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Online Shopping in German Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Language

Our lockdown in Germany has been extended until the 14th of February. All shops across the country apart from necessities are closed at the moment due to COVID-19 19, which means online shopping is more popular than ever. Here are a few keywords that you need to know if you are ever shopping on a German website.


das Internet                                                 the Internet

die Webseite                                                  the website

der Warenkorb                                          the shopping cart

die Kleidung                                                  the clothes

die Drogerie Produkte                             the drugstore products

das Angebot/ die Angebote                   the offer/the offers

die Neuerscheinungen                            the new releases

die Neuheiten                                            the new releases

die Kategorie/Kategorien                      the category/categories

die Abteilung                                                the department

die Elektronik                                              the electronics

der Rabatt                                                     the discount

der Gutschein                                              the voucher

(die) kostenlose Lieferung                    free delivery

die Versandkosten                                    the delivery fee

die Lieferzeit                                              the delivery time

die Größe                                                    the size

die Bewertung                                          the review

der Artikel                                                  the item

die Zahlungsart                                        the payment method

die Menge                                                       the quantity

die Bestellbestätigung                            the order confirmation

die Zustellung                                              the delivery

die Rückerstattung                                    the refund

der Kundendienst                                    the customer service

die Marktabholung                  click and collect (literally translates to “the store pick up”)

Sortieren nach

Sortieren nach means “sort by”, which helps filter what you are looking for. This is often a drop down menu, each website varies on how they describe the options. The most common are the following:

Price low to high:

Preis – niedrig bis hoch

Preis – aufsteigend (ascending)

Price high to low:

Preis – hoch bis niedrig

Preis – absteigend (descending)

Other options:

Beliebteste                 most popular

Meistgesucht             most searched for

Empfohlen                 recommended

Neu eingetroffen     newly added

Beste Ergebnisse     best results

Bewertungen              reviews (meaning “highest rated”)


Common phrases that you will find when online shopping:

 In den Warenkorb                                                             add to basket

auf Lager                                                                              in stock

Ausverkauft                                                                          sold out

Was suchen Sie?                                                                 what are you searching for? (search bar)

Es gibt keine Ergebnisse für Deine Suche                   your search produced no results

Versand und Rückversand                                                delivery and returns

Lieferung am nächsten Tag                                              next day delivery

Zahlungsart ändern                                                             change payment method

zur Kasse gehen                                                                 checkout (literally translates to “go to checkout”)


Do you like shopping online? I find it very cozy getting to shop from the comfort of my own home, however there is always a risk that what you shop for won’t fit or will be different as to what you were expecting. Let me know in the comments below if you are a regular online shopper!


Thanks for reading,


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About the Author: Larissa

Hello I'm Larissa. I live in Germany and I am half German and half English. I love sharing my passion for Germany with you through my posts! Apart from writing posts I teach fitness classes in Munich.


  1. Constanze:

    I love this post!!!!
    and online shopping

  2. Harry:

    Thanks, very nice.
    look Forward to future postr.

    • Constanze:

      @Harry Thanks, Harry! 🙂