Trading In Another Country

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spareroomltd
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15 May 10 10:28:00 am
I'm a UK Top Rated Silver Powerseller who wants to get into Dropshipping.

However, I want to dropship in the US using US dropshipping companies and listing on eBay.com.

I would appreciate any advice or comments on how I would do that from the UK, as I am currently clueless.

Thanks Folks.

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grace-salehoo
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17 May 10 06:28:25 am
Hello :)

The main things here I think would be:

* Some US drop shippers may need a sales tax ID and other documentation if they are going to be shipping to US customers. I think you'll find that some will be willing to work with you, but others may just say no because you are based in the UK.

* You need to list the location of the items in your eBay listing. Seeing you are going to use US drop shippers and list on eBay US, this will be to your advantage.

* Doing some research into the US market will be important, as there will no doubt be some differences between the US and the UK.

* Testing the items and delivery will be very important. Because you are quite removed from your supplier, it's going to be really important you know their business inside out, test the quality of their products for yourself, and find out what shipping options they use and what these are like. You won't have much control over what goes on, yet any customer complaints/questions will come to you, so you will need to be well prepared.

Hope that helps! If you need help with doing some more research into this, please don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,
Grace


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17 May 10 07:55:56 pm
Hello :)

The main things here I think would be:

* Some US drop shippers may need a sales tax ID and other documentation if they are going to be shipping to US customers. I think you'll find that some will be willing to work with you, but others may just say no because you are based in the UK.

* You need to list the location of the items in your eBay listing. Seeing you are going to use US drop shippers and list on eBay US, this will be to your advantage.

* Doing some research into the US market will be important, as there will no doubt be some differences between the US and the UK.

* Testing the items and delivery will be very important. Because you are quite removed from your supplier, it's going to be really important you know their business inside out, test the quality of their products for yourself, and find out what shipping options they use and what these are like. You won't have much control over what goes on, yet any customer complaints/questions will come to you, so you will need to be well prepared.

Hope that helps! If you need help with doing some more research into this, please don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,
Grace


If Grace's advice was a chocolate cake, it would be a triple choc smothered in hot chocolate fudge sauce. OK, it's early, and I got breakfast on my mind, at least that's my excuse!

Now in English, rock solid advice, and her point about the fact that you would be selling to a market through local sources is really important. That can give you an edge over a locally based US seller who is drop shipping into the US from, let's say China (so long as they have correctly identified their product's location, where a lot currently don't!


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25 May 10 03:27:28 pm
Hi, I am new bie from Malaysia.Just to share something.I just started my listing on ebay.com last week and so far 3 items sold,all from US drop shipper.It took 2 months for me to decide which drop ship I should use but finally, I closed my eyes and just do it.Now I am going to Ebay.co.uk do the same.TQ.To all Salehoo staffs,thanks you for sharing valuable info.

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25 May 10 09:22:26 pm
Congrats smartbuyer, the first phase of total world domination is now well underway : )


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25 May 10 11:20:59 pm
Hi, I am new bie from Malaysia.Just to share something.I just started my listing on ebay.com last week and so far 3 items sold,all from US drop shipper.It took 2 months for me to decide which drop ship I should use but finally, I closed my eyes and just do it.Now I am going to Ebay.co.uk do the same.TQ.To all Salehoo staffs,thanks you for sharing valuable info.


Well done, smartbuyer! :)

We hope sales will continue to roll in for you. If you you need help with anything just holler and we'll gladly help you out.

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