VERPACKG REGISTRATION IN GERMANY: ARRANGED WITHIN 24 HOURS!

As a company, it is mandatory to register for German Packaging Legislation (VerpackG) when you sell products to German customers or businesses. Without registration, you can get fines (up to € 200,000 (£ 172,155)) or your Amazon or Zalando account may be blocked. This means it is prohibited to sell in Germany without VerpackG registration.

Why Amazonsellers?

✅ Requests processed within 24 hours
✅ Fair and transparent pricing
✅ Support before, during and after your request with clear instructions

✅ Direct contact with German Packaging authorities
✅ Years of e-commerce experience
✅ All contact in English, we will talk German for you

WE HAVE LAUNCHED A TEMPORARY OFFER TO HELP YOU GET STARTED WITH SELLING IN GERMANY FULLY COMPLIANT!

WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER FOR GERMAN PACKAGING LEGISLATION (VERPACKG)?

You must register for the VerpackG if you want to sell to German customers or businesses and your products are packed in plastic or cardboard, for example. There is no difference between selling directly to the customer or via e.g. amazon.de, zalando.de or otto.de. The company introducing the goods in Germany for the first time has to report the packaging.  You will then be obliged to register and report annually on the quantity of packaging you have shipped to Germany. 

What kind of packaging is it all about?

The VerpackG is an environmental policy that ensures companies pay for the amount of consumer packaging they send to German customers (or businesses). It concerns: plastic, tin, paper, cardboard, aluminum, metals, glass and wood. Once your products are packaged, you are obliged to report this annually in Germany. Please note that the Amazon FBA boxes are not your concern: Amazon will report these themselves.

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Shoe boxes and fancy packaging boxes are also obliged to report according to the Packaging Act.

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Plastic is the most common packaging.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY COMPANY IS NOT REGISTERED ACCORDING THE PACKAGING ACT

Since January 1, 2019, it has been mandatory in Germany to register. Selling without an entry at the Central Agency Packaging Register can result in fines up to € 200,000 (£ 172,155). Amazon has been blocking accounts without registration recently. This does not happen with every account and Amazon does not yet maintain on a structural basis. If your listing is blocked, you will still need to register for the VerpackG and lose precious time in which cannot make any sales.

AM I READY TO DO BUSINESS IN GERMANY AFTER MY REGISTRATION?

Almost! You can ship products to German customers without any risk of fines. What you still have to do is to report the amount of packaging annually. We will do these returns for you, but we will need you to caclulate these numbers every year. This means you need to keep track of how the amount of pacakaging/products sold in Germany. We will help you make this manageable.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE PACKAGING ACT?

You can register with the Central Agency Packaging Register and sign up with a German dual system (they are responsible for the recycling). We can start this process for you right away. We will file your packaging amounts with the dual system annually.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE YOU DO MY REGISTRATION AND REPORTS?

Every entrepreneur we speak wants to focus on their core business. Generally speaking, filing VerpackG reports is not part of this. Often we hear that there is a lot of ambiguity as to what is needed in the application. Figuring it out costs much more time and money than it saves. We send you annual reminders for your packaging waste declaration, so all you have to do is send your packaging amounts to us and we’ll do the reporting for you. You don’t have to spend hours and hours communicating with German organisations. You just call us and have it all handled in English. In addition, on behalf of all our clients, we can form a fist towards the German waste organisations so we can easily identify and solve issues.

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WHAT DOES VERPACKG REGISTRATION AND REPORTING COST?

We charge a rate of £ 129 for the first year and a rate of £ 89 for the following years. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REGISTER FOR THE VERPACKG?

It takes about 1 week for your account to be registered.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VERPACKG PACKAGE?

✅ We fill out all the forms required for you to request a:

    • Registration in the Zentrale Zelle (Central Agency Packaging Register)
    • Registratie with a German dual system (reclying manager) (note: the contract you sign with this party will run for a minimum of two years)
    • Actively verify that the amounts you specify are accurate so you will never overpay packaging rates
    • Annual declaration of quantity of packaging

✅ We support you by answering questions from German authorities. We got you covered when it comes to German packaging.

As a starting seller on Amazon, I was new to the world of e-commerce. At first, the fiscal side of it seemed like a huge fuss. Then I found Amazonsellers. Then it all started to make sense thanks to the expertise of the team which goes beyond knowledge on the VAT system, but also e-commerce in general. Thanks to the quick service and personal contact I would definitely recommend them.

Joe Blokland

Owner, Negosie

Amazonsellers has helped us request a German VAT number for our Amazon business in a very professional fashion. The Amazonsellers team responded quickly and expertly to our questions. Are you looking for a company that can help you with your international Amazon ambitions? Then Amazonsellers is the place to be.

Mike Zwaaitaal

Owner, Ziecro

Germany Combo Package

Get started in Germany, fully compliant! We can help you with that.

  • We make sure you can start selling on Amazon Germany by registering a German VAT number (worth £ 275).
  • Next, we will help you prevent receiving high fines (up to £ 200,000) by registering you at the Central Agency Packaging Register and filing your Packaging reports for your first registered year (worth £ 129).

Actual price £ 404 now for £ 349

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