A travel experience is not complete without shopping. Most people who visit Germany are in search for memorabilia rather than purchasing expensive items like clothes and other stuff. However, for you to have a wonderful shopping experience in Germany, you have to consider the following tips:
- In Germany, stores are usually close on Sundays and Holidays. Before a long weekend, you will find shoppers all around the mall, especially on Saturdays. You also have to check the mall schedules during Saturdays because a lot of small stores close early.
- In Germany, store employees know what they are talking about. If you are unsure of something, then feel free to ask the store employees and they will be more than willing enough to help you with your concerns.
Are you looking for fresh foods? If yes, then you cannot only find them at the local shops, but also in markets. It would help a lot if you are going to ask the town hall about the schedule of street markets. I really love shopping in street markets because I can shop for fresh foods without compromising my budget.
What about online shopping in Germany?
Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular in Germany. Most people in Germany order goods and services online. There are highly reputable sites that sell high quality products exclusively for people in Germany. If you are not happy with the quality of items, then don’t worry because you can return the goods within 14 working days. To prevent any problems, it would help a lot if you are going to read legal notice of online shopping sites. That way, you will know what to expect when placing your order.
If you are in doubt of something, then you can ask the store employee, but the thing is that if you can’t find someone to help you, then go to the checkout and ask them to send help for you. The German culture is basically assertive and strong, but set aside your emotion.