Ordering Policies for Germany

Akademiks.com ships to Germany! Please take a moment to read the important information below before placing your order for delivery to Germany. For further inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

Shipping

PLEASE NOTE: To guarantee timely Customs clearance, Akademiks.com will not ship orders greater than 30 total items or $1,000 U.S. dollars. If you place an order greater than 30 items, or over $1,000 USD, a customer service representative will contact you via email to determine which items you'd like to cancel from your order.

We've partnered with Federal Express and the Postal Service to provide the best delivery service to your corner of the world. The chart below shows pricing and expected transit times for delivery to your destination. When your order ships we'll send a confirmation email with your shipment tracking number from your chosen carrier. Please note that the transit times listed below are estimates, and many factors could increase or decrease the time it takes your order to arrive at your door.

Shipping Rates for Germany

Product Total FedEx International Economy
(3 to 5 Business Days)
Priority Mail International
(8 to 12 Business Days)
Up to $50 $28.95 $27.25
$50 - $100 $38.95 $36.25
$100 - $150 $48.95 $46.25
$150 - $250 $58.95 $55.25
$250 - $500 $68.95 $65.25
$500 - $1000 $88.95 $83.25
*Akademiks.com can not ship orders greater than $1,000 USD to Germany.

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Tax and Duty Chargers

German Department on Commerce Law requires that all applicable duties and taxes must be paid for shipments entering Germany. By placing an order with Akademiks.com, you agree to pay the duties and taxes charged by Customs at the time of delivery. Customs duty and Value-Added Tax (VAT) will be payable, as follows:

  1. Customs duty – Typically 12-20% of product price (based on product characteristics)
  2. Tax – Typically 19% of product price (based on province)
  3. Advancement Fees – FedEx fee for processing of duties/fees (currently $8.00 USD)

Due to our broad selection of clothing, footwear, and accessories it is difficult to estimate an exact figure for duty costs. Remember that all prices on the site are in U.S. dollars. For further assistance in understanding and estimating taxes and duties contact German Customs Service at email address [email protected] or phone 03018/ 682- 0.

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Payment Options

The following payment options are available to German customers: credit card, debit card, and money order.
  1. Credit Card and Debit Card: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. Debit cards are also accepted as long as they have a Visa or MasterCard logo.

    Special instructions for German customers paying with credit card or debit card
    International credit cards may require a special procedure that helps us to verify cardholder identity. By placing an order with Akademiks.com, you agree to a possible charge verification. The Small Charge Verification procedure works like this:
    1. We will charge a small sum to your credit card, less than $4.00 USD. This is separate from your actual purchase amount.
    2. You will need to check your credit card account to see how much was charged, and then notify us via e-mail at [email protected] or 001-858-634-5595.
    3. If your response matches the actual amount charged, we will ship your order and refund the small charge back to your account.
    If you have any questions about our credit card verification procedure, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 001-858-634-5595.

  2. Money Order: We accept money order payments by mail as long as your money order is denominated in US dollars. Shoppers using money order must call 001-858-805-6140 or 001-858-634-5595 and order by phone before mailing us your payment.