Have you ever asked yourself how could you establish your eBay business in USA without living there?
This is a simple guide for eBay foreigners that want to sell in eBay either tangible and intangible products.
Are you a non-us citizen as me?
The first question you might ask is:
Why sell in the USA? Isnt there any other place to sell?
USA is the biggest and most competitive market where online sales from USA take place. If you have something to sell online, you must sell it in the USA.
If you understood the first question, did you ever ask the following questions(this is only applicable for tangible items):
-Do you sell a lot of items through ebay, but you got to a point where you could not grow your business?
-Did you notice that eBay sellers that have their item location within USA, sell much more (50% 60%+) than in another country? Have you ever wished you were located in USA, and shipped from USA?
-Did you get to the point where you cannot control all the emails, disputes and claims asking for the status of their orders, receiving negative feedbacks, plus paypal limiting your account because of the number of claims and disputes we were having, and probably eBay suspending you for non performance seller?
-Have you ever wanted to have a good reputation, but you cant because your items indeed took weeks to get to your customers and most expect them to be in less than a week?
If you are having all these problems and need a quick solution, then you came to the right place!
Important information about new eBay rules:
eBay is all about quality of service(QOS). That is their goal. Shipping your items in more than 10 days and having a high rate of non received items can be a harmful impact to your reputation and eBay is punishing the sellers for this. eBay has released a new improved feedback system, where your customers, not only can inform wether the transaction was successful or not. The feedback 2.0 of eBay will let them qualify from 1-5 wether or not the item was appropriate with the listing, shipping times, etc. This is intended to help the customers to protect other customers from being ripped off. It is a more accurate way to give the buyers more information about how you exactly work.
With all these new conditions, we must consider changing our shipping methods to be able to please all of your customers. Therefore, we “must” avoid their bad qualifications which will keep away new customers who read your accurate bad feedback(not just the positive and negative feedbacks with feedback 2.0) and stop them from buying.
In order to improve your QOS, you need to look for other alternatives than shipping all your items from your country. Unfortunately, it is a really hard task, as there are very few US shipping companies that had any service for foreigners living outside usa.
One of these companies is amplifier.com, but what stops me from recommending it is that they told me that based upon my description of my needs, they did not believe that it will provide a good fit. Moreover, they require the automatic electronic transmission of order data via xml feeds rather than accepting emails of orders. We have fully integrated with the Yahoo Store platform such that communication is automated on inventory, orders, and shipments. If you are interested in their services, just contact them, but they are much more expensive than the other services I will give next. This company should work better for big companies with high volume and with inventory in usa(fulfillment orders). I would call them if you have any doubts, but in my opinion it is too expensive.
The following sites are more likely to be a best fit for low to mid volume business stores:
One of them was http://www.Usglobalmail.com and the other http://www.usa2me.com. These two companies are really good, and I would recommend both of them. They have a great customer support. But I would rather use usa2me, which has 2 different services, mail forwarding(the one I would suggest) and fulfillment orders. Usa2me charges about $0.75 per package sent with mail forwarding. Usglobalmail is more expensive(about 1.5 per package).
If you use this service, you may ship once a week one big box with all the packages closed with the address label of your customer(their destination). All they need to do is open the box and send them.
Steps to ship the box: