I am feeling 'unprepared' and intrepid' about the entire concept of shipping overseas. Basically, it is this. My wife and I want to open a small store in south Brazil. She is Brazilian and I American. Our needs and budget would be small. First, we thought about securing high end fashion merchandise, but those names are often mixed with other merchandise offered by wholesellers, etc. Then, we thought about drop-shipping smaller packages to my home in Louisiana, sorting through merchandise, repacking and sending via FedEx or 'some one else' to our home in Brazil. In doing so, FedEx takes care of customs, port taxes, etc. I think! Another idea would be to ship American equipment, for example a commercial espresso machine, to Brazil. This would be an addition to our small store. So, what's best? I guess more research is needed! Thanks!