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Open an Online Shop in Spain

Updated on Tuesday 15th May 2018

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Open-an-Online-Shop-in-Spain.jpgWhat are the characteristics of the e-commerce sector in Spain?  

The e-commerce sector in Spain is an increasing industry. For example, at the level of 2016, this industry accounted for EUR 23.91 billion, which represented an increase of more than 15% compared to the situation of the previous year. Thus, it is advisable to open a company in Spain as an online shop, provided that the investors have analyzed the most suitable market segment that can yield relevant financial returns. Our team of consultants in company registration in Spain can offer advice on the main procedures related to operating an online business

Which are the top products sold by Spanish online shops?  

Companies operating in the online sector sell a wide category of products, but the highest sales are registered for specific products sold to both the local and foreign consumers. Although this market is rather developed in this country, less than 50% of the Spanish citizens shop online
This can offer the possibility of further development for selling various goods, as the consumer market can increase, and our team of specialists in company formation in Spain can provide assistance on the regulations addressed to the sale of products in the online environment. The investors who want to start the procedure of company registration in Spain should that the top products sold here are represented by fashion items, toys and hobby related products

What are the procedures for registering a top domain name in Spain? 

In order to open an online shop in Spain it is necessary to set up a website. For this, the investor will have to register a top domain name, from the available domain names provided under the Spanish legislation. Spain offer the following domain names:
  • investors can request the top level domain name “es” without any prior verification; 
  • the above mentioned rule is also available for “com.es”, “nom.es” and “org.es” domain names;
  • special types of domain names, such as “gob.es” and “edu.es” require prior approval; 
  • “gob.es” is available for institutions, agencies and governmental bodies registered in Spain
Investors are invited to contact our team of representatives in company formation in Spain for further information related to the registration of an online shop. Our consultants can assist investors in setting up a merchant account, a necessary tool for any online store

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