German Ecommerce Regulations
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German ecommerce law regulations are quite complicated, so i guess a new page would make sense. VAT in Germany is “Umsatzsteuer” or “MwSt” = “Mehrwertsteuer”. In ecommerce websites it is common to use “MwSt.”
VAT is 19% on general merchant and 7% for reduced tax merchant (food, printmedia)
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.
In addition to accepting the terms and conditions of the webshop, the customer also needs to be presented his rights of revocation concerning his order before he finishes the checkout procedure.
The order confirmation email has to contain these items:
Europäische Kommission: Die Richtlinie über den elektronischen Geschäftsverkehr
European Commission: E-Commerce Directive