Welcome to the August edition of Crab Insight
The positive relationships any business has with its clients will help it thrive and survive – but there are things you must do to protect the bond between you and your customers… That’s why PROTECT is our word of the month! Don’t forget Crimson Crab is always on your side, ready to help you rise to the challenge. Stay safe.
Claudia Crab’s August Focus
“If you deal with consumers respect their rights and comply with the standards of trading.”
If you deal with retail sales and have consumers as your customer there are a plethora of rules and regulations that apply, including:
- The Consumer Rights Act 2015
- The Consumer Protection from Unfair Commercial Practices Regulations 2008 – control unfair practices and create criminal offences for traders that breach the regulations.
- The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
- The Provision of Services Regulations 2009
The law covers:
What you sell:
- Digital content
Where you sell it:
- On-premises sales
- Off-premises sales
- Sales made at a distance
How you sell it:
- Consumer contracts
- Good practice
- Pricing and payment
Other key areas to consider:
- Underage sales
- Food & Drink
- Product Safety
- Animals & Agricultural Products
- Weights & Measures
Whatever you do you need to respect consumers rights and comply with certain minimum standards of trading.
To fail to do this can lead to serious consequences including being prosecuted by a regulator such as Trading Standards or Environmental Health.
Top tip – A great starting point to find out where you are, is our Business MOT
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