Other retail sale not in stores not elsewhere classified (

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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:

  • Retail sale of goods of all types, in all forms of distribution not elsewhere classified:
    • Direct sale from the warehouse (with the exception of fuels)
    • Door-to-door selling
    • Selling by vending machines, etc.
  • Auctions not held on sales premises (retail, not including the Internet)
  • Retail by sales representatives (not on sales premises)


  • Amway-Handelsvertreter (Haustürverkauf)
  • Annahme von Bestellungen (Versandhandelsvertretung)
  • Auffüllen von Warenautomaten durch den Betreiber
  • Aufstellen von Automaten für Waren aller Art durch den Betreiber
  • Aufstellen von Kaffeeautomaten durch den Betreiber
  • Aufstellen von Verkaufsautomaten durch den Betreiber
  • Automatenaufstellung (Warenautomaten) durch den Betreiber
  • Automatenverkauf
  • Automatenverkauf
  • Bestellagentur (Versandhandelsvertretung)
  • Direktverkauf vom Lager
  • Durchführung von Werbeverkaufsveranstaltungen mit Verkauf (Werbefahrten)
  • Eis (Fahrverkauf)
  • Fahrverkauf
  • Getränkeautomaten, Aufstellen durch den Betreiber
  • Haustürverkauf
  • Haustürverkauf; Haustürverkäufe
  • Hofladen (Selbstvermarktung von landwirtschaftlichen Erzeugnissen)
  • Lagerhandel (Eh. v. Lager)
  • Lagerverkauf (Eh. v. Lager)
  • Tiefkühl-Heimservice
  • Tupperwaren (Haustürverkauf)
  • Vermittlung von Zeitschriften, Abonnements (Haustürverkauf)
  • Versandhandelsvertretung