Tips and tricks for doing business in Norway


Every country has its own social habits and rules. Therefore, when doing business in a foreign country, you should be aware of the DOs and DON’Ts of that particular nation. Below, you will find some general tips and tricks that might help you when expanding to or starting a business in Norway.  
The most popular payment method in Norway today is Debit/Credit Card Payments. However, there are several other popular payment methods, such as Payment through invoice. When accessing the Norwegian market, your customers will expect to be able to use different payment options.

Another important tip is that you should always avoid getting in trouble with the Norwegian Consumer ‘’Ombudsman’’, who – together with his highly efficient staff – supervises (online) marketing, consumer protection and e-commerce legislation. If in doubt, consult him beforehand. It is for free.

This is all revealed by the latest report on B2C e-commerce in Northern Europe by Ecommerce Europe. Ecommerce Europe is the European umbrella organization for online retailers. Figures in Ecommerce Europe reports are based on the Global Online Measurement Standard for B2C E-commerce (GOMSEC). Ecommerce Europe also published comprehensive Regional Reports on B2C E-commerce in Central Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Western Europe. All the reports are powered by GfK, GlobalCollect, Informatica, RichRelevance and Salesupply.

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