Mail Order Violations Imposed By Federal Trade Commission

In FTC v. People PC, the issue involved computer maker PeoplePC who violated the Mail Order Rule. The case determined the standards that a seller will have to inform the consumers in the event of a delay. This action demonstrates the second occurrence that the FTC has brought a Pre-Sale Availability Rule complaint against a company selling a product over the Internet. This ruling demonstrates that the Internet will still apply to the rules that have been developed by the Federal Trade Commission even if they could have been considered outdated.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What should merchants do to avoid this violation?


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