Since since 2013 Choice in Ecommerce have been lobbying against sales restrictions imposed by manufacturers and brands. They filed a petition with more than 14,000 signatures from retailers from all across Europe to the EU Commission. This action, amongst other, led to a sector inquiry on eCommerce by the EU Commission.
Last year, Choice in Ecommerce published a list of nearly 2,000 manufacturers and brands who restrict online sales in seven different ways.
Now they want to go one step further and want to recruit sellers impacted by brand restrictions to help make their voices heard. They are gathering data to present the EU Commission with detailed information on exactly how retailers across Europe are being restricted by brands with a specific focus on sporting goods and in particular outdoor clothing. They are particularly interested in hearing from you if you sell a brand in the following table:
Choice in Ecommerce particularly want to hear from you if you sell online across the EU, suffer from at least one restriction in the table above, or have suffered from loss of turnover or had to fire staff due to sales bans or see a growing trend towards brand controls by manufacturers and brands.
If you would like to make your voice heard, contact Anna Duleczus by phone +49-30-49876660 or email [email protected] to discuss your situation in confidence. Any sensitive information will be held under highest confidentiality. To start with, reports on the manufacturers mentioned above are of interest and no names of any businesses or persons are required.