Can a Germany-based business launch an English-only webstore?

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Can a Germany-based business launch an English-only webstore?

eurotools
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Our busines is based in Germany. We want to launch a Shopify store to sell internationally.
Can we lauch a webstore in English only if we are located in Germany?

Are there any legal restrictions if webstore language in English and the business in located in Germany

 

Regards
Sinan Cinar

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Nick
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hi @eurotools,

 

Really good question! You can choose which language you'd like your theme to be in from the admin. It will default to the language from the country where you sign up and register from, but if you wanted to change it, you can take the following steps: 

 

Store Admin > Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Languages

 

From there you'll see a tab in the top right of your theme to change the language as seen below: 

 

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You can find out more about this in the help guide Shopify has about it here

 

As far as this having any legal consequence, my guess would be that it wouldn't, but I can't say for sure as I'm not familiar with the German laws. I'd recommend speaking to a local legal professional to find this out for sure! 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

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Nick
Shopify Staff (Retired)
4531 434 1026

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @eurotools,

 

Really good question! You can choose which language you'd like your theme to be in from the admin. It will default to the language from the country where you sign up and register from, but if you wanted to change it, you can take the following steps: 

 

Store Admin > Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Languages

 

From there you'll see a tab in the top right of your theme to change the language as seen below: 

 

18-05-79453-94346

You can find out more about this in the help guide Shopify has about it here

 

As far as this having any legal consequence, my guess would be that it wouldn't, but I can't say for sure as I'm not familiar with the German laws. I'd recommend speaking to a local legal professional to find this out for sure! 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

eurotools
Visitor
2 0 1

Thanks, Nick. I appreciate it. Regards.