The Legal Things You Need to Know Before Selling Online

The Legal Things You Need to Know Before Selling Online

So, you have heard how friends have boasted about selling their unwanted or DIY on Amazon, eBay, Craig’s list and the likes. If you are intrigued by their claim that with a click of a button they disposed of their stuff, you must try your luck in online selling. You need not necessarily sell old stuff, you can open your own e-commerce website to sell things online but for that, you must follow certain legal procedures.

I discovered these things when chased by loan sharks near me I had no option but to turn to Craig’s list to dispose of an antique flowerpot. During my research, I came across these key elements that every e-commerce merchant must know before putting their ware for sale online.

  1. Just as it is mandatory for all selling contracts, when you sell any services or goods online you must have terms of service. Your customers must be aware of what services they are getting and if they will be bombarded with monthly emails or if they need to be notified of the change of prices etc. you must build trust from the word go.
  2. Become PCI compliant and use the services of only reputable payment gateways. You must be aware of the local laws and act responsibly. It is your duty to ensure that all credit card details are properly encrypted and safe.
  3. Your goods must be protected and hence you should include in your costs insurance and exchange policy. Keep all communication channels open with your customers as this will lead to less legal hassles in times of dispute.
  4. Firstly, ensure that you are not copying someone else’s idea without due credit. If your product is unique copyright it and issue a patent on it to prevent it being duplicated.
  5. All your transaction records must be available online as well as stored digitally to protect you when things go wrong. All interactions with customers must be records.