Magento themes and extensions for EU

Besides the possibility of a Magento shop manually prepare for the German and European market, there are at least three helpers in the form of extensions. Which should I use?

In a new shop on Magento basis there are a number of areas that to be adjusted in order to be legally on the safe side. These include, for example, Terms and Conditions, view prices, tax brackets, etc. It is quite possible to do these adjustments by hand, but to ease the workload; there are some extensions, which help.


German Market Ready

The extension of German Market Ready (MRG) is the veteran in this category since 2009 and represented in Magento Connect. It will still appear regular updates to the extension even with new Magento versions can use. Apart from the actual function of the adjustments for the EU market, the expansion brings many additional features such as Trusted Shop, availability status, and much more adjustments in the PDF generator.
The many functions and the fact that updates on new Magento major versions often appear only a few months late, has tarnished the reputation of the former extension at experienced developers at least.

German shop

This extension can be dealt with quickly. German shop since 2010 in Magento Connect, but is no longer being developed since February 2012. Magento is officially only supports up to version 1.5. I have always used this lightweight extension very happy as an alternative to MRG, but without regular updates, you have to advise against the use unfortunately.


Market Ready German and German shop are now so extensive, that they bring in addition to the rudimentary not used functions that can affect the overall system negatively. Nevertheless, it is for inexperienced shop owner a quick way to make the shop fit for the EU market. German shop but should not be taken as there is apparently no longer being developed.


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