Enthüllung von Shopware 6.6: Ein kleiner Einblick in die Zukunft des E-Commerce

Essential E-Commerce Payment Options for European Shopware Stores

Conquering the European market requires understanding your customers' needs, especially at checkout. In this blog, we'll decode the must-have payment methods for Shopware merchants targeting the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). From trusted favorites like direct bank transfers to emerging options like cryptocurrencies, we'll equip you to offer a seamless and secure payment experience that boosts conversions and keeps your customers happy.

Each payment method caters to local consumer preferences and enhances the overall shopping experience. Let's explore the essential payment methods every Shopware store in Europe should consider integrating.

SEPA Direct Debit & Bank Transfers (SOFORT, Giropay):

1Direct bank transfers are trusted for their security and convenience, making them a staple in the DACHregion.

Easy to collect payments across Europe via SEPA direct debit, with lower processing fees.

Credit and Debit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Girocard):

Essential for international and local transactions, with Visa, Mastercard, and Girocard being favorites in Germany.

Accept the most important payment cards into your Shopware store.

Digital Wallets (Google Pay/Apple Pay):

Offer a seamless checkout experience, leveraging mobile devices for quick and secure payments.

Mobile wallets are a fast-growing payment method in Europe.


The widely used digital wallet, offering buyer protection and broad acceptance among European consumers.

Integrate PayPal Direct Checkout into your Shopware store, as it's the most used e-commerce payment method in Europe and Germany.

Buy Now, Pay Later (Klarna, Afterpay):

Provide customers the option to purchase immediately and pay over time, enhancing flexibility.

Increase sales and cater to budget-conscious customers by offering Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) options like Klarna or Afterpay. These services allow customers to split their purchases into installments, boosting their purchasing power and potentially leading to higher order values.

TWINT (for Switzerland):

For Swiss Customers: The leading Swiss mobile payment app, allowing customers to pay by scanning a QR code. If you target Swiss shoppers, integrate TWINT, the leading mobile payment app in Switzerland. It offers a convenient one-click checkout experience through QR code scanning, perfect for on-the-go purchases.

Revolut Payments:

A modern payment option, allowing customers to pay directly with their Revolut account or debit card.

This modern fintech bank offers direct payments via Revolut accounts or debit cards. It integrates easily with Shopware 6 and boasts competitive fees (starting around 1%).

Cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin):

An emerging payment option that is gaining popularity, with both on-chain and off-chain payment possibilities.For a future-proof approach, consider accepting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum. This caters to tech-savvy customers and offers a new payment avenue. However, be aware of transaction fee fluctuations and potential regulatory changes.

By integrating these essential payment methods, Shopware merchants can cater to diverse customer preferences and enhance the shopping experience, ultimately driving higher conversion rates in the European market.

Remember Regularly research and stay updated on the latest payment trends to cater to evolving customer preferences.