Ebay Australia vs Ebay USA/Europe

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tso
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29 Aug 11 05:31:43 am
Hi,

I am going to hopefully start listing items on ebay. I want the items to be available worldwide.

Is it best to only list on Aust ebay, or if I want to target American audiences list there, or list on both? I know you can do an international ebay search, but just wondering how many people would do that??

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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irene_salehoo
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29 Aug 11 10:44:30 am
Hi TSO,

Some sellers get more bids for certain items (ex. collectibles) when they list them at UK or at the USA eBay sites. And some items may fetch far better pricing when sold outside of Australia. Apparently there are products Australians aren't really interested in and these products are appealing to overseas bidders (and offering PayPal as payment method also helps).

I haven’t found any statistical study on buyers going to a specific eBay country to search for specific items vs going to eBay USA/Europe. But personally I find listing at eBay International Market will effectively address this concern, since it will entail you creating just one listing, and just indicating that you are willing to ship. It will give you greater chances to reach potential buyers since they can browse on the eBay International Market in their own languages and in their own time zones and with your product listings showing in their own currencies. :)

It is free to sell on eBay International Market. The product listings will appear exactly as they do on eBay.com, and you can reach millions of buyers without having to create separate listings for eBay websites in individual countries. :) Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps. :)


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tso
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30 Aug 11 12:17:02 am
Thanks Irene,

Your post was a great help, but I still need some clarification. I used the link you gave me, but I couldn't see how to sell on there. Do I just create a listing on Aust ebay, and then use postage worldwide? If I do this, I am charged a fee, so I am unsure if I am correct.

If you can please clarify.

Thanks!

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richellemonfort
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30 Aug 11 01:30:49 am
Hi TSO,

The link Irene gave you was merely a guide to help you sell on eBay International Market. If you wish to list there to attain optimum exposure, please go to Link hidden: Login to view

You might also find this guide on international shipping helpful - Link hidden: Login to view

And for other tools for international trading kindly visit this page Link hidden: Login to view I use this quite often as there are a lot of very informative tools and guides here.

Hope this helps :)


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tso
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31 Aug 11 04:07:32 am
I am really sorry, don't know if I am being dumb, but I still cant see where to list on the international market on the link you gave me - Link hidden: Login to view

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31 Aug 11 10:55:13 pm
Hi TSO,

Sorry for the confusion. There is no need to login to the link I provided. You can just login to your account and make the necessary changes on your shipping preferences. First off, have you checked if you meet the requirements to sell on eBay's International Market?

Qualifications include:

You have a minimum Feedback score of 25.
Your eBay account is in good standing.
You have a PayPal account and are PayPal Verified.
You meet the selling requirements of the websites where you want visibility.


Rather than selecting 'ship worldwide' I think you need to be more specific. I suggest following the steps below -

Here’s how:

1. If you're given the option to choose a listing form, select More listing choices.
2. On the Create your listing page, scroll to the Give buyers shipping details section.
Note: If you don't see a place to include international shipping costs, click the Add or remove options link.In the International shipping section, select Show international services and options, and then click the Save button.
3. In the International Shipping section, select one of these shipping cost options from the drop-down menu:
Flat: Same cost to all buyers
Calculated: Cost varies according to buyer location
4. From the Ship to drop-down menu, select Choose custom location.
5. Select the locations where you're willing to ship the item. You can select as many as you like. The locations you select will all be charged either the flat or calculated cost for shipping, depending on what you select in step 3.
6. Under Additional ship to locations, select any additional places where you want to offer shipping but want the buyer to contact you to find out the shipping cost.
Note: If you select the same location in steps 5 and 6, buyers in that location won't be told to contact you to find out the shipping cost.
7. Complete and submit your listing.


Hope this helps. :)


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tso
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31 Aug 11 11:46:27 pm
Thanks for your reply, it was a great help!

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richellemonfort
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1 Sep 11 12:14:57 am
Happy to be of help TSO! Hope you can start listing and selling on eBay International Market :)

All the best!


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