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Display important information on the checkout page

On the checkout page, customers enter their shipping and payment information, and complete their purchase. Merchants who sell in Germany often display links to the following information on their checkout page:

  • Imprint or legal notice
  • Terms of service and refund policy
  • Tax information, such as VAT
  • Shipping policy

Merchants who sell in Germany often add an imprint or legal notice page to their store, which displays information about their company such as its name, address, and contact details.

You can also add a link to this content on your checkout page:

Legal notice link on checkout

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings.
  2. Click Checkout.
  3. In the Order processing section, check Require a confirmation step:
    Require a confirmation step
  4. Click Save.
  5. In the Policies section, enter text in the Legal notice text box.
  6. Click Save.

Add terms of service and a refund policy confirmation to your checkout page

You can display a link to your terms of service and refund policy on your checkout page:

Link to TOS and refund policy at checkout

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings.
  2. Click Checkout.
  3. In the Order processing section, check Require a confirmation step:
    Require a confirmation step
  4. Click Save.
  5. In the Policies section, enter text in the Terms of service and Refund policy text boxes.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click the eye icon to preview your online store:
    Preview online store
  8. Add a product to the cart and go to the checkout. If you see the terms of service and refund policy statement, then you're done. If you don't see the terms of service and refund policy statement, then continue to the next step.
  9. Click Online store.
  10. Next to your current theme name, click Actions > Edit languages:

    Edit languages code button

  11. Click Checkout & system:

    Checkout & system

  12. In the search box, type review notice and press enter.

  13. Under the heading Checkout & system / Checkout review, in the Review notice html text box, enter the following text:

    By completing your order, you agree to our %{terms_of_service} and %{refund_policy}

  14. Click Save.

  15. Click Change theme language:

    Click change theme language

  16. In the Language drop-down menu, select German and click Save.

  17. In the German Review notice html text box, enter the following text:

    Ich erkläre mich mit den %{terms_of_service} einverstanden und die %{refund_policy} habe ich zur Kenntnis genommen.

    German review notice html

  18. Click Save.

Add tax information to your checkout page

By default, the cost displayed to customers on the checkout order summary includes tax. If you want to display the exact amount of tax being paid, then follow these steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store.
  2. Next to your current theme name, click Actions > Edit languages:
    Edit languages code button
  3. Click Checkout & system:
    Checkout & system
  4. In the search box type Vat label html and press enter.
  5. Under the heading Checkout & system / Checkout order summary, in the Vat label html text box, enter the following text: {{ amount }} tax included
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Change theme language:
    Click change theme language
  8. In the Language drop-down menu, select German and click Save.
  9. In the German Vat label html text box, enter the same text in German.

Add a shipping policy to your checkout page

If you add your shipping policy in your Shopify admin, then a link to you shipping policy is automatically added to your checkout page.

Shipping policy link on checkout

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