You would like to sell on otto.de? Certain requirements are necessary for this. To find out whether you meet these, we have put together this short checklist for you. If you meet all the requirements, you can register as a seller for the marketplace and soon start selling on otto.de.
You meet the following requirements:
Your company has the German legal form of a company and your registered office is in Germany (excluded are small entrepreneurs according to §19 UStG)
Your company has its own German VAT ID;
Organizations with a common VAT ID cannot be connected or the VAT ID of the controlling company cannot be used
You act as a seller to end customers
You offer a German-speaking customer service
You ship from a German warehouse All orders and deliveries can currently only be carried out within Germany. The processing of returns must also take place in Germany
You sell products with a standard VAT rate of 19%
Shipping & returns process requirements for parcel goods:
You use one of the following shipping service providers for your parcel goods: DHL, GLS or Hermes. DPD and UPS can only be used for the outbound leg. For the way back DHL, GLS or Hermes are obligatory.
You can already transfer a shipment number for the return route to us when sending your parcel goods. (You can find more information about this in the video about the return shipment number)
You do not use graduated shipping costs
You offer only new goods
You can use a forwarding agent of your choice for the handling of forwarded goods and you do not have to provide a returns shipment number.
Requirements for your products:
You sell products with a standard 19% VAT rate. Products with 7% VAT cannot be offered through the marketplace yet
Your products have an EAN
You offer products from one of the following product ranges:
Drugstore: beauty and drugstore
Furnishing & Living: Kitchen & Housewares, Lamps & Lighting, Furniture, Home Accessories & Decoration and Home Textiles (incl. Bedding)
For a detailed list of which product groups from the above product ranges you can already offer on OTTO Market and which are currently not yet available for sale, please refer to our assortment overview.
Minimum requirements for your production and excluded products
You meet these minimum requirements for your production:
Ban on sandblasting in all product groups (unless there is no contact with quartz sand).
Ban on PVC in packaging and textiles
Ban on real fur
Ban on angora and mohair wool
Ban on fluorescent tubes
Requirements on leather & furs
Requirements on feathers & down
Requirements on sheep wool and other animal species
Requirements on wood
We exclude these assortments / suppliers from sale:
Pornography, escort service, prostitution, sex tourism
Military / weapons industry (except hunting and sport shooting supplies)
Providers of gambling services incl. poker and bingo
Providers of pay-per-call services (e.g. 0900 numbers)
Providers of content that glorifies violence or drugs
Trade in real fur, angora wool from angora rabbits and mohair from angora goats
Dog collars with electrical impulses, spray function, ultrasound, barbs and spikes