shops which only sell business-to-business and very small companies or special groups of customers like other companies. So depending on the login of a customer prices will be including or excluding tax. All additonal costs (shipping and handling) have to be quoted next to the price itself on the website. This regulation caused a lot of trouble in the past. Now you can see shipping prices on most german websites multiple times close to every pricetag. +Prices on the website have to be displayed including sales tax (also referred to as Value Added Tax, or VAT). An exception are ecommerce shops that sell only business-to-business and very small companies or special groups of customers like other companies. So depending on the login of a customer prices will be including or excluding tax. All additonal costs (shipping and handling) have to be quoted next to the price itself on the website. This regulation caused a lot of trouble in the past. Now you can see shipping prices on most german websites multiple times close to every pricetag. 
-Special offers for a defines period of time have to be marked as special ofers and conditions for purchase have to be explained. +Special offers for a defined period of time have to be marked as special offers and conditions for a purchase have to be explained. 
-Prices that refer to weight or volume units need an additional pricetag for the whole unit, i.e. a product that costs 5,00 Euro per 50 gramm needs a note that 100 gramm is 10,00 Euro (only allowed if product weight is <= 250 gramm) or 1kg is 100,00 Euro.+Prices that refer to weight or volume units need an additional pricetag for the whole unit, i.e. a product that costs 5,00 Euro per 50 gramm needs a note that 100 gramm is 10,00 Euro (allowed only if the product weight is <= 250 gramm) or 1kg is 100,00 Euro.
Imprint and Privacy policy are mandatory. Imprint and Privacy policy are mandatory.
===Checkout System=== ===Checkout System===
-Mandatory confirmation of the terms and conditions in the checkout process. The customer needs to confirm a checkbox that he accepts the conditions of the shop in order to process his order.+Mandatory confirmation of the terms and conditions in the checkout process. The customer needs to confirm using a check box that he accepts the conditions of the shop in order to process his order.
===Revocation/cancellation rights=== ===Revocation/cancellation rights===



 

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