Foreign e-shops leave Russian markets

The world’s largest online auction e-Bay and a number of other foreign e-shops have started refusing to sell things to Russian customers this week. This happened because the Russian Post stretched its package delivery period from two weeks to two months at the beginning of the year, Newsru.com reports.

The rules of PayPal (the system employed to pay for the e-orders) state that the order must be delivered to the customer within thirty days of the purchase; if the seller fails to do so and does not give the customer a refund, his or her e-account could be closed down, the portal explains.

The Russian Post declared that neither e-Bay nor any other online store has placed an official breach-of-relations statement with them. Nevertheless, customers ordering goods from abroad will probably flood the Russian Post with lawsuits, BFM.ru believes.


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