Aside from the convenience and novelty factors that make international eBay trading so interesting, a more mundane fact may be interesting to dedicated sellers: by selling internationally on eBay, you expand your market and base of potential buyers significantly.
Posting an International ListingPosting an international listing on eBay is easy and can be done from the standard selling form. In the “Give buyers shipping details” area of the form (located on the same page on which you describe your item), perform the following steps to set up international shipping:
- Click on the box initially marked "No international shipping" to open a drop-down list giving you international options.
- Select either "Flat: same cost to all buyers" if you want to charge a single shipping rate to all of the locations you're willing to shop to, or select "Calculated: cost varies by buyer location" to enter shipping costs for each different location to which you're willing to ship.
- Use the rest of that part of the form, including the "Ship to" and "Services" drop-down lists, to add shipping destinations and costs one by one, or select "Worldwide" if you're willing to ship worldwide.
Well, almost that simple. Read on for some tips and one major caveat that you should keep in mind when posting listings for international sales this way.