Germany wants retailers to work on Sundays: here’s why

There may not be more than 1 customer per 20 square meters of sales area in shops

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Germany wants retailers to work on Sundays: here’s why. Source: pexels.com

The German E-commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (Bevh) wants to temporarily lift the ban on Sunday work in retail and logistics, according to Ecommerce News.

And by opening physical stores on Sundays and holidays, the Association thinks it could help to contain the spread of COVID-19. That’s because the distance regulations can be better observed, while crowds of people can be avoided. And at the same time, the utilization of local public transport would be more evenly distributed, Bevh thinks.

Today, the federal and state governments said they want to agree on how to proceed together to combat the pandemic.

In a joint draft, Angela Merkel and the regional leaders have agreed that Christmas shopping should be done during the week if possible.

At the same time, Bevh encourages everyone to use contactless payment methods.

Click & Collect is contactless and absolutely hygienic, it secures supplies and thus helps to withstand the crisis more easily. It’s important to offer retailers a perspective should the situation worsen. In addition, it would be a type of online retail, which helps the stationary trade to bind its customers locally
Christoph Wenk-Fischer, general manager at Bevh

We’ve reported that Amazon has stopped its advertisements for Black Friday in France after the government said it was unfair to small shops. The coronavirus lockdown has forced them to close the doors as a part of implemented measures.

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