Call Us Now: +1 (877) 330-2677 Live Chat: ONLINE NOW            
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/general/answers-to-answers-8743d0241f5d8c2c996225efe2063f89
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/headlines/articles.jpg-5fa541d76bf4be9016b1176147b3bc96

eCommerce in US from overseas

Asked by: Charles - 11 August, 2012
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/default.png-f1597c1da25f30f8c1a941405e8391c8 Hi, we want to do retail eCommerce in the US, but the company is located overseas and our idea is to send the merchandise to someone/somewhere in the US so from there we will send directly to the customer (house / office / etc) the product. This person will not work for the company, just will receive and let UPS deliver the product.

So in order to receive the payments from the customers do we need to create a company (LLC / sole proprietorship / you named) open a bank account and have a US address? or we can just sell our products and receive the money from the customer on a Paypal account?

Thank you for your support.
Answered by: Robert Kowalski - 12 August, 2012
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/35.jpg-687fc92d5f6c5febcbdccb6895b08b8c Dear Charles,

As far as I see you are looking for a fulfillment solution. A good example of such solution in the US is "Fulfillment by Amazon" or FBA, where you ship your container to one of Amazon's locations and they do all the fulfillment work for you.

I don't see any particular reason for you to register a company in the US for that, as you could probably charge the clients using PayPal account in your country, however if you would use companies like Amazon for fulfillment they might require you to register in the US.

If your sales volume is high you might want to register in the US to save on the currency conversion, but for that you need to have really high volume to justify such move.

We Want To Connect With You!

Social Media is increasingly the preferred method for businesses to connect with their clients, peers and customers. We are dedicated to share information and useful tools to help you grow your business.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and let's begin the exchange to Help Grow America One Business at a Time - starting with yours!

https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/general/payment-methods-footer-052a63251a379d6e5ece1801f07470fc Official PayPal Seal SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment