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If you are not using the Global Shipping Program, there are several things to consider when shipping internationally.
How international shipping costs are calculated
You can use the Shipping Calculator to calculate shipping costs to any country. International shipping costs are based on a combination of the following:
Costs can be considerably higher for international destinations.
Generally, buyers pay additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. For example, international rates may or may not include pickup and door-to-door delivery with customs clearance. Customs regulations vary by country and not all carriers ship to all locations.
Make sure that your listing clearly specifies who is responsible for paying these additional fees. You can cut and paste this directly into your listing:
International Buyers - Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Some carriers offer customs and brokerage services to assist you with informing buyers about additional charges, duties, and taxes. An "extended area surcharge" may apply to your buyers depending on their international locations.
Shipping to Canada
In Canada, buyers are responsible for paying duties, taxes, and applicable customs brokerage fees separate from the merchandise cost. Buyers will generally pay these fees upon receipt of your shipment. Tell your Canadian buyers that they may be charged additional fees once they receive your package.
Ship to Canada using UPS
The advantages of having an NRI account:
For more information on setting up a Non-Resident Importer account, call 1-800-PICK-UPS.
Note:This shipping information is provided to you for general information purposes and may not be applicable or accurate for shipments processed with some carriers or for goods shipped across certain international borders. Please check with your carrier for any special rules that govern your shipment of goods. For international shipments, also check with countries whose borders your shipment may cross for any additional rules, regulations, duties, or taxes that apply.
You should always insure international shipments if your carrier does not provide automatic coverage. Check with your carrier for insurance regulations for each country—they may vary.
Specifying where you'll ship
You can exclude certain regions or countries from the places you're willing to ship to.
To exclude certain shipping locations:
When shipping internationally, sellers should use a shipping method that provides proof of delivery. Proof of delivery can help protect sellers in eBay Money Back Guarantee cases.
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