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Set Up a Courier Business in Germany

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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Set Up a Courier Business in Germany

Investors in Germany who intend to open a company in this country in the courier service sector may consider innovative methods such as bike delivery, which is very popular in the big cities across Europe. The traditional courier businesses remain in high demand in Germany, especially in a time when the urban society is so international, with different family members traveling across the world for study or in order to work and support their relatives, providing thus many interested clients for package dispatching.

Our experts in company formation in Germany are ready to assist you with the preliminary steps which are required by the authorities in order to allow you to function as a business entity in this country.

Key aspects for opening a courier business in Germany

One of the first things you need to decide as an owner of a courier business in Germany is what type or services you are going to provide and what limits you will admit in size and heaviness of the packages which need to be delivered. Some investors in Germany who start a courier enterprise decide to limit their service area to a particular region of the country. Your investments will be much bigger if you plan to deliver worldwide and the choice of the vehicle types also depend on this aspect. You will also have to calculate the price list for your services allowing you to cover your monthly expenses. 
In case you intend to form a car fleet for your courier business in Germany you will need to make sure that your employees have sufficient training and possess a driving license. You will need as well to become familiar with the Employment law in this country and to comply with its provisions in those matters which concern your courier business.
One of our specialists in company formation in Germany can assist you with information concerning the commercial legal framework in this country. Our team has a wide experience in starting companies in Germany and has helped many foreign businessmen over the years.

The registration process for a courier business in Germany

If you intend to invest in a courier business, you can discuss with our experts regarding the most important steps in company registration in Germany. First you will need to choose a legal structure, which means the type of company that you will establish in Germany. A GmbH in Germany (GesellschaftmitbeschränkterHaftung) is the German equivalent for a limited liability company, which can be established with an initial capital of 25.000 euros. If a sole trader is more appealing to you, this can also be an option especially for online based courier enterprises
When setting up a company in Germany you will need to file an application with the German Trade Register, containing several files such as identification documents and the articles of association of the company as well as a proof of payment for the initial capital. 
Don’t hesitate to contact our specialists in company registration in Germany for simplifying your task of opening a courier enterprise in this country. 

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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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