Rechtliche Aspekte des Dropshippings – Dein Leitfaden für den Online-Handel

Legal aspects of dropshipping – your guide to online trading

Dropshipping is a popular business model that allows you to send products directly from the supplier to your customers without the need for physical inventory. But is dropshipping legal in Germany? And what legal aspects should you know? In this article we answer some of these questions.

Is dropshipping legal in Germany?

Yes, dropshipping is absolutely legal in Germany and in many other countries worldwide. However, you must adhere to the legal framework that applies to online commerce in Germany. This includes information obligations, the right of withdrawal, data protection and more.

Under which trade does dropshipping fall?

Dropshipping falls under online commerce, which is a part of retail. If you want to start a dropshipping business, you need to register a business. In doing so, you can indicate that you are engaged in online commerce. We have already covered more detailed information on this topic in a previous blog article.

Who pays the duty for dropshipping?

Customs regulations may vary depending on the country of origin of the product and the country of delivery. Normally, it is the buyer’s responsibility to pay duties and taxes if the product comes from a non-EU country. But as a dropshipper, you can also make arrangements with your suppliers to cover these costs. For more on this topic, check out our previous blog article.

How much can you earn with dropshipping?

There is no upper limit to what you can earn with dropshipping. Your revenue depends on several factors, such as the type of products you sell, margin, number of sales, and operating costs. However, you must declare your income on your tax return and pay the appropriate taxes. We have provided more details on this topic in a previous blog article.

In summary, dropshipping is a practical and flexible business model that offers great opportunities. However, it is important to inform yourself well about the legal aspects beforehand and make sure that you comply with all legal requirements.