Establish ebay business in Australia and operate from India - Is this possible?

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4mangoes
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1 Jan 11 02:32:04 am
Hello Friends,

I am an Indian student studying in Australia. My visa expires on 2011, before that i want to establish in online store in eBay Australia and and go back to India.

My question is "is it possible to operate my eBay(Australia) business from India, even though i won't live in Australia or have any Australian visa".

Can anyone help me...Thanks in Advance

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2 Jan 11 09:18:46 pm
Hi 4mangoes,

Welcome to the site, it's nice to have you here with us!

The answer to your question is 'YES'. In fact, many sellers are doing that - based in one country and selling in another. As long as your supplier and target market match, then there should be no problem.

For example your dropshipper (supplier) ships within Australia then its perfectly okay to continue your eBay business even when you return to India.

Hope this helps :)


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4mangoes
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5 Jan 11 05:53:13 pm
Thanks a lot for ur help...

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5 Jan 11 09:28:35 pm
Your welcome 4mangoes :)

I'm glad I was able to help you out. Should you need assistance with anything else please don't hesitate to let us know.

Cheers!


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fudjj
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5 Jan 11 11:00:02 pm
Another option for you 4mangoes is to use a fulfillment company here in Australia if you are buying in bulk. Having an Australian address and an Australian item location is a serious advantage when dealing with local buyers.

Yes, it is an added expense, but depending on your market, it can pay off in the long run over drop shipping items in Internationally.

I am part of a partnership where we did some testing in regards to buyers responses to buying locally or internationally at a cheaper price. We sent up an International account, but listed and shipped from within Australia, as well as set up another International account for them exact same location and shipped into Australia.

We were selling into Australia the exact same products, but at a saving of 25%, including factoring in shipping prices. Our data over 6 months showed that our sales on the International account shipping locally were 75% stronger than or International account shipping into Australia.

EBay is a wholesale marketplace and cheap is usually king, however our own testing showed that there are other factors that really impact on the overall success of an account.

Always worth looking at all the options you have available : )







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6 Jun 11 11:29:54 am
Hello Fudjj,

I am in the process of setting up an eCommerce website in Australia, I will be selling gardening type products and various other gadgets. When it comes to importing, I find it difficult trying to source products from overseas. Generally speaking regardless of what it is I am trying to buy, the shipping cost is more than the product itself, sometimes 2-3x the price.

Apart from buying in very large quantities, which I'm not in the position to do, are you able to provide additional information on how you were able to achieve the 25% savings?

Thanks,
David

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