Which online payment methods to accept in Germany?

Giropay, SEPA Direct Debit, SOFORT, RatePAY and PayPal are important to address the German market. Other relevant payment methods are Klarna and Apple Pay.

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E-commerce Market Profile

Find below the key stats for the German ecommerce market.
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euro (EUR)

Household Internet Access Rate

Internet Country Code


B2C E-commerce Market Size

67.5 billion USD (2015)

Population (+ Global Rank)

80.1 million (2020) (#19)

Online Payment Methods

SOFORT, ELV, SEPA Credit Transfers, Giropay, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Klarna, Ratepay, Paydirekt

Country GDP (+ Global Rank)

$4,199,000,000,000 (#5)

National E-commerce Association(s)


GDP per capita (+ Global rank)

$50,800 (#27)

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Online Payment Methods in Germany

The German payment markets is dominated by bank transfers (credit transfers and direct debit) whether conducted through SOFORT, ELV, Giropay or Paydirekt.

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