Correct currency & tax rates: Shopware Japanese States

29.11.2017
by Meike Müller
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Do you run a Shopware online store and have international customers? Then it is all the more important that the different currencies and tax rates of the respective countries are displayed and used correctly. Today we will show you how to make the store settings in Shopware for Japan:

The "15" in the following script must be replaced by the ID of the corresponding country.
You can find the list of countries and IDs in s_core_countries

HERE IS THE INSERT FOR THE JAPANESE STATES IN ENGLISH:

INSERT INTO `s_core_countries_states` VALUES
(NULL, 15, "Hokkaido", "01",0,1),
(NULL, 15, "Aomori", "02",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Iwate", "03",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Miyagi", "04",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Akita", "05",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Yamagata", "06",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Fukushima", "07",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Ibaraki", "08",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Tochigi", "09",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Gunma", "10",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Saitama", "11",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Chiba", "12",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Tokyo", "13",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Kanagawa", "14",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Niigata", "15",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Toyama", "16",0,1),
(NULL, 15, "Ishikawa", "17",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Fukui", "18",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Yamanashi", "19",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Nagano", "20",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Gifu", "21",0,1),
(NULL, 15, "Shizuoka", "22",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Aichi", "23",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Mie", "24",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Shiga", "25",0,1),
(NULL, 15, "Kyoto", "26",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Osaka", "27",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Hyogo", "28",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Nara", "29",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Wakayama", "30",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Tottori", "31",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Shimane", "32",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Okayama", "33",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Hiroshima", "34",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Yamaguchi", "35",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Tokushima", "36",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Kagawa", "37",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Ehime", "38",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Kochi", "39",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Fukuoka", "40",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Saga", "41",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Nagasaki", "42",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Kumamoto", "43",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Oita", "44",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Miyazaki", "45",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Kagoshima", "46",0,1),
(ZERO, 15, "Okinawa", "47",0,1);

The tax rate in Japan

While basic foodstuffs are taxed at a rate of 7 percent in Germany, this is 8 percent in the Japanese federal states. Everything else is taxed at 10 percent there - a big difference to the 19 percent in Germany. However, this is already a higher tax rate for Japan. Last year, VAT was raised there in order to curb the enormous social costs caused by the ageing Japanese society. One major advantage of e-commerce compared to stationary retail is that the market to be reached is not regionally limited. However, legal and tax aspects must be taken into account when selling abroad - a major issue here is VAT.

The store settings in Shopware - country selection

In addition to currency, customer group and taxes, there is the sub-item "Countries" in the Shopware settings where all sales territories, countries and associated federal states or states can be specified. In connection with the "Countries" sub-item, the "Currency" item must also be taken into account in order to offer this to your customers in the storefront.

Are you facing further challenges with regard to your Shopware online store? We offer you a comprehensive package of Shopware support and monitoring. We at EXWE are happy to answer your questions and support you in setting up your online store.

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