How to Import and Sell on eBay
OK, here it is. The premise of the article is this, you need to understand importing 101, if you plan to import and sell on eBay or any other auction site, or engage in international trade that requires importing something from other countries to The USA and/or your country. We import and sell on ebay, trade shows, flea markets, etc. Importing is so easy that anyone can do it. Importing goes as far back as the concept of trading because you have to get goods and materials that you do not have, from where they are, to where you are. You may need to import a particular item even if it is available in the country, when you can get it from another country at less money. One must understand some common sense aspects related importing.
Things/questions you may need to consider: What do I want to import? How much money do I have to spend? What can I sell it for? What is the total cost required to buy and sell the item? Who has this item? Who do I need to contact, or bring on board to make this work?
Consult professional legal experts prior to and while you are talking with prospective suppliers. The very first person and/or company you should contact is a certified and approved United States customs brokerage firm. Do a goggle search, if you do not know of one. Share with them that you are new to this. Let them know all you know at this point. Then, ask them what you need to do. They will share with you virtually all you need to know. Cost to get this advice Zero Dollars
You do not necessarily need to sign a contract, with your supplier. Find out how and when monies from you to them are due. Do not worry about the exchange rate the supplier already knows how many US Dollars they need to sell you their items, and they know exactly how many U.S. Dollars it will take to ship them to you. Speaking of shipping. DA Boat, DA Boat, Use DA Boat.
Some of these high dollar self proclaimed importing experts tell you to get familiar with all those import regulations, tariffs, duties etc. Hog Wash, The customs broker that you have been talking too. Guess what Bubba? They already know the laws, regulations, etc that you will be involved with. That's why you get a customs broker. OH, Did I share with you that you do not pay the customs broker, until your goods get to them, or whatever place you having them sent too. There again, they will let you know how much and when to pay.
Some self proclaimed experts tell ya to take care that you are complying with all the rules and regulations, that you need to plan for transportation, storage, insurance and documentation, and then show this to a legal expert, pay them for their advice. Get all these documents and terms of the contract examined by the legal experts. Hog Wash, Or, you can let the customs broker take care of most if not all of these factors, for you. Cost for the broker to do this Zero Dollars.
Some importers buy and deal with the manufacturer or supplier of the goods. Some like to outsource these details to someone else that will handle all the issues related to the importing and purchase from him. However, dealing with the manufacturer or supplier is the best method, as it requires that you should be personally in touch with the overseas supplier of the material. Oh did I share with you that this generates the most profit.
The above stated information is a very very brief, not nearly complete synopsis of importing. However, it does cover importing 101, an overview. Maybe, just maybe there is enough information and/or the lack there of to peak your interest and start digging for more information. One thing we share in conclusion is this, anyone can do this, all you need is the determined what too.
Walter L. Scheu, Sr., Th. D. writes reviews for atricles and product reviews, however in this case he speaks from experience. He is an importer and online seller. It is hoped that you found this articles interesting. PLease click on the link for more detailed information. http://www.importingforauctions.com
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