European Ecommerce representation association Ecommerce Europe announced today the addition of a new member to its ranks in the form of German online trade association, The Händlerbund .
Ecommerce Europe is the association representing 25,000+ companies that sell products and/or services online to consumers in Europe. The addition of The Händlerbund (Dealers Association in German) marks the 16th addition to the member board. Currently The Händlerbund represents the interests of more than 30,000 online entities in Germany and is one of the largest providers of professional Ecommerce services.
“We are extremely happy with the Händlerbund joining us. The new German association represents an important part of the online B2C companies in Germany. With this membership, Ecommerce Europe has gained the support of 16 countries and over 25,000 e-companies in 2 years’ time. By representing this many companies and countries, our voice in Europe will be stronger than ever,” says François Momboisse, President of the Board of Directors of Ecommerce Europe.
Since its foundation in 2008 The Händlerbund has expanded rapidly, and from those 30,000 online entities it represents, about 2% of them are companies exclusively operative in B2B, 47% are B2C companies and the larger part, 52%, are both. Being one of the largest professional Ecommerce service providers they have set themselves a goal of reducing and minimizing Internet abuse and support it with services provided by their association, such as legal services and the Käufersiegel seal of quality.
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“Representation of interests becomes more and more important as 80% of all European legislation is driven by Brussels. Therefore we would like to guarantee a unified appearance and to act as the voice of Germany concerning e-commerce,” says Florian Seikel, Head of Public Affairs-Berlin Office.
For more information on the Ecommerce Europe association, visit their website at www.ecommerce-europe.eu.