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About selling internationally
How to sell internationally
Significantly increase the number of potential buyers you can access by offering your items internationally. This will help you sell more items and achieve higher prices.There are 2 ways that buyers in other countries can see your listings:
Visit our International Selling Hub for useful information and resources.
Requirements for selling internationally
Communicating with buyers
Respond to buyers' questions promptly. This could mean that you may be answering emails at unusual times of the day due to time differences. Use a time zone calculator to see the local times in your markets.
Use a translation software to translate key phrases if you're selling in a country whose language you're not familiar with. There are some free translation services on the internet, though many are not 100% accurate. Remember, that the responsibility to ensure your listing is accurate remains with you as a seller. If you're going to use a translation service, ensure that it's accurate and grammatically correct.
Bids and prices on a listing automatically appear in both the currency you specify and the currency for the site from which the buyer is viewing the item.
Bids and prices on a listing automatically appear in both the currency you specify and the currency that's typically used for the country site on which the buyer is viewing the item. (Note that equivalence is approximate.)
To sell globally, you'll need to accept PayPal as a method of payment. In most countries, sellers should be PayPal Verified. For sellers based in the US, the process is called ID verification. In Germany and Switzerland, the verification process is PostIdent (link opens information written in German).
We recommend that you include information about the delivery service (Royal Mail or courier) you're planning to use and the cost because items with this information attract more buyers. Some considerations when sending items internationally are:
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