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Why Sell into France?

France is the world’s fifth-largest economy and Europe’s third largest economy after Germany and the UK. It has substantial agricultural resources and maintains a strong manufacturing sector. A dynamic services sector accounts for an increasingly large share of economic activity and is responsible for most job creation in recent years. France has an educated population, first-rate universities, and a talented workforce. It has a modern business culture, sophisticated financial markets, strong intellectual property protections, and innovative business leaders. The country is known for its world-class infrastructure, including high-speed passenger rail, maritime ports, extensive roadway networks and public transportation, and efficient intermodal connections. In 2018, France was the 9th largest global market for foreign direct investment inflows with a year-on-year increase of 2%. There are more than 28,000 foreign-owned companies doing business in France.

France has a robust ecommerce economy which declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The retail industry overall is anticipated to decline 12% in 2020, from $718 billion to $632.6 billion. Ecommerce has fared better than retail overall. The strict lockdown has led many consumers in France to shop online or to buy goods like groceries digitally for the first time. Ecommerce sales are projected to be $77.3 billion in 2020, compared to $66 billion in 2019.

Supported Ecommerce Services in France

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Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions.


Available Product Categories

Digital River can support the sales of these types of products for this specific market.

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Popular payment types in France

Top payment methods include credit/debit cards, PayPal (or similar platform) and invoice.

Available payment types for France

The list below represents the current categories of payment options Digital River supports for this market.

Payment methods for France

Fulfillment details for France

Cross-Border Fulfillment: Landed Cost is Available.

Calculation of duties and fees incurred when goods are shipped cross border.

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$2.7T GDP 67M Total Population 92% Internet Usage

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