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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Delivery note

The delivery note is a document of commodity accounting that records:

  • exit of goods from the warehouse (warehouse) of the seller (trader), as well as
  • financial indebtedness of the buyer.

The delivery note is created when the customer’s order is executed. Along with the goods sent to the buyer, the trader must also deliver a delivery note, which is made in three copies, for

  • customer
  • Merchant warehouse
  • Merchant Accounting Service.

The store uses computer programs to create a delivery note and automatically update the documents that the delivery note affects or should be displayed. The delivery note is displayed at the seller in the Book of records of turnover and services (KEPU) on the discharge side. Continue reading Delivery note

Online store

Electronic commerce and electronic business in the Republic of Serbia are subject to regulation:

  1. Law on Trade (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 52/2019)
  2. Law on Electronic Commerce (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 41/2009, 95/2013 and 52/2019)
  3. Law on Consumer Protection (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 88/2021)
  4. Law on Personal Data Protection (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 87/2018)
  5. Law on Electronic Document, Electronic Identification and Trust Services in Electronic Business (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 94/2017) and
  6. other laws.

National regulations apply to the organization and operation of:

  • domestic economic entities (B2G, B2B) as well as on
  • contractual relations between domestic consumers and traders (B2C).

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