As we lead up to the festive season a lot of people will be buying and selling online.
If your business relies on internet sales, or (selling online) then you need to know about website compliance – distance selling regulations that will apply to you. There are loads of guides to do with website marketing and how to sell online, but it is well worth reading a good guide on how to comply with the rules and regulations that protect people who buy online.
Online Selling Rules
Items bought via your online shop will be subject to the Distance Selling Regulations, and there is a lot of information in the Distance Selling Hub run by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in the UK. The five key principles below are taken from the OFT website and if you want to find out if you are doing the right thing, click our links and go straight to the web compliance tips on their website.
We will add more posts when they issue more guidance on internet sales or internet rules and laws.
Excerpt from the OFT site:
Five of the simplest ways to make your website more compliant with distance selling regulations are by doing the following:
|Providing a full geographic address
|Providing a proper email contact address
|Flagging up hidden or unexpected charges early in the buying process
|Being clear and open about cancellation rights
|Providing a full refund plus refund of delivery charges when things go wrong
As you can see – straightforward, practical and useful reminders. Do please google+ or rccommend this page using the links below to share it with your contacts.