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Chapter 29. Going International > Selling Outside the United States

Selling Outside the United States

If you decide to take the leap and open your auctions to an international audience, you need to be prepared for a new world of activities—no pun intended. Selling outside the United States—especially the shipping part of the process—is much different from selling to someone in New York or California. Although I can't prepare you for all the issues you might encounter, I will point out some of the bigger hassles to look out for.

Communicating with International Bidders

One of the joys—and challenges—of selling internationally is communicating with non-U.S. bidders. Although citizens of many countries speak English, not all do—or do so well. This means you're likely to receive emails in fractured English, or in some language that you might not be able to easily translate.


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