A Study on the Legal Status of Procurement Service Providers on WeChat and Related Legal Regulations

He Ke


In modern society, online shopping on behalf of others has become a trendy pattern of consumption and particularly the overseas purchasing on WeChat has blossomed like a raging fire. However, this low-cost and unsupervised purchasing pattern has brought countless conflicts between consumers and procurement service providers. As a consequence, based on the sales pattern on WeChat overseas purchasing, this paper delivers a classified discussion about the legal relationship between the procurement service provider and other subjects in the overseas purchasing process, in order to further explore the legal obligations undertaken by the procurement service provider. Besides, this paper also digs deep into the reasons for drawbacks of the WeChat sales pattern, in the hope to standardize the trading mode of WeChat overseas purchasing.


WeChat, Overseas Purchasing, Legal Obligations, Legal Regulations