Shipping to Germany: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in Germany. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to Germany and beyond.

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Germany eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to Germany

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to Germany. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

Germany Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful Germany shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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When shipping to Germany, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in Germany are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by Germany are Debit card & credit card

Many merchants in Germany provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the official Holidays Page

Germany Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Germany calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For Germany

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 22 EUR

Tax (VAT/GST): 19%

Duty Threshold: 22 EUR

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

0 %

Tablets

0 %

Computers

0 %

Cameras

0 %

Accessories

5 %

Accessories (Battery)

0 %

Health & Beauty

0 %

Fashion

12 %

Watches

2 %

Jewelry

0 %

Pets Accessories

3 %

Dry Food & Supplements

9 %

Home Appliances

2 %

Home Gardening

6 %

Toys

0 %

Sports

3 %

Luggage

5 %

Audio Video

2 %

Documents

0 %

Gaming

0 %

Books & Collectibles

0 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to Germany

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Germany Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on Germany customs and regulations? Before shipping to Germany (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Germany and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Leather Products

  • Powdered Milk And Canned Foods

  • Radioactive And Toxic Materials

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs

  • Endangered Animals

  • Endangered Plants

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Meat And Dairy Products

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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