on 03-17-2013 12:01 AM
"is it the same paper work for canada as is to austrailia"
Yes it is the same set of forms regardless of county. As mentioned earlier, one set of forms for $400 & under using First class or Priority international.
And a differant, slightly more to fill out form with items valued more than $400 and/or using Express Mail or Global Express International.
on 03-16-2013 11:41 PM
on 03-16-2013 11:38 PM
Hi: I am from Canada(Ottawa Ontario) and do alot of business from the States. As for all parcels you fill out a declaration form, small and it is put on the parcel at the post office along with the appropriate postage.
It should not take very long as the form will ask for item. price, from who to whom the parcel is being sent to and a price. Also they ask if it is a gift ect. and you check the approriate box. That is it. When unsure just drop by your postal station and ask.
Please mail to Canada as you will do alot of business!!!
Thank you for this question as I often contact sellors who do not list to Canada but when asked they will do this 90% of the time.
Hope this is helpfull in your decision to mail to Canada.
on 03-17-2013 12:47 AM
I should add, that you are pretty new to ebay...9/12 and if it was me I might ONLY ship internationally to canada to start. Then once you are "comfortable" and have some international selling/shipping experience, you might open your auctions to one or more of the "safe countries" to ship to. They are (not in any particular order) canada, japan, australia/new zealand, the UK/ireland & northern european countries.(france, spain, netherlands.belgium, germany, switzerland, denmark...you get the idea)
"Safe" meaning their postal services are as reliable as our USPS and their customs takes a "reasonable" amount of time to process packages. (thought any package can be held up if their are issues or questions)
Then once you have LOTS of experience selling overseas, if desired sell worldwide.
on 03-16-2013 11:44 PM
Hello. Yes it is the same customs forms your filled out for Australia. Under $400 and using USPS First Class International or Priority International, then it is a pretty simple/basic custom form asking for your name & address, the buyers name & address, a simple desc, qty, the value and then your signature & date. That's it...takes me an extra 3 minutes
If the value of the item(s) is greater that $400 and/or using USPS Express Mail International or Global Express than the form asks for a little bit more info. (but not much)
"I'm on the fence about internl shipping"
I would not be...international sales has increased my auction end prices, increased the number of my sales and kept the $$ flowing my way when sales were slow in the USA. At times international sales are half of my total sales. And my BEST customers are overseas...australia. You are selling lady's apparel which does not damage easily in shipment. (unlike the pottery, glass & vintage vinyl that I sell) For me the little bit of extra effort/time to fill out paper work and package a little bit better is WELL WORTH the extra sales and $$. But it is your call...Good luck.
on 03-17-2013 06:38 AM
What are the requirements for selling internationally?