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Open an e-Commerce Company in Germany

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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Open-an-e-Commerce-Company-in-Germany.jpgOnline businesses have developed in the last decade at a very fast pace and trends are showing that the customer market will become even more interested in purchasing products or services delivered by e-businesses. In order to open an e-commerce company in Germany, the investor will have to register a legal entity, following the standard procedure applicable to traditional companies. However, the businessman will also need to open a website, which will be the main tool used in order to address to the consumers. Our team of German company formation representatives can offer assistance for the registration procedure and can also provide relevant information referring to the purchase of a domain in Germany

Register a commercial company in Germany 

The registration process begins with the proposal of a trading name for the company, which will have to be approved by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.  
The investor should then choose a legal entity to represent the company, which must be selected in accordance with the obligations and rights the investor wants to assume. Then, the statutory documents of the company will be drafted accordingly and then they will be notarized at a public notary in Germany
It is necessary to open a bank account for the newly formed company, in which the minimum share capital (established with the legal requirements) will be deposited. The statutory documents must be deposited at the Commercial Register. Further on, the company should be registered with relevant authorities for tax purposes and social contributions; our team of German company formation agents can assist in these stages. 

Register a website in Germany  

An e-commerce company will need to be represented by a website, which will be set up as an online shop. Nowadays, these types of websites are secured and can function just as a regular shop. 
The customers should be able to receive relevant documents on their purchases. It is important to know that the products sold in the online environment have to respect the local standards of quality. 
The top level domain available for Germany is “.de” and a commercial company can also be recognized with the domain “.com”. 
Investors interested in receiving more details on the registration of an e-commerce company in Germany can address to our team of German company incorporation consultants.  

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Marco Rössel is a Partner at Liesegang & Partner and an experienced Attorney at Law. He is specialized in commercial and corporate law and can help you open your company in Germany as fast as possible.


Call us now at +49 69 71 67 2 67 0 to set up an appointment with our company formation experts in Germany. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Germany.

As our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Germany.

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