I have been selling nationally for a while and I'm considering selling out of the country, maybe even worldwide to take advantage of the larger customer base. Can anyone please summarize for me what are the added difficulties, the pros and the cons? Thanks in advance!
15% of my total transactions are international sales, primarily to Canada, UK and Japan
18% of my total $$ sales is due to international transactions. (For me that is about $21,500 over the last year)
I do not use the Global shipping program, I ship directly to the buyer. This saves them money and most buyers prefer it.
I have had very few problems with international shipments.
I have never had a lost international package. Knock in wood
I have far fewer returns from international buyers, they typically are more careful about what they are purchasing.
Shipping is easy, print the customs forms right from home, using the clear customs envelopes available for free online.