It is sad but fact! Internet shops, which are the part of Amazon and Richemont announced on the 25th of January the temporary termination of goods delivery within the Russian Federation. Earlier DHL, FedEx and UPS terminated for a short time their cooperation with the Russian market in terms of personal orders. The reason is the new anti-terroristic law, which includes some extreme customs regulations.
E-Commerce big players Net-a-porter.com and Theoutnet.com, which belong to Richemont , one of the world’s leading companies in the field of luxury goods, made a statement on their official sites, which explains the termination of deliveries to the Russian market:
“Unfortunately due to the new customs regulations regarding the registration of parcels from foreign countries we must temporarily stop any deliveries to Russia. We are doing everything necessary, that depends on us, to fix this situation. We would be very glad, if you continue to stay our client and arrange delivery to any address besides the Russian Federation. As far as we have some updates regarding this issue, we will inform you immediately!”
Moreover both fashion e-retailers Shobop.com and Eastdane.com made their announcement to the current termination of cooperation:
“Shopbop has recently learned that our shipping carriers are unable to ship packages to Russia at this time. Shopbop is committed to offering the best service to all of our customers, and will continue to closely monitor the situation, as well as work hand-in-hand with our shipping carriers to determine possible alternative solutions. We do not yet have a timeframe, but we are working quickly to determine alternative solutions. Please check back for future announcements or sign up for Shopbop email to be the first to know. “
As already published, E-Commerce in Russia is growing really fast, especially foreign retailers have a huge popularity. According to the National Association of Distance Trade in 2013 Russian users spent about $1,2 bn. on goods from foreign online shops.