Legal Information for Websites in Fashion Business

Legal Information for Websites in Fashion Business

The SFC Team Thursday, 1 June 2023

Selling online is a no-brainer; reaching a global audience, increasing sales opportunities, competing with larger businesses and receiving payment more quickly from online transactions. So, chances are, you will rope in help designing your online shop-front. But what do you do if your web developer comes in over budget and takes three times longer than estimated? 

And once you've jumped this hurdle, if you're selling goods or services through digital TV, by mail order or by phone or text message, you are legally obliged to provide certain information. Not complying with these regulations is very serious: If you do not follow the rules, you could be made to deliver the goods or services as agreed, pay compensation or be given an unlimited fine or even a prison sentence!

For example, when selling online, you must provide a policy that states who pays the cost of returning an item. If it doesn't state this, you will have to cover the cost and your customer is entitled to a refund of the total amount paid, including charges to ship the item and the fee to return it. 

In this lesson, we take the stress out and cover every agreement you need when creating and selling through a website.

In this video, you'll learn:

  • What software development and maintenance agreements you need.
  • If your website is legally sound.
  • Which legal documents you must provide when you are selling online.

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