Whether you sell on eBay, your own website, or on an alternative marketplace, selling your items internationally can dramatically increase your number of customers. International buyers often spend more than domestic US buyers for the same item. eBay has published some facts that show international buyers tend to pay 16% more than US buyers for the same good. That alone should be enough of a reason for you to target these international buyers. However, before you get started, there are a few things you should know to ensure that your international sales are safe and profitable.
1. Beware of Fraudsters
As much as international eCommerce opens you up to some great opportunities, it also exposes you to the risk of being the victim of fraud. Fraud can take place when you are just selling locally, but it’s much more likely to occur when you sell internationally due to the lack of regulations.
But there is plenty that you can do to help prevent being at the receiving end of a scam including getting to know how the scams work, so let’s take a quick look at two kinds of fraud you might be vulnerable to when selling to a global market. …