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How to list items that require buyers to pay for customs fee


vaibhav.200007
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16 Mar 15 10:19:08 am
Hi,

I just talked with a supplier who can drop ship for me.But he will only ship to customer's country .The Customer will be responsible to pay import/custom duty after reaching his/her country. Will it impact negatively on my listing? What if buyer ask me to ship the item to his door step? How can i help him?

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16 Mar 15 10:37:41 pm
Hi Valibhav,

A dropshipper will always ship to the address you give them, of course most people give them the customer's address to save on double handling and the extra expense, but if you want them to send the product to you, then all you have to do is give them your address as the customer.

Regarding taxes, different countries have different taxes and it's impossible as a retailer for you to calculate that in your price. So what you should do is to always make a note customers in your listing that any taxes incurred on delivery on their responsibility, that way there are no nasty surprises.

In regards to shipping to their door, you would need to ask your supplier if they can ship via courier where required, Of course if they agree to, then that will be at your expense, so you would need to pass that cost onto the customer.


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vaibhav.200007
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17 Mar 15 02:54:25 pm
Hi Mark

You said that we should always mark in listing about custom duties and taxes to customer's responsibility.It means that, when i will send the product to customer's country , the custom department of his/her country will inform to customer via email/phone about item and duties.Then customer will pay custom duty and get the item to his custody. I will only list item price and shipping charges to reach his country in my listing.
right ?


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Yes, it's the only way to do it because different countries have different taxes at different rates and different thresholds. So you can't calculate it all in a single listing. Most customers will be aware of their own countries import tax requirements, so just clarifying that any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the customer makes it quite clear for them.


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19 Mar 15 01:22:17 pm
Thanks Mark !! thank god you are here to help us :)


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Anytime :)


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