Starting with Amazon in Germany

Do you have a Dutch webshop and are considering expanding to Amazon Germany? That's a logical next step to expand your reach and reach new customers. Amazon Germany is one of the largest e-commerce marketplaces in Europe and offers many opportunities for Dutch sellers.

To start selling on Amazon Germany, there are a few steps you need to follow:

1. Create an Amazon seller account: Go to the Amazon Seller Central website and sign up for a seller account. Make sure you have all the necessary business information on hand.

2. Register for a German VAT number: If you do not yet have a German VAT number, you must register with the Finanzamt (Tax Office) in Germany, which can be done with your Dutch BV. This is important for complying with German tax laws. This German VAT number can take up to six weeks, so start on time.

3. Set up your Amazon seller account: Follow Amazon's instructions to set up your account. This includes adding payment information, configuring shipping settings and setting up your sales strategy.

4. Optimize your product listings: Make sure you present your products clearly and attractively. Write catchy product titles, use high-quality images and include detailed product descriptions.

5. Consider using FBA: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is an option where Amazon handles the storage, packaging and shipping of your products. This can save you a lot of logistical worries. To register for FBA, you must provide the necessary information, such as company details and product information.

6. Start advertising: Use Amazon Advertising to promote your products. Choose the right ad formats, set your budgets and bids, and target the relevant audiences.

By following these steps, you can successfully expand your Dutch webshop to Amazon Germany. Make sure you familiarize yourself with German laws and regulations and keep optimizing your product listings and advertising campaigns regularly to achieve maximum results. Good luck selling on Amazon Germany!