The Ultimate List of Free Resources to Help Your Business Sell InternationallyJennifer Peaslee
Online International Sales
As we mentioned above, one of the ways to sell internationally is to sell directly to consumers in other countries via your website or another selling platform. If this is the avenue for you, check out these resources:
4. FTC Guidelines
If you are selling internationally online, make sure you’re doing things properly by checking out the FTC guidelines and codes of conduct for international sales. The guide includes a checklist to make sure your business is “consumer friendly” for international eCommerce.
5. In-Depth eBooks
To dive into greater depth, check out free e-books on the topic. The most comprehensive manual we found was Preparing Your Business for Global E-Commerce by the US Commercial Service. We also enjoyed A Globetrotter’s E-Commerce Guide to Selling Internationally.
6. eBay Resources
One of the easiest ways to begin international eCommerce is to set up shop on a selling platform that facilitates international sales. One such option is eBay, and if you’re interested in selling internationally on eBay, we recommend their How to Sell Internationally Selling Toolkit. You can also get answers to your questions on this help page.
7. Amazon Resources
Another website that makes it easy to sell products internationally is Amazon. On the Amazon Global Selling page you can learn to sell globally with Amazon, explore taxes and regulations, set up and launch your account, and more.
8. PayPal and Other Payment Options
Finally, you can expand to international sales on your own website as long as you have a global payment system in place.
- PayPal is available in 203 countries and 26 currencies, so it’s a simple way to welcome customers from around the world. You can learn more about PayPal business options here.
- Don’t want to use PayPal? There are also a number of PayPal alternatives, many of which accept global payments.