Dropshipping as a form of electronic trade

The Law on Trade (“Official Gazette of RS,” No. 52/2019) governs dropshipping as a method of conducting electronic commerce in Serbia. Following the provisions of Article 17 of the Law on Trade (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 52/2019), dropshipping is defined as a form of electronic commerce in which a retailer sells goods through an electronic store or an electronic platform, while the goods are delivered to the consumer directly from the manufacturer/wholesaler.

According to the above definition, there are three people involved in the described dropshipping form of electronic commerce:

  1. manufacturer/wholesaler
  2. seller of goods on the platform (dropshipper)
  3. customer (consumer).

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New and most important legal solutions in Law on Trade

Law on Trade (“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 52/2019) which entered into force on July 30, 2019. and which shall apply from January 31, 2020 provides the conditions for intensive development of the digital economy.

By new legal solutions in detail:

  1. shall be regulated and defined electronic commerce and forms of online sales which are the most used in practice
  2. shall be allowed under certain conditions, displaying of prices in webshop in foreign currency
  3. shall be precisely defined and simplified the obligations of e-traders that carry out online sale and
  4. shall be introduced inspection method covert shopping (mystery shopper).

E-commerce and Online Sales Forms that are Most Applicable in Practice

Electronic commerce is defined as a special form of the remote commerce, which shall be realized in such a way that the goods/services shall be offered, ordered and saled through internet, and it has been introduced the term of online shopping (webshop) and the electronic platform: Continue reading New and most important legal solutions in Law on Trade