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Buying and selling on the eBay website can be fun and exciting, but simple buying and selling only scratches the surface of what eBay's capable of and can be used for. The real fun begins when you use eBay to reach out and touch people and things in faraway places. These articles tell you how.

Can I shop eBay from my home country?
People generally assume that eBay can be used for international shopping, but the details are often fuzzy. Is it officially allowed? How much does it cost? How is it done? What about returns? Here are answers to these questions and more.

Buy Globally, Receive Locally
You've read about the millions of users around the world that buy and sell on eBay... so how come so many of eBay's auctions seem to be in the United States and Hong Kong, and all of them in English?

Selling Internationally on eBay
Selling internationally on eBay can be both fun and profitable. Here's how to do it, along with a few things to keep in mind so that your experience and your buyers' experiences are good ones.

Ten Tips for Cross-Border Trade
Making a few of your auctions available to international buyers is one thing, but if you plan to incorporate cross-border trade into your business model in a serious way, you're up against a more serious set of issues. Here are ten tips to help you thrive as an international seller.

Shop on eBay U.S. from Outside the States
If you're living outside the U.S. you may have found that though you'd like at times to shop eBay's United States site, it can be difficult to find sellers or items that are officially available to you as an international buyer. Here are some ways to improve your success rate.

Do a World of Good on eBay
Wishing there was a way to buy and sell in the most world-friendly, socially conscious manner possible, all without having to leave the eBay community behind? If this sounds familiar, eBay has a solution just for you.

Invest in the World Through eBay
eBay has long been a great marketplace to support emerging economies by buying imported hand-made and/or fair trade goods. When you're ready to step beyond just buying and into the world of investing in emerging markets, eBay can help you there as well.

Can I give to charity through eBay?
Yes, you can. Sellers can elect to have a percentage of proceeds donated to a chosen charity, visible to buyers.

Do you sell internationally on eBay? How do you do it?
How has international selling worked for you on eBay? Have your attempts been through the global market or through national language eBay sites?

Can I eBay if I can't (or won't) use PayPal?
Can't (or won't) use PayPal? There are alternatives, whether your issue is currency or aversion, though none of them are quite simple as PayPal itself.

How do I buy goods on Alibaba or from overseas manufacturers?
It looks temptingly easy these days to buy goods for resale online, direct from international manufacturers. What you may be missing and/or why you may feel as though you're getting in over your head.

For non-U.S. shoppers, mail forwarding services can be a tempting way to gain access to domestic U.S. eBay auctions. Are there things you should know before you make use of one? Yes!

Don't Limit Yourself to Domestic Sales
It's not just that you can sell internationally on eBay so much as it is that eBay's growth is more and more an international phenomenon, one that you'll be missing if you stick to one domestic market.

Let eBay Handle Global Shipping and Selling For You
If global shipping seems too complicated for your eBay selling, or you've had bad experiences with it in the past, consider opting in to eBay's Global Shipping Program, and let eBay do the heavy lifting for you.

Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping eBay Internationally

Sell More Internationally by Being Sensitive to International Shoppers
International selling is a great way to make more money on eBay, but if you don't tailor your listings to international audiences, you're missing out.

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