eBay is making it easier for you to sell internationally, with a number of improvements planned throughout 2012. We've started with the creation of a new International Selling Hub and increased clarity for international buyers on customs duties.
Trials of additional improvements have already begun with a small number of sellers and we plan to introduce new features later in the year. In the interim, you can find out how to get started with international selling by visiting our new hub.
International selling on eBay gives you the opportunity to:
Visit the International Selling Hub for all the information you need, including guidance on potential markets, legal requirements, regulations, taxes, VAT and eBay fees.
We'll automatically post one of two messages in the postage and packaging section of the item page and in eBay Checkout to give greater clarity to buyers on their customs obligations. These messages will appear automatically when the buyer location country does not match the item location country.
The message seen by a buyer will depend on the item price and the customs thresholds in the buyer country:
Sellers will no longer need to provide details on customs and should consider removing these from their listings.
Any Feedback from international buyers that specifically references these issues will be removed upon a seller's request.
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Taking part in the trials is by invitation only. Sellers can't request to join the trials.
However, we encourage you to submit your improvement suggestions through the feedback link in the top-right hand corner of the International Selling Hub.
We test new features before they launch to ensure a good quality user experience for sellers and buyers.
This depends on the outcome of the trials. We will only launch a new feature to users when it's fully tested and proven to be successful for sellers.
We commit to giving details to users at least 30 days in advance of the introduction of updates and new features.
You can let us know what you think by using the feedback link in the top right-hand corner of the hub.
Check your PayPal account is set up to accept international transactions in multiple currencies before you start selling internationally.