You have probably heard great things about eBay. This auction/shopping website is a great way to find bargains and get access to products that you may not be able to find in your home country. However, the majority of eBay sellers are located in the United States, Canada and China. If you are not in one of these countries, you may find it hard to access the products you most desire without dealing with buying from an international seller. If you decide to do this, these tips can help!
- Always Ask – If the auction does not specifically state that the seller will ship to your country, ask. They may be willing or they may not. Some sellers may be willing to ship using a freight forwarding service if this is an option for you.
- Compare Rates – When deciding on the item to purchase, compare based on the purchase price PLUS shipping charge. It could be that one seller has a more expensive product but they offer free shipping.
- Check Feedback – Feedback is very important on eBay. The better feedback a seller has in the past, the better chance your transaction will go well. Check quality as well as quantity—what type of items have they sold in the past?
By following these tips, you will find that having items shipped to you internationally isn’t as hard as you may think. Once you have a good idea how the process works, jump in and start your eBay adventure!
In case the seller doesn’t ship internationally, or you want to make sure you will receive your merchandise in your country, you can request our “Purchasing Agent in USA” Services, use our Miami address and we’ll ship it to you.