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Accelerate your revenue with a new audience of customers throughout Germany - without friction or complexity.

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Why Sell into Germany?

The German economy is the fifth largest in the world and is the largest consumer market in the EU accounting for one-fifth of the EU GDP. Germany is the largest European trading partner of the U.S. and the sixth largest market for U.S. exports. Germany’s “social market” economy largely follows market principles, but with a considerable degree of government regulation and wide-ranging social welfare programs. Germany’s geographic location at the center of the EU make it a cornerstone around which many U.S. firms seek to build their European and worldwide expansion strategies.

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


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

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Preferred currency
Popular payment options
Intelligent transaction routing
Established tax registration

Logistics Support for Germany

Our global logistics solution works in concert with your existing supply chain. No need to secure new carriers and warehouses. Gain faster, more economical shipping options to reach new customers around the globe.

Cross-border shipping
In-country shipping
Landed cost guarantee

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Popular payment types in Germany

PayPal or similar digital wallet options account for 50% of online payments followed by invoice and debit or credit cards.

Germans traditionally prefer cash, but they have come around to electronic payments as a safe and secure way to pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Deutsche Bank suggests that contactless card payments may have replaced a certain share of cash payments permanently in the country.

Germany Available payment types for Germany

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

Payment methods for Germany

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$3.8T GDP 83M Total Population 96% Internet Usage

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