Gel Nail Polish Brand that wants to sell overseas?

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Hi There Community!


Im looking for some help in regards to setting my store up to ship my products internationally.


We are a cosmetics company that mainly sells gel nail polish and i hear we fall in the category of a hazardous substance that would cause shipping obstacles.


However i have seen a company based in the U.S that ships worldwide more or less so believe its possible, i just need some help in setting my international settings up in my store and setting the rates.


All advice would be much appreciated as we are doing good in the UK but believe the international markets would really take to the brand.


Our website is and the other website that seems to ship worldwide is


Many thanks 



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Shopify Staff
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Hi, @callycosmetics!

Thanks for reaching out in our Community forums and for sharing your concern, I’d be happy to help.


Firstly, I'm glad to hear that you are doing well in the UK! Expanding internationally can develop be the next step for your business. I'll do my best to point you in the right direction so you can accomplish this. Due to the classification of your products, you will want to read over our help document that goes over shipping dangerous goods internationally. This will give you a good understanding of what needs to be done to legally transport these products. You can also consult with a legal entity to ensure that you are following all of the correct procedures. 


If you do in fact decide to sell internationally, we have certain features that allow you to streamline this process. In terms of currency converters, different payment gateways, and shipping automation. Our article on The Ultimate Guide to Selling Globally on Shopify goes over how to identify international markets, set up your currency, shipping rates, and touches on marketing. 


I'd also love to know more about your business! Do you already have plans to market your brand internationally?  Feel free to let me know more and we can continue our conversation. 



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