About selling internationally
Choosing to offer your item internationally as well as to Australia may significantly increase the number of potential buyers you reach. This could help you sell more items and command higher prices. For more information about global trading, visit eBay’s International Trading resource page.
Note: Review the Prohibited Articles list prior to specifying international posting to familiarise yourself with import/export restrictions.
Listing items for international buyers
To make your items available to buyers in other countries, fill out the International postage section of the Sell Your Item Form. You can select the international locations you are willing to post to and specify a service and cost for each. If you prefer that international buyers contact you for postage costs, select the international regions you’re willing to post to from the Additional post to locations menu.
When selling internationally – for example, either by listing on a site other than your site of registration or by selecting an international postage option – your item may be sold to a buyer on another eBay site and/or in another country.
Before permitting you to sell internationally, eBay may ask you to sign an International Selling Agreement acknowledging that items sold to buyers on other eBay sites will be subject to the policies of those sites, including their eBay Buyer Protection policies.
Communicating with buyers
Selling to buyers in other countries means
answering emails at odd times due to time differences
communicating clearly about currencies
sometimes overcoming language barriers.
There are two key features that help international buyers convert the price of your item to the currencies they understand:
Bids and prices on the View Item page automatically display in both the currency you specify and the approximate home currency equivalent for the site from which the buyer is viewing the item.
A buyer can convert all Search and Listings prices to local site currency by clicking the "Show all prices in local currency" (for example, Pounds Sterling on the U.K. site) link in the "Show" box on the Search and Listings pages of all non-Australia eBay sites.
If you do not speak the same language as the potential buyer, you may want to use translation software to translate key phrases. Some translation services are available free on the Internet. Many are not 100% accurate, however, and eBay cannot guarantee their services. If you use such a service, provide simple, grammatically correct phrases free of abbreviations to maximise the chance of an understandable translation.