You can sell your items directly on eBay’s international sites or reach buyers from all over the world with listings on ebay.com. So choose the best way for you — active or passive international selling on eBay.
If you are ready to expand your business and gain even more international exposure, active international selling is a great option. Active refers to when you offer your items in specific global markets by listing directly on a local site, such as ebay.co.uk (United Kingdom), ebay.fr (France), etc.
Gain greater in-market visibility on each site you list
Expand your access to customers
Enjoy fewer competitors in the global market
Include your inventory in local selling campaigns
Determine your international shipping method and costs before you list and factor it into what you charge for shipping.
Convert your listing into the local language so that customers can easily find and learn about your item.
Listings are in local currency, so make sure that you list the correct price and include any exchange fees.
While returns occur on less than 1% of international sales, they can be costly. Be sure to clearly list your return policy.
When you make your listings eligible to international buyers on ebay.com, you are “passive listing”. This means eBay is making your item available to international buyers without any additional action by you.
Access millions more customers: eBay’s business is global with 133M buyers in 190 countries. Expanding your reach through international selling could have a big impact on your sales.
Diversify your business: Selling internationally reduces your dependence on your local market and allows you to take advantage of growth rates in different markets.
Enjoy easier listing and inventory management than Active: Passive international selling allows you to expand your reach by offering shipping to international markets. This type of international selling is less effort than active, which requires listing translation, price conversion, and more.