eBay.com is the number 19’s most popular website in the world. It is easily the seventh largest marketplace in the world behind Facebook, baidu, QQ.com, Amazon.com, taobao.com and hao123.com.
It’s definitely not worth being ignored in the world of Internet marketing. Presently Canadian entrepreneurs can easily sell on eBay.ca as they can sell on eBay.com. All products that are manually updated to eBay.ca can be tweaked to show on eBay.com and sales from US customers are automatic and with the same ease as Canadians customers on eBay.ca.
This is perfect for businesses with a few hundred items. However as a business expands beyond a few hundred items and other marketplaces are researched the manual upload of hundreds of items becomes a tedious task.
There is a program called Vendio from the website Vendio.com which can automate the sale and listing of products to several large marketplaces such as Amazon.com, eBay.com, Facebook.com or comparison shopping search engines such as Google product search, shopping.com, and Shopzilla.
Vendio can automatically take one list of products and items and automatically updates all of the above search engines and marketplaces at the same time. Literally thousands of items can be listed and updated with the push of a button.
However, Vendio does not presently supports Canadian-based eBay.ca accounts even though Canadians can sell on eBay.com. To automate this process and to take advantage of a larger comparison search engines and marketplaces an eBay.com account will need to be established.
There is no easy workaround for an eBay.com account. A separate US-based eBay.com account must be established. This will require a US-based bank account and credit card information to be provided as part of the business verification process through eBay.
In the article how to sell on Amazon.com, a workaround was used where the RBC Access US account for Canadians was described. However this did not work for the author of this article and there are no indications that this has worked for other Canadian-based entrepreneurs.
The RBC Access US account was okayed and verified on eBay.com however the Visa Debit Card was rejected several times.
Therefore the only workaround at this time is to establish a separate US-based business with the US-based bank account and credit card information.
A US mailing and shipping address will be needed. Moneyandbusiness.ca recommends The UPS Store.