With an eCommerce market worth €71 billion and a third of all internet users in this country happy to purchase from overseas retailers, Germany is a great option for international expansion.
Interestingly, Amazon is the 5th most visited website in Germany, highlighting it’s dominance in the market.
While there are plenty of other German marketplaces to sell on, it is worth noting that a recent PayPal study found that as many as 70% of German consumers prefer to shop via a large ‘global’ store such as Amazon, when buying from international sellers.
Now assuming that you’re already selling on either eBay.co.uk, eBay.es, eBay.it or eBay.fr, you will be able to automatically sell on Amazon.de through your Amazon European Unified Account.
That said, regardless of which of Amazon’s other global marketplaces you’re selling on, there are a few things you should know about selling into Germany.
The first is that they have one of the highest returns rates in Europe. Don’t let this put you off though, as the benefits do outweigh the negatives and there are solutions available to support you with managing your international returns.
When it comes to popular product categories in Germany, clothing, footwear & accessories, consumer electronics and books tend to lead the way, so if you sell in these verticals it could be worth investigating further.
Fast delivery is also a preference, which is why it may be worth considering FBA in Germany as a way to offer prompt and reliable shipping.
Is Amazon available in Germany?
According to Borderlinx records, Amazon.com is one of Germany‘s favorite overseas retailer, and for good reason. You can get almost anything on Amazon.com and ship it to Germany through Borderlinx.
Does Amazon Prime work in Germany?
How do I contact Amazon Germany?
- Phone number to dial. +49-941788788.
- Call-back available. NO.
- Call picked up by a real person. YES.
- Department you’re calling. Customer Service.
- Call center hours. 24 hours, 7 days.
- Best time to dial. 8:15pm.
- Navigate phone maze to a human. …
- Average wait.