3. Europe-wide Survey on Sales Restrictions in eCommerce
Nearly 2,000 brands restricting medium-sized online retailers
„Choice in eCommerce“ will publish the results of Europe biggest survey on sales restrictions
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Survey against restrictions
SURVEY AGAINST RESTRICTIONS
Some brands and manufacturers are attempting to unfairly limit the sale and resale of their products online.
These brand owners are beginning to block online marketplaces and other websites from selling everyday goods, like sporting goods, clothing or electronics
If we want to prevent other brands from doing the same, we need to ACT NOW
start the survey here
eCommerce makes Europe competitive: in 2012, European online revenue of goods and services was €311.6 billion, up 19% and it is estimated that up to 2 million European jobs were created by the B2C eCommerce.*
Consumers want online shopping to be personal, global and mobile: mobile commerce revenues across Europe are expected to rise from €1.7 billion in 2011 to €19.2 billion in 2017.**
Platform bans specifically hurt small businesses and consumers: businesses lose the freedom to use efficient, profitable and popular online distribution channels and consumers lose choice and competitive prices.
* Ecommerce Europe Report 2013
** Forrester Research 2012