Warning notices in online trading – Survey for dealers – eCommerce Magazin


Online trade warnings are still an obstacle and especially a nuisance for many traders E-commerce in Germany. Warnings can affect anyone – so they concern every online retailer.

Online trade warnings disrupt business

In order to be able to document this business-disruptive practice throughout Germany, Trusted Shops would like to ask for the ninth time as part of the traditional survey on warnings in e-commerce in which dimensions the retailers are confronted with it. As in previous years, the legal experts at Trusted Shops the most common reasons for warnings and draw a detailed picture of the warning landscape in Germany with the help of the survey.

“For the discussions in federal ministries, associations and in the context of legislative proposals, the support of online retailers is essential – because without reliable figures on the actual threat posed by warnings, the legislature will not act”, emphasizes Dr. Carsten Föhlisch, legal expert at Trusted Shops.

Bill has not yet been published

After the federal government passed a bill to strengthen fair competition in May of last year and the expert hearing in the Legal Affairs Committee took place in October 2019, the anti-warning law has become quiet. The coalition factions, however, probably agreed on a joint bill before the Bundestag’s summer break. However, its content has not yet been published.

The survey ends on September 30th, 2020. Here is the link to the survey:

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