eBay, Amazon – the wealth of online marketplaces that many retailers use as (additional) sales channels is now enormous. But what about the obligation in the context of the German Packaging Act?

Find out what the German Packaging Act means for you in the following practical cases:

You use a fulfillment service provider

  • In fulfillment, the fulfillment service provider typically fills the shipping packaging – so you are not responsible for licensing it.
  • You are only responsible for the product packaging if you fill it yourself before sending it to your service provider's warehouse.

 

You use dropshipping

  • In dropshipping, your service provider (wholesaler/producer) typically fills both the product packaging and the shipping packaging – so you are not responsible for licensing them.

 

You use dropshipping

  • In dropshipping, your service provider (wholesaler/producer) typically fills both the product packaging and the shipping packaging – so you are not responsible for licensing them.

You sell goods from abroad directly to German end consumers

Since you are responsible for the goods when they are shipped directly to the German end user without the involvement of a intermediate retailer when crossing the border, you are responsible for the system participation of the following packaging:

  • all packaging and packaging components that are imported into the German area of application

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