Suwalak Thamklang Level 2 asked 2014-06-16

Can U.S. retailers sell on international marketplaces? 1

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I am a long-time reader and attendee of your trade shows. Our international sales are very strong and i would like to expand into more e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon but in other countries. Do you have a list of sites like these and whether or not I must be a national to be able to transact or if they allow foreign sellers. Thanks.

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Alina Sammuel 2014-06-16 Asker's Choice

There are no citizenship or residency requirements for selling internationally via Amazon, eBay and most other web marketplaces.
This is a great time for companies such as yours that are expanding their international reach. I believe seamless global eCommerce will be the next big wave in online retail. There is a lot of very good software that makes it easy and convenient for online merchants to list products globally. For example, I recommend MerchantRunwww.merchantrun.comfor international eBay sellers. MerchantRun allows you to list your products on 21 global eBay sites through a single user interface. If you're looking for alternatives to Amazon and eBay, then you may want to consider selling on Bonanza or Facebook.
Of course, selling your products is only part of the international eCommerce challenge. The other piece of the equation is getting your products into the hands of your international customers.  You can do this through FedEx, UPS or the USPS, but the shipping costs are pretty high. If you have a fairly large volume; a few hundred shipments per day;then you might be better off outsourcing your order fulfillment to a fulfillment company that is experienced in shipping to your target countries. This can reduce your shipping costs and accelerate delivery times, giving you a competitive advantage as you try to attract more international customers.

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  • Andy Cheng 2014-06-24 Best Answer

    There are a lot B2B or B2C sites in most countries.

     

    Most of these sites are only famous domesticly.

     

    If that site allows international sellers, then you may find them easily by search "country + B2B or country + B2C" or phrase like to on google.

     

    Because if the sites allow foreign sellers, they will must do some seo works to google.

     

    If you could not find such sites on gooles, that means no, there are only domestic ecommerce sites in that country.

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