Are we a good fit?

Interested in selling on OTTO Market? If so, there are a few requirements that you must meet. To find out if you fulfil these, we have created a brief check list for you. If you meet all of the requirements, you can register for the marketplace and soon start selling on


You meet these basic requirements:


  • You have a business in Germany with a German legal form and a German tax ID (small businesses are excluded according to §19 UStG)
  • You present yourself as the merchant to end customers
  • You offer customer service in German
  • You dispatch from a German warehouse
  • You offer products with a VAT rate of 19%


You meet these requirements regarding shipping & returns of parcel deliveries:


  • You use one of the following shipping carriers for the parcel delivery: DHL, GLS or Hermes
  • You are able to provide a return tracking number when shipping the parcel delivery 
    (For more information, see the video on the return tracking number)


You sell products from one of the following categories:


  • Furniture & Living: Furniture, home décor & accessories, home textiles (incl. beds & mattresses), household
  • Fashion & Lifestyle: clothing (incl. accessories), erotic, footwear & bags, jewellery & watches
  • Garden & DIY: DIY store, garden, pet supplies
  • Sports & Leisure: baby's accessories, leisure (musical instruments, toys, craft & school supplies), sports equipment & outdoor
  • Electronics & Media: home appliances, multimedia, office supplies

You can find a detailed list of which product groups from the above categories you can already offer on OTTO Market and which are currently not yet available for sale in our assortment overview.



You have these minimum requirements for your production:


  • Ban on sandblasted textiles
  • Ban on Uzbek cotton
  • Ban on real fur
  • Requirements for leather & fur
  • Requirements for feathers & down
  • Requirements for wool
  • Requirements for tropical timber and endangered timber species


Based on our values, the following products or merchants are excluded from sale on 


  • pornography, escort services, prostitution, sex tourism
  • military / weapons industry (except hunting and sport shooting equipment)
  • gambling services incl. poker and bingo
  • pay-per-call service providers (e.g. 0900 numbers)
  • suppliers of content glorifying violence or drugs
  • sale of real furs and controlled substances

For further information please see: 

List of prohibited products and Declaration on Sustainability


These minimum requirements are mandatory for all retailers.

However, if you simply do not have a product range yet or do not meet all of the requirements, you can still register. We will notify you as soon as you can be added to the marketplace.