Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

You must comply with the Distance Selling Regulations (DSRs) if you sell goods or services to consumers through an organised distance selling scheme where there is no face-to-face contact between your business and the consumer up to and including the moment at which the contract is concluded. Distance selling includes, but is not limited to, contracts made by mail order, phone, fax, or over the internet. 

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 can be obtained from the UK Legislation website. 

See recent amendments to DSRs

The DSRs give consumers additional rights when shopping at a distance. These include the right to: 

  • certain information before a contract is concluded 
  • certain information in writing or some other durable medium available and accessible to the consumer, to be given at the latest when goods are received or in good time during the performance of services
  • cancel many types of contract 
  • performance of the contract in 30 days, or as otherwise agreed 
  • protection against payment card fraud and demands for monies in relation to inertia selling.