Selling internationally to US based in South Africa

Doge1
Tourist
8 0 5

Hi 

I want to sell in the US market but i am based in South Africa. How would this be possible. Please i need advise with regards to this. Do i need to form a LLC to be able to sell in America further more what about taxes, shipping, customs and duties. The different state laws to comply to. Do i need all these to sell online to Americans or will i only be able to sell in my country. If there is someone who has experience with this could you please advise. 

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Zworthkey
Shopify Partner
5581 642 1574

@Doge1 
Welcome to the Shopify community!

That's good,  You want to sell your product worldwide.
You can easily sell your Products Internationally but you have care about it fulfilment,
how could you full fill it.

I hope this answer is relevant to your question.

Let me know if you need any more help.
Thank you.

Doge1
Tourist
8 0 5

Hi @Zworthkey  thanks for replying. I am subscribed to Spocket services are you familiar with them. 

Zworthkey
Shopify Partner
5581 642 1574

@Doge1 
yes, it Good, they provide a better and fast shipping services.

Doge1
Tourist
8 0 5

Well what would my next step be sir im really struggling to finish my shop but the compliance issues is what my biggest concerns are. As far as i am now with my store  what would you recommend my next step be. Thank you for your patience. 

Zworthkey
Shopify Partner
5581 642 1574

@Doge1 
What type of compliance issues you have into your Shop?

Doge1
Tourist
8 0 5

Online business compliances, for instance i make  sales do i need to pay tax to IRS, i dont have LLC nor do i have an American bank account, postal residence is in South Africa, how do i handle returns of defective products. Am i over thinking this. Could you possibly show me practically to a Shopify dropshipper store which i could visit as a visitor who is in the same boat as me being in a country outside of America yet be able to sell successfully without any legal issues. 

nips
Visitor
1 0 0

Hello did you win? I am also in South Africa. I was able to set up my shop but my problem is the billing .

Payitforward
Visitor
1 0 0

Hi I was wondering if any progress was made on this, did you register a US company ever or just run it through SA?

 

MerakiPresence
Visitor
1 0 0

Hi

 

I have just started setting up my online store, and I'm currently in the same situation that you were in when you asked this question on this community platform. I'm also based in South Africa and I would like to sell in the US market as well. Were you able to get the directive answers you needed regarding this? and if so, could you please shed some light on this. I would really appreciate you your help. 

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

Fairychild0
Visitor
1 0 0

Hi I am also based in south africa and also starting my online shop and have the same concerns. Please let us know if you had your questions answered. Your help and advice will be highly appreciated.