Other retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (

If you select a location, the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact and the responsible authority as well as locally valid information will be displayed.

The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

  • Posting of workers to Germany; registration and other obligations

    When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed. This law obliges both employers based in Germany and employers based abroad who employ workers in Germany to comply with statutory and, in certain sectors, collectively agreed working conditions. In addition, employers are subject to further obligations.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes mail-order retail activities on goods other than textiles, garments, shoes and leather goods, also via Internet. In these cases, the buyer makes his or her choice on the basis of advertisements, catalogs, information on web pages, samples, or other advertising media or means of promotion. Ordering is done via mail, by telephone, or via the Internet (normally with the aid of special features on a web site).The purchased products can either be downloaded directly off the Internet or physically delivered to the customers.

  • Direct sale via television, radio, and telephone
  • Internet auctions (retail trade)


  • Direktverkauf
  • eCommerce
  • E-Commerde
  • Eh. mit Tiefkühlkost, Lebensmitteln etc. (Fabrikverkauf), Internethandel
  • Internet-Download von Musikdateien
  • Internethandel (Fachversandhandel, außer mit Textilien, Bekleidung, Schuhen und Lederwaren)
  • Katalogverkauf außer Textilien, Bekleidung, Schuhen und Lederwaren
  • Versand von Angelgeräten
  • Versand von Wein
  • Versandhandel (Fachversandhandel, ohne Textilien, Bekleidung, Schuhen und Lederwaren, Kraftfahrzeugen, Kraftfahrzeugteilen und -zubehör, Kraftwagenanhängern)
  • Versandhandel mit Campingartikeln
  • Versandhandel mit CDs
  • Versandhandel mit Elektronik- und Computerteilen
  • Versandhandel mit Erotikartikeln
  • Versandhandel mit Naturheilkundeprodukten
  • Versandhandel mit pharmazeutischen Erzeugnissen
  • Versandhandel mit Spielwaren
  • Versandhandel mit Spirituosen
  • Versandhandel mit Sportartikeln
  • Versandhandel mit Tee
  • Versandhandel über Teleshopping ohne Textilien, Bekleidung, Schuhen und Lederwaren, Kraftfahrzeugenteilen und -zubehör, Kraftwagenanhängern (Home Order Television)