Selling internationally on eBay or Amazon for that matter is a no-brainer decision.
You can reuse your existing product data and business processes over & over again to reach more customers easily.
However, when it comes to actually putting this into practice, it can get complicated quickly.
Everywhere else you’re told that you should go and do Europe. Getting tied up in a horrific language battle and opening the doors to a potential VAT nightmare, especially if you’re based in Europe as well is… nuts.
And the thing is, it doesn’t need to be that way at all.
Go Simple, Go English
I’m not suggesting for one moment you should overlook the other European countries. There is massive potential for you & your business in them.
However, they all speak different languages.
That makes customer services and translating your product data a nightmare.
In the recent video tutorial that myself & Dave put together, we explain exactly how you can skip this challenge and get started with cross border trade, the simple way. And that’s to go “English”
You can view the video guide here:
Note: There is software that can translate your listings into the different languages and on the different sites for you. These are great! But it’s certainly not the way I’d personally tackle this challenge.
CBT with Magento & M2EPro
And it really is simple to do in Magento.
Some of our courses on UnderstandingE are quite long, the reason for this is there is a lot to cover, especially if we need to keep things in simple step-by-step stages.
However when it came to showing you how to set up Magento & M2EPro to sell internationally on eBay, we covered the lot in under 3 hours. And that included a 36 minute tutorial on why you should “Go Simple, Go English”.
When we get to the tutorial where we put everything together, myself and Dave felt embarrassed.
Ignoring the basic steps to setup Magento for maximum control, the actual listing process is exactly the same for eBay, regardless if it’s a different eBay site where you’re listing locally to. So…. really easy to do.
If you would like to see how easy it is to sell internationally on eBay using Magento & M2EPro, you can either take the course on the UnderstandingE site here OR we also published this course on YouTube and you can watch the PlayList here.
And if you skip the 2nd tutorial, you can have the whole course completed and be up and running internationally on eBay with in a cup of coffee or two. It’s that quick!
The Simple Way
Selling internationally doesn’t need to be complicated.
Yes, later on once you’ve exhausted the potential in the English speaking sites such as eBay.com, eBay.co.uk, eBay.ie, eBay.com.au and of course the Amazon sites too, then think about going into Europe.
But for now, I dare you to exhaust these first :)